Rachel Marsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Division of Child and Adolescent Psychaitry
Co-Director of the NIMH-funded T32 Training Program in Research in Child Psychiatry ,
Director or the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory,
Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Insitute
Dr. Rachel Marsh's research involves the application of neuroimaging, particularly fMRI, to the study of brain-behavior associations in normal development and in disorders that arise during childhood and adolescence, such as Tourette syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Eating Disorders.
She is the recipient of NIMH-funded grants, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, an award from the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, and an award from the Tourette Syndrome Association. She is currently recruiting adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa (12 to 18 years) for an NIMH-funded longitudinal multimodal MRI study of neural factors that contribute to the development and persistence of the disorder.
Undergraduate: Skidmore College, B.A., 1993-1997
Graduate: Graduate Center, City University of NY, Ph.D., 1999-2003
Fellowship: Columbia University, NIMH-sponsored T32 in Child Psychiatry, 2003-2004
Post-Graduate: Columbia University, NIMH-sponsored T32 in Developmental Psychobiology, 2004-2006
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 2409 Unit/Box:74
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Marsh’s research investigates the functioning and structure of the neural circuits that support self-regulation, learning, and memory in normal development and in the development of psychiatric disorders that arise during childhood and adolescence.
1. Marsh, R., Steinglass, J.E., Gerber, A.J., O'Leary, K.G., Wang, Z., Walsh, B. T., Peterson, B.S.: Deficient Activity in the Neural Systems that Mediate Self-Regulatory Control in Bulimia Nervosa. Archives of General Psychiatry 2009;66/1: 1-13
2. Marsh R, Horga G, Wang Z, Wang P, Klahr KW, Berner LA, Walsh BT, Peterson BS: An fMRI study of self-regulatory control and conflict resolution in adolescents with bulimia nervosa. American Journal of Psychiatry 2011;168: 1210-20
3. Marsh R, Gerber AJ, Peterson BS.: Neuroimaging studies of normal brain development & their relevance for understanding childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008;47/11: 1233-51
4. Marsh R, Zhu H, Schultz, B, Quackenbush G, Royal, J, Skudlarski P, Peterson BS: A developmental fMRI study of self-regulatory control. Human Brain Mapping 2006;27/11: 848-863
5. Marsh R, Zhu H, Skudlarski P, Wang Z, Peterson BS: A developmental fMRI study of self-regulatory control in Tourette Syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry 2006;164/6