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Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Borenstein developed the public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He has served as the President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Some of his honors include the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation, and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.

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