Andrea Bulbena-Cabre, MD, PhD, MSc is a research fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Bronx VAMC (Mental Illness research, Education and Clinical Center). She obtained her MD at the University Autonoma of Barcelona and completed her psychiatry residency training at Yale University. Prior to this, she also trained at New York Medical College and participated in exchange programs at NYU and at the University of Monterrey (Mexico). She has worked as co- investigator in several clinical trials at the Barcelona Biomedical Institute (Spain) and her interest in research led her to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research methodology and a Ph.D at the University Autonoma of Barcelona.
Her main line of research involves the study and understanding of the interface between somatic and mental illness, and particularly between new somatic biomarkers, anxiety disorders and related conditions. She has studied the anxiety-joint hypermobility phenomena in bipolar disorder and other major mental illnesses as part of her PhD program at the University Autonoma of Barcelona. Throughout the course her career, she has received academic and research awards and has been particularly involved in studying the psychiatric aspects of the hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Other research interests include psychiatric effects of synthetic cannabinoids, clinical measurement in psychiatry, anxiety in personality disorders, body perception and animal hoarding disorder among others.