Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Research Psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institute

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