Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Director of OCD Research Program
Narrative of Services:
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic has ongoing research studies for adults with OCD. These studies seek to advance our understanding of what causes OCD and how best to treat it. All evaluations and treatment is provided at no cost to the patient. If eligible, participants in our treatment studies can receive state-of-the-art CBT and/or pharmacological treatment from a team of expert psychologists and psychiatrists. More information about current studies can be found on the website (www.Columbia-OCD.org)
Dr. Simpson graduated from Yale College with a BS in biology and from the MD-PhD program at The Rockefeller University/Cornell University Medical College. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Simpson has been a researcher in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic since 1996, first as a National Institutes of Mental Health Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Liebowitz, then as an independent researcher and Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Research Program, and now as the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic.