Director of Research
Austen Riggs Center
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
David H. Strauss, M.D. is director of research and institutional official for research at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. He serves as senior advisor to the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he co-leads an initiative to promote diversity in clinical trials. Dr. Strauss directs the ethics unit of a NIMH funded center grant “optimizing treatment for persons with schizophrenia across the lifespan.” He is a member of Bioethics Advisor Group at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining the staff at Austen Riggs, Dr. Strauss was associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He served a series of leadership positions there and at the NYS Psychiatric Institute including vice chair, director of research operations, IRB chair, clinical director, and chief of the schizophrenia research unit.
Dr. Strauss is an officer of the PRIM&R board and co-chairs its public policy committee. He is a former member of SACHRP and co-chaired a subcommittee to developed recommendations on research with participants with decisional impairment. He currently serves on a SACHRP’s subpart A subcommittee.
Dr. Strauss practices psychotherapy and psychopharmacology and teaches, lectures, and consults on matters of applied research and professional ethics.
Wednesday, November 14
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 15
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM