Editor Profile

Deborah Cowley, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry Board

Deborah Cowley, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. Her clinical and research interests include panic and anxiety disorders, psychiatric education, genetic and familial risk for alcoholism, and women's mental health. She is a former president of the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry and is Past President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. Dr. Cowley wrote for NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry from 2005 through 2017.


Grant / Research support

Health Resources and Services Administration; Katz Family Foundation

Summaries by Deborah Cowley