Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry,
Dr. Weissman is a Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the School of Public Health at Columbia University and Chief of the Department in Clinical-Genetic Epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric institute. Until 1987, she was a Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Director of the Depression Research Unit. She was a Visiting Senior Scholar (1979-1980) at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. In 1974, she received a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. Her current research is on epidemiology, detection, treatment; and the genetics of affective and anxiety disorders. Dr. Weissman has been a consultant to many private and public agencies, including the World Health Organization, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science. She has been the author or a co-author of over 550 scientific articles and chapters, and 11 books, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression, Basic Books, New York, 1984, with her late husband, Gerald L. Klerman, Bruce J. Rounsaville, and Eve S. Chevron; A Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Basic Books, New York, 2000 with Gerald L. Klerman and John Markowitz; and Treatment of Depression: Bridging the 21st Century, API Press, 2001 and Weissman, a Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Oxford University Press, New York, NY: 2007.
Graduate: Yale University, Ph.D., 1974
• The genetics of major depression or panic disorder, studies of families at high risk for depression and other disorders. The study of the treatment of depressed parents and the effect of remission on their children. Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room Kolb 163 Unit/Box:24
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
The genetics of epidemiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorder.
1. Weissman MM, Pilowsky DJ, Wickramaratne P, Talati A, Wisniewski SR, Fava M, Hughes CW, Garber J, Malloy E, King C, Cerda G, Sood B, Alpert JE, Trivedi MH, Rush J. : Remission of Maternal Depression is Associated with Reductions in Psychopathology in their Children: A Star*D-Child Report.. JAMA 2006;295 (12): 1389-1398
2. Weissman MM, Wickramartne P, NomuraY, WarnerV, Pilowsky D, Verdeli H.: Offspring of depressed parents: 20 years later.. Am J Psychiatry 2006;163: 1001-1008
3. Weissman MM, Markowitz JC, Klerman GL.: A Clinician’s Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy., Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, 2007
4. Peterson BS, Warber V, Bansal R, Zhu H, Hao X, Liu J, Durkin K, Adams PB, Wickramaratne P, Weissman MM. : Cortical Thinning in Persons at Increased Familial Risk for Major Depression.. Proc Nat Acad Sciences (PNAS) 2009;106(15): 6273-6278
5. Weissman MM, Wickramaratne, P, Pilowsky DJ, Poh E, Batten LA, Hernandez M, Flament MF, Stewart JA, McGrath P, Blier P, Stewart JW.: Treatment of Maternal Depression in a Medication Clinical Trial and Its Effect on Children. . American Journal of Psychiatry 2015;172(5): 450-459