Carla Cantor promotes the University's key science and technology initiatives, with a special focus on multidisciplinary research. Before joining Columbia, she worked in the Office of News and Media Relations at Rutgers University, supervising science communications and serving as the managing editor of the university’s news center. She began her career as a newspaper reporter at The Daily Record in New Jersey and later held positions at NYU Langone Health, America Online and Medscape. Carla is the author of Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria and has written articles for The New York Times, Psychology Today, Ladies’ Home Journal, and other national publications. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.