Dr. Steven Silverstein is Director of Research, and Director of the Division of Schizophrenia Research at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), and Professor of Psychiatry and Ophthalmology at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Co-Director of the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Silverstein is the former Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness, and an Executive Board member and President-Elect of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989, and completed his internship and fellowship at Cornell Medical College from 1988-1990.
He has over 25 years of experience in treating people with schizophrenia, and has directed inpatient units and outpatient programs for this population. This includes work with both chronic and first episode patients. Dr. Silverstein’s research interests are in the development of schizophrenia, perceptual and cognitive changes found in schizophrenia, and prediction of treatment response and relapse. He has over 195 publications related to schizophrenia, and is currently Principal Investigator (PI) on 7 NIMH, state (NJ), foundation, or industry-sponsored grants involving assessment and treatment.
Dr. Silverstein is the recipient of many awards, including the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s Armin Loeb Award for Research in Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2008, the New Jersey Psychological Association’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2009, and the American Psychological Foundation’s Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize in 2010.
Representative publications, by topic