Doctor Profile

Heather Berlin, Ph.D.


Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she also completed her NIMH post-doctoral fellowship, and Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. At Bio Behavioral she provides psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy incorporating exposure response prevention, for the treatment of anxiety (e.g., obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders), mood, and autism spectrum disorders.

Her research explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She has conducted neuropsychological, psychopharmacological, and neuroimaging research with impulsive, compulsive, and personality disorder patients in both the U.S. and U.K. and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., American Journal of Psychiatry, Brain) and textbooks. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Young Investigator Award from the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the International Neuropsychological Society Phillip M. Rennick Award, the Health Emotions Research Institute Symposium Fellowship, and the Clifford Yorke Prize from the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society.

Dr. Berlin lectures widely and is an avid science communicator, hosting shows on PBS and the Discovery Channel, and making numerous media appearances including on the BBC, History Channel, Netflix, and TEDx. She received her doctorate from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.