NYONRC Members

Executive Committee

Rudolph Leibel, MD
Director
Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research; Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Head, Division of Molecular Genetics, Columbia University; Co-Director, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center; Director, Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics Core, NYONRC; Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD
Associate Director
Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor of Medicine; Chief of Preventive Medicine & Nutrition

Dympna Gallagher, EdD
Associate Director
Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine; Director, Human Phenotyping Core NYONRC

Judith Safran, MBA, MPH
Administrator

Benedetta Spina
Administrative Coordinator

Members

Domenico Accili, MD
Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes (in Medicine), Columbia University; Director, Columbia University Diabetes Research Center

R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

Nir Barzilai, MD
Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Endocrinology) & Dept. of Genetics; Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research; Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Claire Bastie, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Paul Berk, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

William Blaner, PhD
Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD
Professor in Pharmacology; Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Andrea Califano, PhD
Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology Chair, Department of Systems Biology; Director, JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center; Associate Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Jorge Matias Caviglia, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center

Earle Chambers, PhD
Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine; Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Maureen Charron, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, & Department of Medicine; Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Streamson Chua, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Director of Clinical Genetics, Columbia Medicine; Associate Director, Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics Core, NYONRC, Columbia University Medical Center

Adi Cohen, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology and of Medicine; Co-Director of the Einstein Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition (in Pediatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology; Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University

Gilbert Di Paolo, PhD
Associate Professor in Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Teresa DiLorenzo, PhD
Professor; Diane Belfer, Cypres & Endelson Families Faculty Scholar in Diabetes Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Claudia Doege, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Karen Duff, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Psychiatry and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), Columbia University

Dieter Egli, PhD
Assistant Professor of Developmental Cell Biology (in Pediatrics), Columbia University

Sally Findley, PhD
Professor of Population and Family Health and Sociomedical Sciences (in Pediatrics and in the Center for Family and Community Medicine), Columbia University Medical Center

Pamela Freda, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Ali Gharavi, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Jonathan Giles, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Henry Ginsberg, MD
Director Emeritus, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, Columbia Universtiy Medical Center

John Glendinning, PhD
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology; Director of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, Barnard College

Robin Goland, MD
J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Diabetes (in Medicine [in Pediatrics] and in the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center), Columbia University Medical Center; Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

David Goldstein, PhD
John E. Borne Professor of Medical and Surgical Research (in Genetics and Development) (in the Institute for Genomic Medicine and Neurology) and Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine), Columbia University

Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology) & Dept. of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Rebecca Haeusler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Paul Harris, PhD
Research Scientist, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Meredith Hawkins, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology) Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine Director, Global Diabetes Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Derek Huffman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Carmen Isasi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health Associate, Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Keisuke Ito, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director, Scientific Resources of Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jonathan Javitch, MD, PhD
Lieber Professor of Experimental Therapeutics in Psychiatry and Professor of Pharmacology (in the Center for Molecular Recognition and in Physiology & Cellular Biophysics); Chief, Division of Molecular Therapeutics, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Director, Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research, Columbia University Medical Center

Young-Hwan Jo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Robert Kaplan, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health; Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation and Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD
Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics and Development and Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University

Harry R. Kissileff, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University

Judith Korner, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Weight Control Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Elena Ladas, PhD, RD
Associate Professor of Nutrition (in Pediatrics and in the Institute of Human Nutrition), Columbia University Medical Center

Blandine Laferrère, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director Diabetes Research Center Translational Biomarker Analytical Core (TBAC) Laboratory, NYORC Division of Endocrinology; Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

David Lederer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Columbia University

Charles LeDuc, PhD
Research Scientist, Columbia University

Bruce Levin, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jeffrey Lieberman, MD
Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Psychiatrist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

Gina Schellenbaum Lovasi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jose Luchsinger, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

Lambert Hugh Lumey, MD, PhD
Professor Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center

J. John Mann, MD
Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience (in Psychiatry and in Radiology); Chief, Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology, Department Psychiatry, Columbia University

Mathew S Maurer, MD
Arnold and Arlene Goldstein Professor of Cardiology; Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Research Laboratory for the Elderly, Columbia University

Laurel Mayer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Andrew Edward Moran, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

John Morrow, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University

Saleem Nicola, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sharon Oberfield, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Columbia University Medical Center

Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Frederica Perera, DrPh
Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health; Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University

Jeffrey Pessin, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Judy R. & Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Li Qiang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Deepa Rastogi, MBBS
Joseph S. Blume Faculty Scholar; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Asthma Center Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Gissette Reyes Soffer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Michael Rosenbaum, MD
Professor Clinical Pediatrics & Medicine; Associate Program Director of the CTSA and CRC, NYONRC, Columbia University Medical Center

Nathaniel Sawtell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

Janet Schebendach, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

P. Christian Schulze, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Gary J. Schwartz, PhD
Professor of Medicine & Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Anjali Sharma, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ari Shechter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences; Columbia University Medical Center

Wei Shen, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Medicine (in Pediatrics GI-Nutrition), Columbia University Medical Center

Rajat Singh, MD, MBBS
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Endocrinology) & Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Scott Small, MD
Boris and Rose Katz Professor of Neurology, Division of Aging and Dementia; Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University

Janet Sparrow, PhD
Anthony Donn Professor of Ophthalmic Science, Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Joanna Steinglass, MD
Florence Irving Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Marie St-Onge, PhD
Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University

Yousin Suh, PhD
Professor, Dept. Genetics, Dept. of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dept. of Medicine (Endocrinology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ira Tabas, MD, PhD
Richard J. Stock Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Medicine; Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology (in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics), Columbia University

Alan Tall, MD
Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University

Elizabeth Walker, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Medicine; Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

B. Tim Walsh, MD
William and Joy Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Yunsin Claire Wang, MD
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School

Sharon Wardlaw, MD
Robert C and Veronica Atkins Professor of Obesity Research in Medicine, Department of Medicine-Endocrinology; Director of Neuroendocrine Unit, Columbia University

Sylvia Wasserthiel-Smoller, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health; Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation & Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine; Head, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Weight Management at Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center

Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD
Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine; Professor and Division Head for Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fajun Yang, PhD
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lori Zeltser, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Yiying Zhang, PhD
Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics Molecular Genetics, Columbia University

Charles Zuker, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Neuroscience; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University