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Lara N. Traeger, PhD

  • Staff Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

  • Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • 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
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Dr. Lara Traeger is a psychologist in the Cancer Center and the Behavioral Medicine Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Traeger's clinical practice focuses on optimizing health and quality of life for adults with chronic medical conditions. Her research focus is on behavioral strategies to reduce disease- and treatment-related complications in patients with cancer. Dr. Traeger has over 50 published works, including peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has been the principal investigator of funded grants from the NIH/National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, The Oncologist, and Psycho-Oncology. Dr. Traeger supervises and mentors trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Service and the Cancer Outcomes Research Group.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Behavioral Medicine Service
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston MA, 02114-2927
Phone: 617-724-5600
Fax: 617-724-8690

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