Melanie Wall

Melanie Wall

Melanie Wall

Biostatistics (in Psychiatry)


1051 Riverside Dr, Unit 48
New York NY 10032
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Dr. Wall has worked extensively with modeling complex multilevel and multimodal data on a wide array of psychosocial public health and psychiatric research questions in both clinical studies and large epidemiologic studies. She is an expert in longitudinal data analysis and latent variable modeling, including structural equation modeling focused on mediating and moderating (interaction) effects where she has made many methodological contributions. She has a long track record as a biostatistical mentor for Ph.D. students and NIH K awardees and regularly teaches graduate level courses in the Department of Biostatistics in the Mailman School of Public Health attended by clinical Masters students, Ph.D. students, post-docs, and psychiatry fellows. Her current research mission is improving the accessibility and application of state-of-the-art and reproducible statistical methods across different areas psychiatric research.


PhD, 1998, Iowa State University
BS, 1993, Truman State University

Mailman Affiliations

Faculty, Department of Biostatistics

Editorial Boards

Statistical Editor, Psychiatric Services

Columbia Affiliations

Honors & Awards

American Statistical Association Fellow

Select Publications

Blanco C, Wall M, Olfson M. Psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(9): 2757-2759. 2020.
van der Ven, E., Scodes, J., Basaraba, C., Pauselli, L., Mascayano, F., Nossel, I., Bello, I., Humensky, J., Susser, E., Wall, M., Dixon, L. Trajectories of Occupational and Social Functioning in People with Recent-Onset Non-Affective Psychosis enrolled in Specialized Early Intervention Services across New York State. Schizophrenia Research, 222, 218-226. 2020.
Hasin D, Shmulewitz D, Cerda M, Keyes K, Olfson M, Sarvet A, Wall M. US adults with pain, a group increasingly vulnerable to nonmedical cannabis use and cannabis use disorder: 2001-2002 and 2012-2013. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177(7), 611-618. 2020.
Pinto, R. M., Kay, E. S., Choi, C. J., Wall, M. Interprofessional collaboration improves linkages to primary care: A longitudinal analysis. AIDS Care. 32(8):970-978. 2020.
Raffo C, Hasin D, Appelbaum P, Wall M. A data-driven method for identifying shorter symptom criteria sets: The case for DSM-5 alcohol use disorder. Psychological Medicine, 49(6): 931-939. 2019.

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