Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, one psychiatry’s leading proponents of Nutritional Psychiatry and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety (HarperWave 2021). He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. The clinic incorporates evidence-based nutrition and integrative psychiatry treatments with psychotherapy, coaching, and responsible medication management. Using the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research, and an array of delicious food, the clinic helps people improve their mental health and mental fitness. His team offered the first Nutritional Psychiatry Clinician Training helping hundreds of mental health clinicians learn the evidence and clinical methods to effectively use nutrition.
Dr. Ramsey is a compelling keynote speaker and conducts workshops nationally. He co-hosts Friday Sessions, an IGTV series on male mental health for Men’s Health Magazine and delivered three recent TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. His work and writing have been featured by The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR. He is on the editorial board of Medscape Psychiatry and the advisory board of Men’s Health.
He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016), the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.
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. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife and two children.
Education & Training
- Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Adult Psychiatry: Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
- Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital
- Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine
- B.A. Biology: Earlham College, Phi Beta Kappa
- 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
“Dr. Drew Ramsey’s commitment to creating a natural, harmonic relationship between what you fuel your mind with and how healthy it grows is groundbreaking. His commitment to one’s mental health and how much of it can be connected to essentials from nature is the kind of research and connection we need to better our own health and the nature we all share. We all can benefit from his work and his thoughtful authorship.”Tracy ANDERSON
Fitness Pioneer and Creator of the Tracy Anderson Method