David Kimhy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Dr. David Kimhy is the Director of the Experimental Psychopathology Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Kimhy's work centers on two primary areas: 1) The use of translational approaches to elucidate the mechanisms of development and recovery from psychopathology in individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders; and 2) The development and dissemination of cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve affective, social and cognitive functioning.
Dr. Kimhy's funding includes research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Alliance for Research of Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD). Current studies focus on the impact of autonomic and emotion regulation on recovery from psychosis, the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to improve psychotic symptoms, and use of aerobic exercise to improve cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Dr. Kimhy has a part-time private practice in general adult and adolescent psychotherapy.
Dr. Kimhy's primary research interest focus on the integration of affective, cognitive and neurobiological models of self-regulation.