Milton L. Wainberg, MD

Investigator and Research Scientist, Intervention Science Core
Associate Clinical Professort of Psychiatry and Director, HIV Mental Health Training Project

Email: mlw35@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 774 - 6930

Milton Wainberg, M.D. is an HIV Center investigator who has worked on numerous studies (funded by NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA and CDC) examining substance abuse, risk for HIV, and adherence to medications. Dr. Wainberg has been particularly focused on designing and implementing national and international randomized controlled trials targeting diverse HIV-positive and at-risk populations who use alcohol or recreational drugs, experience sexual compulsivity, or have severe mental illness. He is currently testing the efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention developed in an international, collaborative, NIMH-funded project. Applying the community-based participatory research paradigm, the current project offers HIV prevention services to adults with severe mental illness throughout the municipal clinics of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the HIV Center, Dr. Wainberg is an Investigator with the Intervention Science Core.

EDUCATION

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela  
MD - 1987

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1989-1993: 
Psychiatry Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

1993-1994: Psychotherapy Fellowship, Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Medical Director-Clinic Director, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic for Holocaust Survivors and their offspring, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

1993-1998: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Hemophilia Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

1993-1996: Interventionist, CDC Puerto Rico Adolescent Project: HIV Behavior Intervention Research, CDC (G3-5645)

1994-1995: Instructor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

1994-1996: Founder and Director, Group Program for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and their relatives/friends, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

1994-1998: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, AIDS Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Assistant Director, Division of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

1995-1998: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

1998-1999: Director, Behavioral and Mental Health, HIV/AIDS Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, New York, NY

1998-2005: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

1999-2005: Director of Medical Education, HIV Mental Health Training Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY

2005-present: Director, HIV Mental Health Training Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Institutional Review Board (IRB), New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), New York, NY