Jonathan E. Posner, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Jonathan Posner is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiaty at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to training and supervising fellows and residents in psychiatry, Dr. Posner maintains a research laboratory that uses advanced neuroimaging techiniques to examine how brain dysfunction can lead to psychiatric symptoms in children. He is particularly interested in using brain imaging to help develop new and more effective treatments for psychiatric disorders.
Education and Training
- State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
- Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University
Dr. Posner’s research focuses on how the brain experiences emotion, maintains focus, and controls impulses. Numerous organizations support Dr. Posner’s research, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.
Posner J, Cha J, Wang Z, Talati A, Warner V, Gerber A, Peterson BS, Weissman MM. Increased default mode network connectivity in individuals at high familial risk for depression, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016 Jun;41(7):1759-67
Biezonski D, Cha J, Steinglass J, Posner J. Evidence for thalamocortical circuit abnormalities and associated cognitive dysfunctions in underweight individuals with anoxeria nervosa. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016 May; 41(6):1560-8. PMCID: PMC4832017
Cha J, Fekete T, Siciliano F, Biezonski D, Greenhill LL, Pliszka S, Blader J, Roy A, Leibenluft E, Posner J. Neural correlates of aggression in medication naive children with ADHD: Multivariate Analysis of Morphometry and Tractography, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2015 Mar; 40: 1717-1725
Posner J, Park C, Wang Z. Connecting the dots: A review of resting connectivity MRI studies in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Neuropsychology Review, 2014 Mar 24(1): 3-15
Posner J, Hellerstein DJ, Gat I, Mechling A, Klahr K, Wang Z, McGrath P, Stewart JW, Peterson BS. Antidepressants normalize the default mode network in patients with dysthymia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Feb 6:1–10.
Posner J, Nagel BJ, Maia TV, Mechling A, Oh M, Wang Z, Peterson BS. Abnormal amygdalar activation and connectivity in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011;50:828-837. PMCID: PMC3155780.
Posner J, Maia TV, Fair D, Peterson BS, Sonuga-Barke EJ, Nagel BJ.: The attenuation of dysfunctional emotional processing with stimulant medication: An fMRI study of adolescents with ADHD. . Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 2011;193: 151-160
Fair D, Posner J, Nagel BJ, Bathula Da, Costa Dias T, Mills K, Blythe M, Giwa A, Schmitt C, Nigg J. Atypical default network connectivity in youth with ADHD. Biological Psychiatry. 2010;68(12):1084-1091. PMCID: PMC2997893
Posner J, Russell J, Gerber A, Gorman D, Colibazzi T, Yu S, Wang Z, Kangarlu A, Zhu H, Peterson BS.: The neurophysiological bases of emotion: An fMRI study of the affective circumplex using emotion-denoting words. . Human Brain Mapping 2009;30: 883-895
Posner J, Russell JA, Peterson BS: The circumplex model of affect: an integrative approach to affective neuroscience, cognitive development, and psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology 2005;17: 715-34