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Obianuju O. Berry

Attending Psychiatrist/Instructor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Medical Center

Obianuju O. Berry, MD, MPH is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is currently a child/adolescent, adult, and reproductive psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Obianuju “Uju” Berry is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Berry has extensive experience in mental health research and public policy, having worked at both the state and federal levels. She has served as a community advisor to the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota revising the Early Childhood Family Education Act; as a research fellow for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she examined school placement of children with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities; as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revising the International Health Regulations Initiative; and as a Board Member of the National Institute of Domestic Violence in the African American Community.

Dr. Berry consults to various organizations, has several first-author peer reviewed articles, and has given numerous national presentations on intimate partner violence and mental health. Dr. Berry’s research and clinical interests include child/adolescent mental health, epidemiology, trauma, service implementation, and working with minority and immigrant populations. She is currently evaluating the effects of domestic violence on early childhood attachment and families as well as leading a citywide program evaluation on the collaboration between psychiatry and domestic violence family justice centers with the New York City’s Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

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