Bruce Dohrenwend

Bruce Dohrenwend

Bruce Dohrenwend

Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology and Social Sciences (In Psychiatry)


1051 Riverside Drive, Unit # 8

New York NY 10032



As a psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Bruce Dohrenwend's research relates to issues raised by epidemiological findings of relations between important types of psychiatric disorder and social positions defined by gender, ethnic/racial status, and socioeconomic status. His particular interest is how adversity and stress are related to these demographic variables as well as to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, antisocial personality disorder, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


PhD, 1955, Cornell University

Editorial Boards

Advisory Board, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Advisory Editor, Psychiatry

Columbia Affiliations

Chief of the Department of Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Institute,

Other Affiliations

President, American Psychopathological Association, 1994

Honors & Awards

NIMH Research Scientist Award 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1991
Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award, APHA, 1981
AAAS Prize for Behavioral Science Research, 1990
Hamilton Award, American Psychopathological Association
Leo G. Reeder Award, Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association

Select Urban Health Activities

World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR): Dr. Dohrenwend is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board.

Select Global Activities

World Psychiatric Association Section of Epidemiology: Dr. Dohrenwend is a member of the Section Committee.

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