Department Of Clinic for Aging, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
Patrick Brown, PhD

Patrick J. Brown, PH.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, and a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in the Neurobiology and Therapeutics of Aging Division (NTAD). He serves as the Director of the Clinic on Aging, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders, the outpatient research clinic for all clinical and translational work in NTAD.

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on the intersection between aging processes and late life neuropsychiatric disorders. He was awarded a Junior Investigator Award by the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center for his research on functional impairment in cognitively impaired elders. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health focusing on the phenomenology and antidepressant treatment of frail, depressed older adults, the biological and clinical correlates of both cognitive and physical fatigability in older adults, and disentangling the relationship between changes in cognition and antidepressant medication treatment in older adults with treatment resistant depression.

Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, and his doctoral degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his pre-doctoral internship training at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral research fellowship in Late Life Neuropsychiatric Disorders at Columbia University. Dr. Brown is a NY State licensed clinical psychologist and practices empirically supported treatments, primarily cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of both depressive and anxiety disorders in adults.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Depression [ CLOSED ] Depression and Frailty in Older Adults
Depression [ CLOSED ] Mitochondrial Function, Fatigue, and Depression in Later Life