Dr. Arnsten is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Health, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. An expert in delivering effective medical care to vulnerable populations, Dr. Arnsten has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998.
Her central research interests include adherence with medication-taking, behavior change among patients and providers, and impact of medical co-morbidities on HIV infection and substance use disorders. Her research has led to changes in how medical care is delivered to persons with substance use disorders at Einstein and Montefiore through her own efforts, through working with faculty and fellows in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and through collaborations with faculty in many other fields. Dr. Arnsten has served as a permanent member of two NIH study sections, as an ad hoc member to over a dozen other review panels, and as an editorial board member of both print and on-line journals. In 2007, Dr. Arnsten was selected as both Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year by Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program students. She was also the 2007 winner of the Excellence in Mentorship award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, and the 2009 winner of the Faculty Mentoring Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.