Dr. Nancy Kerner is board certified in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry in the United States. Dr. Kerner received her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry clinical fellowship training at Columbia University /New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). Subsequently, Dr. Kerner started her 3-year T32 clinical research training in Late-life Neuropsychiatric Disorders at Columbia University/ New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Currently, Dr. Kerner is a clinical researcher at Columbia University / NYSPI, an instructor in clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, and an attending physician at Columbia University Medical Center/NYP. Dr. Kerner is also the director of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, an Office of Mental Health of New York State (OMH) facility with long-standing academic collaboration with Columbia University, and a core faculty member of an OMH psychiatry residency program affiliated with Columbia University/NYP.
Dr. Kernerís research has focused on 1) study of the neurobiological mechanisms by which obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to clinical depression and mild cognitive impairment and /or dementia associated with cerebral small vessel disease, and 2) study of the association between olfactory identification deficits and impaired cortical-hippocampal cholinergic pathways in Alzheimerís disease with non-invasive, high-density, and high impedance electroencephalogram (EEG).