Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD

Brain Imaging Lab
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Division of Child Psychiatry, Unit 74
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032



Dr. Gerber is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry studying social cognition and affect as they relate to developmental psychopathology, particularly in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and psychotherapeutic change. He graduated from Yale College with a degree in Physics and completed a Master of Science degree in Developmental Psychology and a PhD in Psychology at University College London. There Dr. Gerber studied with Peter Fonagy, investigating the process and outcome of psychoanalytic treatments in young adults. He then graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed his medical internship at Cambridge Hospital, and his psychiatric training at Weill Cornell Medical College - Payne Whitney Clinic where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Gerber next completed an NIMH T32 research fellowship in neuroimaging of child psychiatric disorders under Dr. Bradley Peterson at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and a clinical fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Columbia and Cornell Universities, where he was chief fellow.


Dr. Gerber's research expertise lies in studying developmental psychopathology, attachment, as well as designing and performing trials of psychothotherapeutic process and efficacy. He is currently developing a paradigm for measuring social cognition in the fMRI environment and plans to apply this to studying psychopathology and psychotherpaeutic change. He has expertise in parametric and non-parametric statistical models and uses R, S-Plus, SAS, SPSS, and BMDP. He also programs in Matlab, Mathematica, Basic, and C++.


Dr. Gerber is leading the development of a novel paradigm for social cognition in the fMRI environment. He is also studying the association between surface morphology of the amygdala, hippocampus, and frontal cortex and measures of social adaptation and analyzing data from the fMRI study of the cirumplex model of affect. He has developed a lab Wiki for sharing information relevant to these projects and is interested in expanding this useful tool to other lab activities.


My wife Andrea is a clinical psychologist specializing in eating disorders at the Columbia Medical Center Counseling Service and in private practice. We live in Morningside Heights with our daughters Samantha and Lila and our two cats, Maya and Inca