Michael First, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Technical and Editorial Consultant on ICD-11 revision,
World Health Organization
Editorial and Coding Consultant for DSM-5,
American Psychiatric Associaton
Consultant on Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Project,
National institute of Mental Health
Current projects include investigating Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a rare condition involving a lifelong desire to become disabled, most commonly the desire to become an amputee. Other research includes developing the DSM-5 version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders, and conducting a qualitative investigator of how clinicians make psychiatric diagnosis.