Dr. Kronish is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH) at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Kronish’s research focuses on understanding the psychological impact of acute cardiovascular events and the consequences of psychological distress on health behaviors and cardiovascular outcomes. In particular, he is among the first investigators to demonstrate the association between PTSD and medication nonadherence in patients with acute medical events. He develops pragmatic clinician and patient-level interventions that improve adherence to recommended behaviors in patients with hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions, leveraging advances in mobile health and telemedicine. Most recently, he became the director of the Columbia Roybal Center for Fearless Behavior Change, funded by a P30 award from the National Institute on Aging. This Center develops and tests early stage behavioral interventions that seek to optimize health behaviors in survivors of life-threatening medical events.