Miron Baron, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and also the Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Miron is Director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at the Division of Psychiatric Genetics, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
According to Columbia University:
|“|| Dr. Baron is renowned for his research on the clinical phenomenology, psychobiology and genetics of affective (mood) disorders. His research aims to uncover the underlying genetic mechanisms and risk factors and their implications for diagnosis, etiology, prevention and treatment. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters and has lectured widely in national and international scientific forums. His research work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. He currently serves on the editorial board of the journals Molecular Psychiatry and Psychiatric Genetics.
In recognition of his academic and scientific achievements, Dr. Baron is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Milton Rosenbaum Research Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine; the Mead Johnson Laboratories Excellence of Research Award; the Roche Laboratories Award in Neuroscience; the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Foundation Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry; the National Service Research Award, Research Scientist Development Award, and Research Scientist Award, all from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Psychiatric Research Award from the Americal Mental Health Fund.
Commentary on the origins of homosexuality
For more information please see: Causes of Homosexuality
In 1993, Professor Miron Baron, M.D. wrote in BMJ (British Medical Journal) that there is a conflict relative to the theory of evolution and the notion of genetic determinism concerning homosexuality. Dr. Baron wrote "...from an evolutionary perspective, genetically determined homosexuality would have become extinct long ago because of reduced reproduction."