Elizabeth Werner, PhD

Psychology, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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About Elizabeth Werner, PhD

Elizabeth Werner, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She serves as the Director of Clinical Intervention Research in the Perinatal Pathways Lab. Dr. Werner is the co-developer of PREPP, a clinical intervention that aims to prevent postpartum depression, and the director of the PREPP training and certification program.

She serves as the Associate Director of Women's Mental Health @Ob/Gyn, through which she provides clinical care. Dr. Werner specializes in the treatment of mood disorders and stress management, particularly working with people during the perinatal period, during struggles with fertility, and during assisted reproduction interventions.

Dr. Werner is a co-investigator on several projects funded by the NIH, and has published papers on a variety of topics in the fields of perinatal psychiatry and developmental psychobiology. She was selected as a NIH CHIPS fellow (Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services) and as a New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar. New Patients

Please note, at this time, Dr. Werner is only accepting new patients referred by providers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Depression
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • Individual Brief Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Pregnancy Losses Counseling
  • Pregnancy Termination Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Women's Mental Health


  • Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry) at CUMC
  • Associate Director of Womens Mental Health

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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