M. Elizabeth Sublette, M.D./PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
M. Elizabeth Sublette received her M.D.Ph.D. from SUNY Downstate. She completed a psychiatry residency at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Medical Center and and served as Chief of the Affective Disorders inpatient unit at Zucker Hillside Hospital before becoming to Columbia University
After completing an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Sublette joined the faculty in 2007, as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, in the Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology.
Dr. Sublette's research focuses on the neurobiology of mood disorders and suicide risk. In particular, she has concentrated on understanding the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on brain and mood. Her research has been funded by NARSAD, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Undergraduate: Manhattan School of Music, B.Mus., 1977
Graduate: Manhattan School of Music, M.M., 1978
Medical School: SUNY DownState, M.D., 1998
Doctoral Degree: SUNY DownState, PH.D., 1998
Residency: North Shore/Long Island Jewish/Zucker Hillside Hospital, Psychiatry Residency, 1998 - 2002
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, Child Psychiatry Research Fellowship, 2004-2006
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
• Mood Disorders
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 2715 Unit/Box:42
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
I am interested in the role of essential dietary fatty acids in the neurobiology of mood disorders and suicide risk.
1. Sublette ME, Hibbeln JR, Galfalvy H, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ : Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Essential Fatty Acid Status as a Predictor of Future Suicide Risk. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006;163: 1100-1102
2. Sublette ME, Bosetti F, DeMar JC, Ma K, Bell JM, Fagin-Jones S, Russ MJ, Rapoport SI: Plasma free polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with symptom severity in acute mania. Bipolar Disorders 2007;9: 759–765
3. Sublette ME, Milak MS, Hibbeln JR, Freed PJ, Oquendo MA, Malone KM, Parsey RV, Mann JJ: Plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids and regional cerebral glucose metabolism in major depression. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids 2009;80: 57-64
4. Sublette ME, Ellis SP, Geant AL, Mann JJ : Meta-analysis: Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid in clinical trials in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2011;72: 1577-1584
5. Sublette ME, Galfalvy HC, Hibbeln JR, Keilp J, Malone KM, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ: Polyunsaturated fatty acid associations with dopaminergic indices in major depressive disorder.. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2014;17: 383-391