Media Contacts

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Office of Communications and Public Affairs oversees all media relations for the Medical Center. It manages day-to-day media relations for CUMC’s medical and dental schools, the College of Physicians & Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine, and for the faculty of the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Matters pertaining to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are handled by NYP’s Office of Public Affairs.

The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University School of Nursing, and Department of Psychiatry maintain separate communications offices, which manage their day-to-day media relations while working closely with CUMC’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Reporters, photographers, and videographers must be accompanied by a media officer or designated CUMC representative to access CUMC property. The CUMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs works closely with CUMC Public Safety and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Office of Public Affairs to manage media requests and ensure proper access to all CUMC facilities.

CUMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs: cumcnews@columbia.edu (automatically goes to the entire team;) 212-305-3900

Karin Eskenazi
Director, Media Relations
212-342-0508
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu

Lucky Tran, PhD
Science Media Relations Officer
212-305-3689
lt2549@cumc.columbia.edu

Doug Levy
Chief Communications Officer
212-342-2947
douglas.levy@columbia.edu

College of Physicians and Surgeons: Contact CUMC media relations officers, above. For internal communications or other matters, email pscommunications@columbia.edu.

Mailman School of Public Health Office of Communications: mailmancomm@columbia.edu; 212-305-5635

Stephanie Berger
Director of Communications for Media Relations
212-305-4372
sb2247@columbia.edu

Timothy Paul
Associate Director for Strategic Communications
Science Editor
212-305-2676
tp2111@cumc.columbia.edu

School of Nursing Office of Communications:

Lisa Rapaport
Senior Communications Specialist

212-342-3795
lr2692@cumc.columbia.edu

Columbia Psychiatry Office of Communications: news@nyspi.columbia.edu;

Rachel Yarmolinsky
Director of Media Relations
646-774-5353
Yarmoli@nyspi.columbia.edu

Dacia Morris
Public Information Officer
646-774-8724
Morrisd@nyspi.columbia.edu