Claude Ann Mellins, PhD

Dr. Claude Ann Mellins is Co-Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and in the NY State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Mellins is also Co-Director of the Office of Clinical Psychology for CUMC psychologists functioning in clinical roles throughout the medical center and is a Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Sociomedical Sciences) at Columbia University. She is a clinical psychologist with research and clinical expertise in psychosocial aspects of HIV disease, substance use, and stress and trauma in children, adolescents, young adults and families in the US and globally. In addition to her research, Dr. Mellins co-founded and co-directed the Special Needs Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital, one of the first and largest mental health clinics for HIV-infected women, children, adolescents and families.

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