Dr. Barbara Cornblatt is a professor of psychiatry and molecular medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. For more than 20 years, she has focused her research on the causes and treatment of serious mental illness.
Dr. Cornblatt directs the Recognition and Prevention (RAP) program, which she founded in 1998, at Zucker Hillside Hospital. RAP is dedicated to treating early warning signs of mental illness in adolescents and young adults and is one of the longest running centers of its kind in North America. More than 500 young people have participated in both the research and treatment components of this program. Early treatment in the RAP Clinic has been consistently associated with a high rate of clinical improvement.