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.
1. Kimhy D, Gill KE, Brucato G, Vakhrusheva J, Arndt L, Gross JJ, Girgis RR: The Impact of Emotion Awareness and Regulation on Social Functioning in Individuals at Clinical High-Risk for Psychosis. Psychological Medicine (in press).
2. Kimhy D, Khan S, Ayanruoh L, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Lister A, Ballon JS, Vakhrusheva J, Armstrong HF, Bartels MN, Sloan RP: Use of Active-Play Video Games to Enhance Aerobic Fitness in Schizophrenia: Feasibility, Safety and Adherence. Psychiatric Services 2016; 67:24-243. PMID: 26423100.
3. Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Ballon JS, Khan S, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Ayanruoh L, Lister A, Castrén E, Smith EE, Sloan RP: The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Neurocognition in Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2015; 41:859-868. PMID: 25805886.
4. Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Jobson-Ahmed L, Tarrier N, Malaspina D, Gross JJ: Emotion Awareness and Regulation in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Implications for Social Functioning. Psychiatry Research 2012; 200:193-201. PMID: 22749227.
5. Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Ballon JS, Khan S, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Ayanruoh L, Smith EE, Sloan RP: Aerobic Fitness and Body Mass Index in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Implications for Neurocognitive and Daily Functioning. Psychiatry Research 2014; 220:784-791. PMID: 25219618.
6. Kimhy D, Tarrier N, Essock S, Malaspina D, Cabaniss D, Beck AT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Dissemination and Training Practices in the United States. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches 2013; 5:296-305. PMID: 24187582.
7. Kimhy D, Myin-Germeys I, Palmier-Claus J, Swendsen J: Mobile Assessment Guide for Research in Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2012; 38:386-395. PMID: 22287280.
8. Kimhy D, Delespaul P, Ahn H, Cai S, Shikhman M, Lieberman JA, Malaspina D, Sloan RP: Concurrent Measurement of “Real-World” Stress and Arousal in Individuals with Psychosis: Assessing the Feasibility and Validity of a Novel Methodology. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2010; 36:1131-1139. PMID: 19429846.