Blair Simpson, MD, PhDDirector, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physician and Surgeons of Columbia University

Dr. Simpson’s research program focuses on how to improve treatments for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder so that they can live productive lives. Her research is interdisciplinary and ranges from treatment development studies to clinical trials examining the effects of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy to brain imaging studies exploring the brain mechanisms of OCD. She was a member of the workgroup that developed the first Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with OCD for the American Psychiatric Association.

She has been an ADAA member since 2003.