Dani Dumitriu, MD, PhD

Dani Dumitriu, MD, PhD, joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center as a pediatrician and neuroscientist in 2018. Prior to that, she completed her physician-scientist training, pediatric residency, and a pediatric environmental health fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was the first female to secure R01-level independent funding from the NIH during clinical training. When not caring for newborns in the well baby nursery, she investigates mechanisms of individual and social resilience across species as Principal Investigator of the DOOR (Developmental Origins Of Resilience) lab, Director of the Nurture Science Program, and Founder and Chair of Columbia University’s COMBO (COVID-19 Mother Baby Outcomes) Initiative. Her goal is to identify early life predictors of risk and resilience and develop scalable interventions to nudge developmental trajectories toward resilience.