I am an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, where I work and teach in the Department of Psychiatry and the Masters Program in Bioethics.  My academic writing has been published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, among others. I am an appointed member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Psychiatry and Law.

My academic work addresses the role of neuroscience and psychiatry in society, primarily as reflected in ethics, law, and policy. I am particularly interested in the conceptual basis of addiction. For a detailed list of my academic publications, please see the following sites:

My writing for the public has appeared in Scientific American MIND and WIRED UK. I am a member of NeuWrite, Columbia University’s science writing collective, and I have worked as a screenwriting consultant to the American Film Institute as a Sloan Science Mentor.