Dr. Masek is Clinical Director of Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and is Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. He co-founded the first pediatric behavioral medicine program in the country at Children's Hospital, Boston in 1980 and is recognized as one of the field's foremost experts. He was also Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program at Children's Hospital, Boston for thirteen years. He specializes in behavioral medicine and cognitive behavior therapy.
Dr. Masek is the recipient of the Society of Behavioral Medicine President's Award for Distinguished Research. His research has focused on two areas: evaluating the efficacy of behavioral medicine interventions for pediatric chronic and recurrent pain disorders; and assessing the impact of medical and surgical interventions on quality of life in pediatric chronic diseases. He has received funding from NIH, NIMH and research foundations to conduct clinical trails.
Dr. Masek received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Auburn University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine and pediatric psychology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a member of the Department of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital from 1980-2002. He joined the MGH Department of Psychiatry staff in 1986.
MGH Hotline 01.08.10 To help determined individuals aiming for self-improvement in 2010, Bruce Masek, PhD, of the MGH Department of Psychiatry, weighs in on the unique tradition that is making New Year's resolutions.
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