Jimmy Choi, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, Division of Mental Health Services & Policy Research,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Choi attended graduate school at Pepperdine University where he focused on clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He then completed a neuropsychology internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and went on to clinical training in neuropsychology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Living-Hartford Hospital. He completed a second year of postgraduate training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York as a Marie Kessel Fellow in Neuropsychology. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia University, Dr. Choi was a clinical neuropsychologist at the VA Connecticut Health Care System and on the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award from the International Symposium on Schizophrenia in Switzerland to acknowledge his early clinical research contributions in schizophrenia, and was awarded a Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Career Development Award to study cognitive rehabilitation in early Alzheimer’s disease.
Undergraduate: University of Illinois, B.A., 1989-1994
Graduate: Pepperdine University, Psy.D., 1995-2001
Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002
Fellowship: Hartford Hospital-Institute of Living, 2003
Post-Graduate: Marie Kessel Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2004
• Alzheimer's Disease
• Cognitive Rehabilitation
ACNC - Audubon
Room 323 Unit/Box:100
21 Audubon Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Choi is a clinical researcher studying treatment methods and the underlying neuropsychological and motivational mechanisms in optimizing cognitive recovery in neuropsychiatric illnesses.
1. Choi J, Lisanby SH, Medalia A, Prudic J: A Conceptual Introduction to Cognitive Remediation for Memory Deficits Associated With Right Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy. Journal of ECT 2011;27(4): 286-291
2. Choi J, Mogami T, Medalia A: Intrinsic Motivation Inventory: A scale adapted for schizophrenia research. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2010;35(5): 966-976
3. Choi J, Fiszdon JM, Medalia A: Expectancy-value theory in persistence of learning effects in schizophrenia: role of task value and perceived competency. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2010;36: 957-65
4. Choi J, Kurtz MM: Comparison of executive remediation techniques on the WCST in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2009;107: 76-82
5. Choi J, Medalia A: Intrinsic motivation and learning in a schizophrenia spectrum sample. Schizophrenia Research 2010;118: 12-19