Dr. Schneier has conducted research on social anxiety disorder since 1987 as a Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Schneier’s work has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder, and on improving understanding of its causes. He has conducted clinical trials establishing the efficacy of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy treatments, and he has used brain imaging techniques of SPECT, PET, and fMRI to evaluate brain function in social anxiety and related conditions. He has also studied the relationship of social anxiety disorder to medical conditions, such as essential tremor, stuttering, and hyperhidrosis. He is the principal investigator of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Dr. Schneier is author of more than 130 scholarly publications and a book for the general public, The Hidden Face of Shyness. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.