Anke A. Ehrhardt, PhD

Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Heath, and The Program for the Study of LGBT Health
Professor, Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) 
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Email: aae1@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 774-6937

Anke A. Ehrhardt, PhD, 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, Germany
Vordiplom - 1962 - Psychology 

University of Hamburg, Germany
Diplom - 1964 - Psychology 

University of Dusseldorf, Germany
PhD - 1969 - Psychology 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

1973-1975: Clinical 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984-present: Full Professional Psychologist, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

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

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

1988-present: Research Chief, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1995-present: Professor 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,

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

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

1974-1978: Member, NIMH Study Section Clinical Projects

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

1981-1982: President, International Academy of Sex Research

1986: Distinguished Research Leadership Award by American Psychological Association

1990: Research Award "For Excellence in Research," State of New York Office of Mental Health

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

1994: The 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