Meet the Team

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD


Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons Co-Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute Director, Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University Please click here...

Dolly John, PhD, MPH

Research Director

Research Scientist, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Univ. Medical Center

Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist

Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, PhD., MPH Research Scientist Please click here to read Mr. Jiménez-Solomon’s CV. Oscar Jiménez-Solomon is a mental health and social policy researcher who has dedicated his career to reducing inequities in mental health. His research focuses on understanding...

Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, MA, MBA

Research Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Dep. of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ. Please click here to read Dr. Aggarwal’s CV. Neil Krishan Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and a Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. As...

Ana Stefancic, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Associate Research Scientist, Dep. of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ. Ana Stefancic has over 15 years of experience researching the effectiveness of housing and support services for individuals who have experienced homelessness, psychiatric disabilities, substance abuse, and chronic medical conditions. Current projects...

Peter Lam, MPH

Data Manager / Analyst

Data Manager / Analyst, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Univ. Please click here to read Peter Lam’s CV. Peter Lam earned a BA from Binghamton University in 2007 and an MPH from Columbia University in 2013.

Amanda G. Cruz, M.S.

Research Assistant

Research Assistant, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Univ. Medical Center Amanda G. Cruz, a McNair Research Scholar raised in Bronx, New York joined the CECC in July of 2017 as a Research Assistant. As of May 2019, she became an accomplished...

Daniela Tuda, MA

Research Assistant

Daniela Tuda received her Masters in Advanced Clinical Social Work at Columbia University and is currently a research assistant on the Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Project. Previously, Daniela worked with Mental Health Service Corps, an initiative by New York City that...

Nathaniel Lu, MA

Research Assistant

Are you interested in learning more about the research we perform here at the CECC? Please see the CECC Research Initiatives page to learn more.