Dr. Drew Ramsey is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. As a practicing psychiatrist, author, and farmer, he combines the latest brain science with practical advice to help people live their healthiest, happiest lives. His clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy, lifestyle modification, and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Ramsey is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York and an attending psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He teaches and supervises Psychiatric Evaluation and in the past has help teach Supportive and Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, in the Columbia University Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. He serves as a thesis mentor for graduate students at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition. From 2005 to 2008, he directed the Audubon Continuing Day Treatment Program, a bi-lingual service for the severely mentally ill located in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan; a program of New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Psychiatry.
Regularly providing expert opinion on psychiatry-related topics to the media, he aims to bridge the gap between meaningful science and the public. His writing and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Men’s Journal, and Psychology Today. His work has been featured on The Doctors, CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, TEDx, along with reporting a Brain Food Tour of New York’s Chelsea Market, the Top Mood Boosting Foods and a review of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Diet.
Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.
Education and Training
- Earlham College, B.A. Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992-1996
- Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D., 1996-2000
- New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2000-2001
- Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, 2001-2004
- Board Certified 2005, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- American Psychiatric Association
- International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research
- The Author’s Guild
- The American Society of Nutrition
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Clinical Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
- Nutrition and Mental Health
- Alternative and Complimentary Treatments of Mood Disorders
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy