Chief, Unified Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Dr. Julia Arnsten

Dr. Julia Arnsten is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Population Health, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Chief of the Unified Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. An expert in delivering effective medical care to vulnerable populations, Dr. Arnsten has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998. Her central research interests are adherence to medication-taking, the impact of substance use disorders on medical co-morbidities, and medical cannabis. Her research has led to changes in how medical care is delivered to persons with substance use disorders at Einstein and Montefiore through her own efforts, through working with faculty and fellows in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and through collaborations with faculty in many other fields. Dr. Arnsten earned her M.D. from New York University School of Medicine, an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital and fellowship training in General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Arnsten was the Founding Chief of the Einstein-Montefiore Division of General Internal Medicine in 2004, and since then has created a vibrant academic home for more than 65 General Internal Medicine faculty members. Currently, Dr. Arnsten is developing a new Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research at Einstein/Montefiore.