Robert Kertzner, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Investigator, Program for the Study of LGBT Health

Email: rmk3@columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 774-6910

Robert Kertzner, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Within the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health at Columbia and NYSPI, Dr. Kertzner is an investigator with The Program for the Study of LGBT Health. He is the former Training Director of the HIV Center's NIMH supported Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection Training Program.

Dr. Kertzner’s research, teaching, and clinical interests focus on mental health in LGBT people and include topics of adult development, psychological well-being, depression, and the effects of civil marriage on psychologicalhealth. Previously, Dr. Kertzner conducted research on the psychosocial impact of the HIV epidemic and the psychoneuroimmunological aspects of HIV infection on seropositive adults. Dr. Kertzner is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
BS - 1974 - Psychology

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
MD - 1978

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1988-1993: Co-investigator, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1989-2003: Co-Investigator and Training Director, Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Research Training in HIV Infection, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1998-2003: Co-Investigator, Health Related Interventions for Persons Living with HIV

1998-2003: Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

2003-present: Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry Columbia University

2005-2008: Consultant, Stress, Identity, and Mental Health Study, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

2006-2013: Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

2012-present: Investigator, Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, Columbia University

2014-present: Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1987-1999: American Psychiatric Association Commission on AIDS, 1987-1999, member

1989: Invited participant, NIMH workshops: "Counseling Approaches with HIV-Positive Individuals"

1991: Consultant, Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Mental Health Education Program, a grantee of NIMH at University of Michigan charged with creating AIDS educational curricula

1993: Consultant, Social Science Research Council, Sexuality Research Assessment Project: Controversies in Research and Training

1994-1999: Senior Consultant, Columbia Center for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Mental Health

1998-2008: Editorial Board, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

2003- 2006 Advisory Council, National Sexuality Resource Center, San Francisco State University

2008-present: Book Review Editor, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health