CEDD Group Members: In our efforts to facilitate the interaction of clinical and basic scientists, CEDD works closely with many collaborators at MGH and across the country.

CEDD Clinical Team Roy H Perlis, MD, MSc email

Dr Roy PerlisRoy Perlis is the director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics and Associate Director of the Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, as well as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He serves as consultant to the American Psychiatric Association's bipolar treatment guidelines workgroup. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, he completed his residency, chief residency, and clinical/research fellowship at MGH before joining the faculty.

Dr. Perlis' clinical work and research is focused on difficult-to-treat or treatment resistant mood disorders, including major  depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. He has authored more than 125 articles reporting original research, as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. Current research efforts include identifying genetic variations which might predict treatment response, creating neuronal models of disease, and identifying and studying novel treatments for mood disorders. His research has been supported by awards from NARSAD, NIMH, NSF, the American Philosophical Society, the Bowman Family Foundation, and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, among others. In 2010 Dr. Perlis was awarded the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's Klerman Young Investigator Award.
Hannah R Rosenfield, BA email

Hannah RosenfieldClinical Research Coordinator
BA, Colby College
Major: English
Research interests: Genetics, mood disorders, adolescent medicine 
Hometown: Newton, MA
Past training: Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, MGH; HAPPY Heart study, MGH; Pre-Medical Academy Internship, Maine General Hospital (antibiotic resistance research)
                                                     Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, skiing, outdoor education, sports, reading

Alison Hoffnagle, BA, BS

Alison Hoffnagle is the Regulatory Manager and Program Manager for the Psychiatric Genetics Program. She attended Skidmore College for her undergraduate degrees (BA in German language, BS Theater) and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Management program at Emmanuel College. Alison has extensive experience working as a Project Manager and most recently for the World Mental Health Survey Initiative. 

Associated Faculty


Post-Doctoral FellowJennifer Wang, PhD