Dr. Molly Algermissen is the clinical director of PROMISE at Columbia. She is also a clinical psychologist in the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at Columbia University Medical Center, and participates in research at the New York Psychiatric Institute. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from George Mason University in May 2000. She completed her internship in at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children's Hospital. Her areas of specialization include neuropsychology, learning disabilities, autism, and developmental disorders.
Dr. Algermissen is committed to helping impoverished children with learning disabilities get the support they need to succeed. She supervises and trains the staff of four postdoctoral fellows who administer the neuropsychological evaluations and who create recommendations for the child. She also oversees the work of the educational consultant who is responsible for educating the parents about the child's learning issues and helps the families get the services the child needs from the schools.