Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Columbia University Medical Center

Member, Committee on Global Thought

Neil Krishan Aggarwal is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and a research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His areas of research interest are cultural psychiatry, cultural-competence training, and psychiatric anthropology. He is especially interested in conceptions of mental health and illness among South Asian and Middle Eastern populations.


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Select Honors and Awards

  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • American Psychiatric Association


  • A.M., Harvard University
  • M.D./M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University