Susan Tross, PhD

HIV Center Associate Director
Co-Director, Intervention Science Core
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Email: st130@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (646) 774-6942

Susan Tross, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Columbia University. Dr. Tross is Co-Director of the HIV Center's Intervention Science Core. In addition, she is Director of Psychology, Education, and Training, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Since 1986, Dr. Tross has conducted several HIV intervention and substance abuse intervention research programs, and has particularly worked on community-based, peer-based, and street-outreach programs programs with drug-involved women. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a multisite project in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network on HIV/STD safer-sex skills groups for women in methadone maintenance or psychosocial outpatient drug treatment programs.

EDUCATION

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
BA - 1972 - American Studies

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
EdM - 1975 - Psychology

Yeshiva University, New York, NY
PhD - 1983 - Clinical Psychology 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1977-1980: Research Assistant, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York, NY

1978-1980: Research Assistant, Psychiatry Service, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY

1980-1981: Clinical Psychology Intern, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY

1981-1982: Clinical Psychology Fellow, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY

1982-1983: Chief Clinical Psychology Fellow, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY

1983-1984: Fellow of Psychology (in Psychiatry), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

1983-1984: Project Coordinator, Controlled Study of Psychological Adjustment in AIDS Patients, National Institute of Mental Health

1983-1986: Instructor in Psychology (in Psychiatry), Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

1984-present: Private practice in Psychological testing and evaluation, psychotherapy, consultation and supervision, New York, NY

1984: Psychologist, New York State certification # 007872-1

1984-1986: Project Coordinator, Controlled Follow-Up of Psychological Adjustment in AIDS Patients, National Institute of Mental Health

1984-1987: Consulting Investigator, Neurological Complications of AIDS, New York State Institute

1984-1989: Clinical Asst. Psychologist, Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

1985: Founding member, AIDSFILMS, a non-profit film production company, New York, NY

1986-1988: Principal Investigator, Psychological Skills Training/Media Program to Reduce AIDS Risk Behavior, Centers For Disease Control

1986-1989: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, New York, NY

1987-1989: Co-Principal Investigator, Heterosexual Transmission of HIV, Centers For Disease Control

1989-1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NJ College of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

1989-present: Principal Investigator, Lower East Side Health Project, Centers For Disease Control

1991-1993: Principal Investigator, Affective Domain of Hands On Care, ADHOC Program, National Institute of Mental Health

1993-1996: Clinical Director/Co-Principal Investigator for Comprehensive Care Center for Addicted Women and Infants, NIDA

1993-2002: Principal Investigator, Psychosocial/Qualitative Assessment Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, NIMH

1993-present: Research Scientist, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1994-2010: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

1996-present: Principal Investigator, Imipramine and Relapse Prevention in Depressed Methadone Patients, NIDA

2000-2008: Supervising Psychologist, Addiction Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

2002-present: Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

2003-2008 : Member, Institutional Review Board, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

2006-2009:  Member, NIDA External Scientific Work Group on HIV/AIDS

2008-present: Director of Psychology, Education, and Training, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center

2010-present: Member, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, HIV and Alcohol and Other Drug Use Advisory Panel

2010-present: Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

2010-present: Co-Investigator, Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network: Greater New York Regional Node, NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York NY