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Christina Psaros, PhD

  • Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Service

617-724-5600

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Overview

Departments

Psychiatry

Clinical Interests
  • Women's mental health
  • Adherence to treatment for chronic illnesses
  • AIDS and HIV infection
Medical Education
  • PhD, Drexel University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Dr. Christina Psaros is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine service at MGH, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Psaros received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University in 2008, and did her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at MGH/HMS.

Dr. Psaros' clinical practice focuses on women's mental health, particularly the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as they occur during infertility, pregnancy, and the postpartum. Dr. Psaros' research focus is on understanding psychosocial aspects of HIV care and prevention, and developing interventions to support health, particularly among women. She has active projects in both the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Psaros has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and has written two book chapters. Notable work includes being among the first to publish results of an intervention designed to support adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV among sero-discordant couples in JAIDS. She has been the principal investigator of two NIH-funded grants (including her current K23 award from NIMH), and one Harvard Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) grant in the area of HIV, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 15 peer-reviewed journals. She also mentors and supervises trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Service.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Contact

Psychiatry
One Bowdoin Square
Boston , 02114-2927
Phone 1: 617-724-5600
Phone 2: 617-726-7458
Fax: 617-724-8690

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