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About Catherine Monk, PHD
Please note: at this time, Dr. Monk is only accepting new patients referred by providers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Dr. Catherine Monk is Professor of Medical Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), and Psychiatry, Research Scientist VI at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and founding director of the newly launched initiative to embed Women's Mental Health in Columbia's Ob/Gyn Department (Women's Mental Health @Ob/Gyn) where she and other mental health professionals help women with stress, depression, anxiety across the lifespan. After completing her NIH post–doctoral fellowship in the Psychobiological Sciences at Columbia in 2000, Dr. Monk joined the faculty and established the Perinatal Pathways Laboratory.
Dr. Monk's research brings together perinatal psychiatry, developmental psychobiology, and neuroscience to focus on the earliest influences on children's developmental trajectories — those that happen in utero and how to intervene early to help women and prevent risk for mental health disorders in the future children. Her research has been continuously funded by the NIH since she had her first support as a 'K' Career Development awardee in 2001; she also has received funding from the March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and the Bezos Family Foundation.
- Clinical Research
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Perinatal Pathology
- Post Menopausal Problems
- Postpartum Depression
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
- Psychological Aspects of Infertility
- Women's Health
- Women's Mental Health
- Medical School: Graduate School of the City University of New York
- Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
Titles & Positions
- Director, Women's Mental Health @Ob/Gyn
- Professor of Medical Psychology (in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry) at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center