Principal Investigator


Alla Landa, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry,
Director, Columbia Psychosomatics Conference & Training,
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Research Scientist, Anxiety, Mood, Eating, and Related Disorders
New York State Psychiatric Institute


Dr. Landa is a clinical psychologist trained in developmental neuroscience, who specializes in research and treatment of psychosomatic disorders. Dr. Landa's work bridges clinical psychology and neuroscience, and is focused on the interface of emotion regulation, interpersonal well-being and physical health, with the goal of uncovering etiology of psychosomatic distress and developing new, effective treatments. In particular, she has formulated a translational research-based developmental theory of somatoform pain and its implications for treatment. Dr. Landa's Developmental Psychosomatics Laboratory conducts studies on the effects of lifelong development and interpersonal emotions on health. Dr. Landa's treatment approach integrates modalities of therapy that have been shown to alleviate psychosomatic distress, including multidisciplinary team care for patients with psychosomatic disorders. In addition to research, she conducts comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluations for patients with chronic pain and psychosomatic distress, as well as psychotherapy in private practice. In 2015, Dr. Landa started the annual Columbia Psychosomatics Conferences at CUMC that have been engaging a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians from around the world.


Team

 

Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, MED

Director, Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine,
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA


 

Ranchal Sabharwal, MS, MA

Research Coordinator
Columbia Psychosomatics Conference Coordinator
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA


 

John Dall'Aglio, ScB

Research Assistant
Columbia Psychosomatics Conference Coordinator
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA


 

Cosku Arslanbogan, MA

Research Assistant
New York State Psychiatric Institute
at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

 

Marjorie (Marisa) Heule, BA

Research Assistant
New York State Psychiatric Institute
at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

 

Collaborators

 

Harald Guendel, MD

Peter Henningsen, MD

Kevin Ochsner, PhD

Bradley S. Peterson, MD

Zhishun Wang, PhD

Feng Liu, PhD

Frances Champagne, PhD

Tor Wager, PhD


Alumni

MA, PhD Students and Post Doctoral Fellows

 

Andrew Hartz, PhD

Johanna Sogalska ,PhD

Kristin Klar, PhD

Adan Critchfield, MD