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Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.


Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, and The Program for the Study of LGBT Health

Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University


Dr. Anke A. Ehrhardt is Director of the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and of its Program for the Study of LGBT Health. In 1987, Dr. Ehrhardt co-founded the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, and was its director until 2013. Dr. Ehrhardt is also the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.

Dr. Ehrhardt came to Columbia University from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she co-directed the Program of Psychoendocrinology at Children's Hospital. Dr. Ehrhardt is an internationally known researcher in the field of sexual and gender development of children, adolescents, and adults. For the past 25 years, her research has included a wide range of studies on determinants of sexual risk behavior among children, adolescents, heterosexual women and men, and the gay population, and on comprehensive approaches to preventing HIV and STD infection. In recognition of this work, she was presented with: the Distinguished Research Leadership Award in 1986, from the American Psychological Association; the Research Award "For Excellence in Research," from the State of New York, Office of Mental Health in 1990; the Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement for 1991, from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex; and in 1994, the First Research Award for the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation. Her bibliography includes more than 200 scientific publications.

Dr. Ehrhardt was the President of the International Academy of Sex Research in 1981. She was a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, from 1995-97 and served from 1995-99 on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She was previously a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Ford Foundation and also formerly served on the Executive Committee of the HIV Prevention Trials Network of Family Health International.


EDUCATION 

University of Munich, GermanyVordiplom.  1962Psychology
University of Hamburg, GermanyDiplom1964Psychology
University of Dusseldorf, GermanyPh.D.  1969Psychology 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1966-1969 Assistant in Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


1969-1970Instructor in Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


1970-1973Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


1973-1975Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


1974-1977    Acting Director, Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY


1975-1976Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


1976-1977Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY


1977-presentResearch Child Psychologist, Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY


1977-1988Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY


1977-1978Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY


1978-1981Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY


1978-1984Pediatric Behavioral Endocrinologist, Psychiatry Service, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


1984-presentFull Professional Psychologist, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


1981-1995Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY (tenured)


1987-2013Director and Principal Investigator, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY


1988-presentResearch Chief, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY


1995-presentProfessor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY (tenured)


2007-present   Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY


2008-present   Principal Investigator, MAC AIDS Fund Leadership Initiative, Columbia University


2008-present   Member, Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, Columbia University


2008-present   Member, Advisory Committee on Faculty Academic Tracks, Columbia University


2010-present   Member, Epidemiology Departmental Advisory Group, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY


2011-present   Member, Mentoring Network Committee, Academic Affairs, Columbia University, NY


2008-present   Member, Professional Development Advisory Group, Columbia University


2012-present   Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and of The Program for the Study of LGBT Health Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and NYSPI

 

HONORS 

1969    Ph.D. magna cum laude


1974-1978Member, NIMH Study Section Clinical Projects


1976Award of Women in Research 1976, Kennedy Council, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution


1981-1982President, International Academy of Sex Research


1986Distinguished Research Leadership Award by American Psychological Association
1990Research Award "For Excellence in Research," State of New York Office of Mental Health


1991Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality


1994The First Research Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation
1999-2011   Board of Trustees, The Ford Foundation


2000-present   Scientific Advisory Board, American Foundation for AIDS Research


2006   Invited Presenter for The Frontiers of Science Lecture Series, at the American Psychiatric Association: "The Discourse on Human Sexuality in the Time of AIDS," Toronto, Canada


2006   First Annual Champions of Sexual Literacy Award, "In Recognition of Outstanding Research in Sexuality," National Sexuality Research Center and Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality. San Francisco, CA


2006-present   National Advisory Board, Institute on Sexuality, Gender and Health


2008-present   Scientific Advisory Board, AIDSIMPACT


2009-present   Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research


2009-present   External Scientific Advisory Board, NYU Center for AIDS Research


2011--present   Scientific Advisory Board, Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV