Our Team

Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH


Dr. Belkin is the Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene at the NYC Health Department. Prior to his current position, he was the Medical Director for Behavioral Health in the Health and Hospitals Corporation of the City of New York, which operates 11 public hospitals in New York City. Dr. Belkin has served as Chief of Psychiatry (Interim) at Bellevue Hospital and has led large delivery systems and policy development in urban health settings, advancing innovative approaches to public mental health. He was Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and founding Director of the NYU program, which was developed to advance innovative implementation and policy approaches to scale and improve population mental health strategies.

Dr. Belkin received both PhD and MPH degrees from Harvard University and his BA and MD from Brown University.