Research & Discovery

This page highlights the astonishing amount of research happening across Columbia, one of the world’s leading research universities. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci to Receive the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health at Columbia Mailman School Award Ceremony

The prize recognizes his extraordinary contributions to protecting and improving the public’s health. 


An innovative program uses VR therapy to help youth with social anxiety disorder.

Columbia researchers have developed a low-cost, portable platform that gives RT-PCR results in 23 minutes.

A new study will evaluate the benefits of greening and health-related interventions for affordable housing residents. 

A new journal article by Columbia professor Brent R.

Postdoc Aaron Schein explains how he fell into data science while studying policy and why negative scientific results should be celebrated.

The Abdus-Saboor lab will explore how the brain processes the physical sensation and emotional experience of pain.

PhD student Luhuan Wu explains how statistics can make stars in distant galaxies easier to see and shares her secrets for taking stunning photos.

Wayne Lee discusses his experience as a Taiwanese-American and explains why he left Silicon Valley to teach statistics.

The benefits of higher CO2 levels on plants disappear under flooding, a three-decades long experiment reveals.

A screening program that combines genetic and lab testing could identify 1 million Americans at risk of early death from heart disease.

Fungus-based construction materials could be useful in remote settings or at the scenes of natural disasters.

Climate change is upsetting the migratory rhythms of many species, disrupting pollinators, and spelling trouble for ecosystems around the world.