Katherine Burdick, PhD
- ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
- ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Research Topics:Brain, Cognitive Neuroscience, Genomics, Memory, Schizophrenia
Katherine E. Burdick, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief of Neurocognitive Research in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her PhD from the The Graduate Center, City University of New York and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Burdick’s primary research interest is in neurocognitive dysfunction in major psychiatric disorders with a focus on understanding its underlying etiologies through genetics, neuroimaging, and novel treatment strategies. She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), and the Stanley Medical Research Institute to conduct her research. Dr. Burdick has authored more than 50 publications in this area, including the first published book focused on the cognitive deficits common in bipolar disorder. She is considered a leader in the field of cognitive genomics.
As a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Burdick has extensive experience in the assessment of cognition in psychiatric and neurologic patients and she has more than 10 years of experience teaching in a university setting and in a medical school/residency training program, mentoring psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows.