Biography: 
I graduated with a degree in Human Biology from Brown University, where I also earned my Masters in Public Health. I completed medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After graduating from general psychiatry residency training at the New York University School of Medicine, I completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University. I then worked as an Attending Psychiatrist in the Bellevue Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, as well as the psychiatrist/medical director for Bellevue’s OnTrackNY program, an intensive, recovery-oriented intervention for the first-episode psychosis population. In addition to my clinical responsibilities at Bellevue, I participated in research related to early intervention for psychosis, schizophrenia, and co-occurring disorders including cannabinoid use. I am currently appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and serve as the Associate Medical Director of Adult Services at the New York State Office of Mental Health. I have conducted research and published on various public health and policy-related topics, including occupational health, HIV and mental health, homelessness in New York City, integration of behavioral health and primary care services, mental health treatment disparities, the role of prevention within psychiatry, cannabinoids and mental health, the opioid crisis, substance use and schizophrenia, and the social determinants of mental health. I am currently a member of the Preventive Psychiatry Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a psychiatric think tank.