Heino Meyer-Bahlburg, Dr. rer. nat.

Member, Development Core, HIV Center
Investigator, Program for the Study of LGBT Health
Professor, Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Email: Heino.Meyer-Bahlburg@nyspi.columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 774-6901

Heino Meyer-Bahlburg, Dr. rer. nat., is a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University. He is a member of the HIV Center's Development Core, and an investigator with The Program for the Study of LGBT Health. 

Dr. Meyer-Bahlburg also co-directs a research program in Developmental Psychoendocrinology with a focus on intersexuality and the development of gender identity and its variants, and a Psychoendocrine Clinic that continues similar work he did at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1970-1977). Since 1987, he has been affiliated with the HIV Center with a focus on psychosexual assessment, the development and determinants of sexual risk behavior, and the effects of HIV disease on sexual functioning. He is the author of over 200 publications, mostly in the area of sexuality and gender.

EDUCATION

University of Hamburg, Germany
Vordiplom (BS) - 1963 - Psychology

University of Hamburg, Germany
Diplom - 1966 - Psychology

University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Dr. rer. nat. - 1970 - Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1970-1975: Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

1970-1977:  Clinical Associate, Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Co-Director, Program of Psychoendocrinology, Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY

1971-1974: Senior Staff Counselor-Psychologist, Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY

1972-1975: Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

1974-1977: Program Head, Psychoendocrinology Clinic, Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY

1975-1977: Research Associate and Professor, Department of Psychology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

1977-present: Research Scientist, Child Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1977-1978: Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

1978-1981: Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

1978-1990: Pediatric Behavioral Endocrinologist, Psychiatry Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

1981-1990: Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

1990-present: Full Professional Psychologist, Psychiatry Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

HONORS AND AWARDS

1970: Dr. rer. nat., magna cum laude, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

1974-1985: Member, Scientific Advisory Review Board, Human Growth Foundation (National)

1980-1989: Secretary-Treasurer, International Academy of Sex Research

1985-1987: Member, Gender Identity Disorder Committee, American Psychiatric Association Advisory Committee for the DSM-III-R

1988-1989: Coordinator, NIMH Work Group on Psychosexual Assessment in AIDS Research

1989-1994: Member, Gender Identity Disorder Subcommittee of the Child and Adolescent Work Group for DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association)

1990-1991: President, International Academy of Sex Research

1993: Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex

1996-2002: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Klinefelter Syndrome and Associates

1999-2000: Adviser to Sexual Disorder Text Revision Work Group for DSM-IV-TR of the American Psychiatric Association

1999-2004: Chair, Research Protocol Work Group, North American Task Force on Intersexuality

2001-2002: Member, Joint LWPES / ESPE Consensus Workshop on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Gloucester, MA, March 14 17, 2002

2002-present: Member, Committee on Intersexuality, Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, now the World Professional Association for Transgender Health

2001-2002: Member, Planning Panel for NICHD Research Planning Workshop on Research on Intersexuality

2004-2005: Chair, Subgroup 5, Psychosocial Management of Patients with Intersexuality and Related Conditions, International Consensus Conference on Intersex (Chicago, IL, October 27-30, 2005)

2007-2008: Member, Standards of Care (SOC-7) Workgroup, World Professional Association for Transgender Health

2008-2012: Member, Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for DSM-5 of the American Psychiatric Association

2008-2012: Consultant to the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Gender Identity Disorders

2009-2010: Member, Endocrine Society Task Force for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

2010: Invited Participant, IOC/IAF Experts Meeting on Disorders of Sex Development in Athletes, Miami, FL, January 17-18, 2010 [International Olympics Committee; International Athletics Foundation]

2010: Wilhelm-von-Humboldt Foundation Award lifetime achievement award [related to gender/sexuality research], Berlin, Germany

2010-2012: Member, Scientific Advisory Board of dsd-LIFE (Project in Six European Countries on Somatic Disorders of Sex Development, funded by the EU)

2013-Present: Consultant to the Workgroup on Gender Dysphoria of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Research and Quality of Care

2014: Harry Benjamin Lifetime Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Bangkok, Thailand

2015-2016: Member, Panel for the 10-year Update of the 2005 International Consensus Conference on Intersex Management, and Head of the Sub-Working group on Gender

2015-2018: Member, Endocrine Society Task Force to Update the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

2015-Present: Member, Standards of Care Revision (SOC-8) Committee of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and Chapter Head, for its Intersex Chapter

2017-Present: Consultant to the DSD Task Force of the Pediatric Urology Societies

2017-Present: Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Sciences