Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Co-Director, College Mental Health Project
WHO, World Mental Health Initiative

1051 Riverside Drive
2407 Pardes
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (646) 774-5745

Dr. Auerbach received his B.A. from Cornell University (2000), Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University (2010), and completed his clinical internship at McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School (2010). Dr. Auerbach’s research is committed to improving our understanding of depression and suicide in adolescents. His research is multidisciplinary and utilizes a multimodal approach for assessment (e.g., laboratory-based experiments, EEG/ERPs, fMRI) to determine why depressive symptoms unfold, how self-injurious and suicidal behaviors develop, and what changes in the brain during treatment. As a whole, the research aims to better understand the putative mechanisms that may improve early identification of and treatment for adolescent depression and suicidal behaviors. This work is funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, the Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant, and several private foundations, and to date, it has resulted in over 90 published scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Auerbach is the recipient of a number of awards including the David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in Clinical Psychology, the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Early Career Award, the Theodore Blau Early Career Award, and the Career Development Leadership Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.