Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences



Psychiatry research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is fueled by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and supported by a robust research infrastructure including the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein, the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore, a wide range of Shared Scientific Facilities and Cores, and a community of devoted research mentors.

The scope of research activities oriented toward mental illness, addiction, and behavioral health extends from fundamental science to health services research. Our investigators share an overarching commitment to marshal every plausible and promising approach for addressing the profound disability, premature mortality, suffering and stigma associated with psychiatric conditions. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and collaborating departments are dedicated to creating new knowledge that advances the mental health and well-being of local and global communities and to nurturing the research careers of promising trainees and young investigators.



Upcoming Events

50th Annual Leadership Conference

Date: June 2 - 4, 2023

Brochure 2023

CRLC Registration Form 2023


Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 5:30 PM
Science and the Humanities conversations series: “The Highly Effective Irrationality of Science” with Michael Strevens
Rose F Kennedy Center, Tishman Auditorium

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 5:00 PM
2023 NYC RING Convocation of Practices
Price Center/Block Pavilion, LeFrak Auditorium & Lower Lobby

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Media Spotlight

Bed Rotting: TikTok's Latest Viral Trend Reveals the Toxic Side of Self-Care

Simon Rego, Psy.D., says that recharging and refreshing can be helpful for mental health, but it's important to be mindful to avoid spending too much time in bed, a viral trend known as "bed rotting." Dr. Rego is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, chief of psychology, and director of psychology training at Einstein and Montefiore.

(Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023)

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