Heather Berlin

Heather Berlin, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine. (@heather_berlin)

Dr. Berlin conducts research to better understand the neural basis of impulsivity, compulsivity, and emotion with the goal of more targeted treatment. She employs neuroimaging and neuropsychological and psychopharmacological testing of brain lesion and compulsive, impulsive, and personality disorder patients. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness and dynamic unconscious processes. Dr. Berlin has conducted clinical research at hospitals in both the US and UK including Bellevue Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)/University of Zurich, and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a presenter on the Discovery Channel and has appeared on the History Channel, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, StarTalk Radio, and The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. She is co-host of the CUNY TV show SCIENCE GOEST TO THE MOVIES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.