Our Staff

Our staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, research personnel and administrators.

 

 

 

Dr. Ellen BraatenEllen B. Braaten, Ph.D.
Director, Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Track Director,  Child Psychology Training Program
MGH/Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychology  Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ellen Braaten is the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Track Director of the Child Psychology Training Program at MGH/Harvard Medical School. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Braaten received her M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado and her PhD in Psychology at Colorado State University and completed her internship training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital since 1998.
Dr. Braaten is widely recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attentional disorders. She has been the recipient of funding to conduct research studies on children with nonverbal learning disabilities and attentional disorders and has published numerous papers, chapters, and reviews on ADHD, learning disabilities, gender and psychopathology, intelligence, and neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children. She is the co-author of Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids, a book that has become a classic for parents and professionals. She has also written The Child Clinician’s Report Writing Handbook, which has been called “the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available.” Her most recent book for parents is entitled Finding the Right Mental Health Care for Your Child, published by the American Psychological Association. In addition to being the director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program, Dr. Braaten also is the director of child psychology internship training and is the primary assessment supervisor for child psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows. She routinely teaches and supervises child psychiatry fellows and is actively involved in the School Psychiatry Program at MGH. She is the past recipient of several teaching and mentorship awards from the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Clinical Psychology Internship Program. Dr. Braaten has maintained broad research interests in the field of learning and attentional disorders. She is also frequently asked to write articles for parenting and consumer publications and maintains an active speaking schedule.

 

 

 

Dr. Molly PutnamMolly Colvin Putnam, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Molly Colvin Putnam is a Staff Psychologist in the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is also an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Putnam graduated from Wellesley College, completed a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College, and completed a respecialization program in clinical psychology at Suffolk University. Her pre-doctoral research training was funded by a three-year research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. Her clinical training included an internship in psychology at the MGH and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the MGH and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and health service provider in the State of Massachusetts.

Dr. Putnam is trained the neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children. Her current clinical work focuses on the assessment of children and adolescents. Her clinical interests primarily relate to understanding the relationship between neurological functioning and cognitive and emotional development. She has a particular interest in neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism-spectrum disorders, Asperger’s disorder, and nonverbal learning disability. She has also previously served as the neuropsychologist for the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MGH.

Dr. Putnam’s clinical interests relate to her longstanding research interest in the development of white matter connectivity and the lateralization of cognitive functions in the human brain. Her research aims to combine cognitive and behavioral measures obtained through neuropsychological assessment with neuroimaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). She has published numerous articles in scientific journals and presented at national conferences on related topics.

 

 

 

Dr. Ellen O'DonnellEllen O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
Staff Psychologist, Outpatient Child Psychiatry Department
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC)
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. O’Donnell graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Boston College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Clark University where she received the Monte Bliss Fellowship in Child Psychology and was a Rosenblum Fellow in Public Policy at the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Dr. O’Donnell completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in child clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and health care provider in the State of Massachusetts.

Dr. O’Donnell specializes in child and family therapy and in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Much of her research has focused on the impact of parenting styles on children’s motivation, cognitive style, and emotional well-being.

Since coming to MGH, Dr. O’Donnell has developed a specialized interest in applying her skills in therapy and assessment to working with children and families affected by medical illness. She is currently the neuropsychologist for the Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at MGHfC. She conducts research on the neuropsychological effects of MS in collaboration with five other centers of excellence across the country funded in part by the National MS Society. Dr. O’Donnell consults to the MGHfC Pediatric Pain Clinic and provides outpatient therapy to children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes through the MGHfC Diabetes Clinic. She is also a member of the Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) team and provides consultation to parents with cancer regarding how to talk with their children about their illness.

Dr. O’Donnell is particularly interested in the well-being and adjustment of children with executive function deficits like those associated with ADHD who are affected by pediatric or family illness. She is currently conducting research on the impact of problems with executive function on adolescents’ adherence to diabetes self-care. Dr. O’Donnell is interested in developing interventions for children affected by both medical illness and learning disabilities.

She is also interested in ways that positive parenting practices protect children with both medical and learning or emotional disabilities against problems in adjustment. Dr. O’Donnell’s work has been published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and The Journal of Interpersonal Violence and she has presented at conferences of The American Psychological Association, The Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Brian WilloughbyBrian Willoughby, Ph.D
Instructor in Psychology
Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
Massachusetts General Hospital
and Harvard Medical School

 

Dr. Brian Willoughby is currently an Instructor in Psychology in the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and completed his graduate work in the Child and Family Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. Dr. Willoughby received a four year fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which funded his graduate training and research. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and fellowship in child clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Willoughby specializes in neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns. He has particular interests in the evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Prior to his arrival at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Willoughby spent two years as part of a specialized assessment program at the University of Miami evaluating children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having ASD.

Additionally, Dr. Willoughby is interested in family psychology. He is currently conducting a longitudinal study of families struggling with their child’s learning and emotional concerns. He is particularly interested in the ways that parents react to and cope with their child’s psychiatric diagnosis following a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. Further, Dr. Willoughby is interested in the ways family strengths (e.g., cohesion, warmth, adaptability) may serve to protect against the development and maintenance of psychiatric and learning problems in children and adolescents. Dr. Willoughby’s work in the areas of child clinical and family psychology has been published in some of the nation’s top psychology journals, such as Psychological Bulletin and Parenting: Science and Practice, as well as the New York Times.

 

 

 

Dr. H. Kent WilsonH. Kent Wilson, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kent Wilson is currently an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychologist in the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated with highest honors at Emory University and spent two years working professionally for the American Psychological Association before completing his doctoral training at the University of Virginia Curry Program in Clinical and School Psychology. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at the Children’s Hospital – Boston, which included a rotation in neuropsychological assessment, and he was a post-doctoral fellow at the LEAP program where he received further specialized training in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Dr. Wilson has experience with neuropsychological and psychological assessment in multiple settings including pediatric clinics, outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and public schools. During his doctoral training he completed practica in the public schools where he served as a school psychology intern counseling children and adolescents, consulting with teachers, completing classroom observations and psychological/educational assessment, and leading IEP meetings. He specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns and in school consultation and observation.

Dr. Wilson is particularly interested in the evaluation of children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. His research, professional, and clinical interests involve helping to bridge the gap between understanding children and adolescents’ needs through assessment and successfully implementing needed interventions in the schools through training, research, and policy work. He has previously been involved with policy as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Accreditation and of the Virginia Psychological Association’s Board. He has interests in training psychologists to successfully collaborate with school systems and in research that furthers knowledge and effectiveness of neuropsychological assessment as an intervention. Dr. Wilson’s work has previously been published in journals such as The Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and The Elementary School Journal. He has presented at meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Psychological Association.

 

 

 

Rohit Chandra, MD, MS is a first-year Child Psychiatry Fellow in the MGH/McLean Program. He teaches a shelf exam review at Harvard Medical School on a monthly basis, and is a Child PRITE Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Chandra earned an MD at Boston University School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency at Boston Medical Center.

His interests include outpatient child psychiatry work, medical education and cultural competence.

 

 

EllardKristen Ellard, M.A.
Kristen Ellard is a Clinical Fellow in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Boston University (BU). At BU, she received training in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and was co-developer of a transdiagnostic treatment for emotional disorders.

In addition, she received training in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) through collaborations at MIT and MGH. Her primary research interests are in characterizing neural mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy, exploring neural correlates of transdiagnostic versus disorder-specific cognitive and affective processing in the emotional disorders, and investigating the transdiagnostic treatment of anxiety and comorbid mood disorders.

 

 

 

ElliottCorinna Elliott, M.A.
Corinna Elliott is a Clinical Fellow in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Corinna completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), and she is currently a doctoral candidate at Concordia University (Montreal).

She has received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Her research interests primarily involve vulnerability and maintaining factors of OCD and PTSD, including mental contamination.

 

 

 

Lauren Hart is currently the Care Coordinator for the Mass Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) at MGH and is the Assistant to the Diversity Committee. She received a bachelor's degree in health science from Northeastern University. During her time at Northeastern she co-coordinated the Peer Health Exchange program and taught health workshops in the Boston public schools.

She plans to continue her education in public health in order to pursue a career that targets populations with health disparities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David C. Henderson, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Director
The Chester M. Pierce, MD
Division of Global Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital

Director
Schizophrenia, Weight Reduction and Glucose Metabolism Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Director
Schizophrenia Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Medical Director
Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
Massachusetts General Hospital

Director
Clozapine Program
Freedom Trail Clinic

Dr. David C. Henderson

Dr. David C. Henderson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He serves as Director of The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at MGH, Director of the MGH Schizophrenia, Weigh Reduction and Glucose Metabolism Research Program, Associate Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Program and Medical Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.

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Dr. Henderson’s main research interests are psychopharmacological and antipsychotic agents in the treatment of schizophrenia, impacts of antipsychotic agents on metabolic anomalies and glucose metabolism, and ethnic and cultural impacts on psychiatry. Dr. Henderson also studies the effects of trauma in areas of mass violence and develops programs to assist vulnerable populations. He recently provided technical assistance to develop the National Mental Health Policy for the Republic of Liberia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. He has worked internationally for the past 15 years in countries including Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, New Orleans, New York City, Peru, Rwanda and Uganda.

Dr. Henderson has published numerous journal articles in the Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry. He is editor of the International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and internationally on schizophrenia, treatment-resistant schizophrenia, metabolic disorders and schizophrenia, psychopharmacology, ethnopsychopharmacology, trauma, and cultural psychiatry.

Dr. Henderson received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School; completed his residency at MGH and trained as Chief Resident and Research Fellow of the Freedom Trail Clinic at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Janet WozniakDr. Janet Wozniak
Dr. Janet Wozniak is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital. After receiving her BA from Harvard College, Dr. Wozniak completed medical school at Cornell Medical University. She completed residencies in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wozniak has been honored with an Eli Lilly Pilot Research Award, the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award and a Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award.

Dr. Wozniak's research focuses on the characteristics, longitudinal course and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. Dr. Wozniak's 1995 paper on childhood mania is one of the ten most cited papers ever to be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the author of dozens of scientific articles, and she cares for hundreds of children and adolescents with these conditions in her clinical practice. She is a co-author of the book for parents, “Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids.” She is widely regarded as an expert in pediatric bipolar disorder.

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Dr. John Worthington

 

John J. Worthington, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist, The Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

 Dr. Worthington is a Staff Psychiatrist in the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., completed his residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. and did a research fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

Currently he is an investigator on several National Institutes of Mental Health studies involving the course of treatment-refractory panic disorder, treatment-resistant depression, and the predication of outcome during antidepressant discontinuation. He is also an investigator in numerous phase II and phase III clinical trials sponsored by several pharmaceutical companies.

He has published over 110 articles, reviews and posters and he lectures in national and international forums. His areas of clinical interest include the effects of alcohol and substance use on mood and anxiety disorders, acute and long-term treatment plans of patients with panic disorder and depression, development of novel pharmacologic agents for mood and anxiety disorders, and uses of combined cognitive-behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for treatment-refractory patients.

 

 

 

Janet Witte, MDDr. Janet Witte is a Staff Psychiatrist at the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) of Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Witte completed her undergraduate degree in 1991 at Middlebury College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a major in Russian and Soviet Area Studies.

Prior to attending medical school, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Office of Global Health. Dr. Witte was a Woodruff Scholar at Emory Medical School, and a Thomas Sellers Scholar at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, and graduated with her MD and MPH degrees in 2002. Dr. Witte completed Residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital program in 2006, serving as Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology at MGH, followed by advanced study in psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at MGH.

She has received travel awards to attend conferences in psychopharmacology, group psychotherapy, and international mental health, and has presented at national conferences including the APA and the AGPA. Dr. Witte joined the DCRP in 2006.

In terms of research, she is currently most involved in a study of the neural correlates of psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression. She has been funded by a Dupont Warren Fellowship, a Livingston Fellowship, and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. In addition to her work at the DCRP, Dr. Witte also works with the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, and enjoys a private practice in Boston, which includes both medication management and psychotherapy.

 

 

Dr. Timothy Wilens

Dr. Timothy Wilens
Dr. Timothy Wilens is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he is Director of Substance Abuse Services in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine. Dr. Wilens earned his BS in literature, science, and arts at the University of Michigan Honors College and his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. His residency in child, adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatry was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Wilens' research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance abuse, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan. His peer-reviewed articles concerning these and related topics number more than 300, and are published in prestigious journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Dr. Wilens has also published more than 60 book chapters, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Wilens is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serves as a scientific reviewer for 25 journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies. Dr. Wilens is a consultant on substance abuse to both the National Football League and Major League Baseball and is consistently named one of the Best Doctors in America for psychiatry.

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Roseann (Anne) WatersRoseann (Anne) Waters currently works as the Practice Manager at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the DCRP in September of 2002. Previously, she worked for eleven years at the North Shore Medical Center as an Administrative/Executive assistant for the Cancer Center, Women's Health Center, and Institutional Review Board. She also serves as the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Jonathan Alpert, Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Clinical Services.

 

 

Nalan Ward, MD
Dr. Ward is the Medical Director of the Addiction Services at the West End Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from Ankara University School of Medicine and completed her residency on psychiatry at the SSK Ankara Training Hospital in Turkey.

Dr. Ward then pursued her career in the U.S. and completed her psychiatry residency and fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Ward has been working as the medical Director of North Charles Institute for Addictions, Methadone Program since 2002. Her areas of interest are opioid substitution therapies, pain management of addicted patients, and eating disorders in substance abusing patients. Dr. Ward is board certified in adult and addiction psychiatry.

 

 

Timothy Wallace, PhDTimothy Wallace, PhD
Dr. Timothy Wallace is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service. He is also an Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wallace’s work focuses on helping medical patients modify behaviors that affect their health and well-being. He also works with individuals with chronic pain, depression and anxiety disorders and is especially interested in the role of exercise and stress management in the amelioration of these problems.

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Ana-Maria VranceanuAna-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Dr. Vranceanu has completed her graduate training in Clinical Health Psychology at Kent State University, and her internship in Behavior Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vranceanu’s research is primarily concerned with the interrelation between psychosocial factors and medical illnesses particularly in acute and chronic pain. She is specifically interested in adapting cognitive behavioral interventions for 1) treating acute and chronic pain conditions, 2) improving outcome of surgeries and other medical procedures. Dr. Vranceanu’s clinical interest is in providing cognitive behavioral interventions to patients with a variety of psychological disorder.

Dr Vranceanu has extensive experience in treating patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Depression, as well as addressing these disorders in the context of a medical illness. Currently Dr. Vranceanu is engaged in clinical and research work in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Orthopedics Hand and Upper Extremity Services.

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Ottavio Vitolo, MDOttavio Vitolo, MD
Ottavio Vitolo is a neuropsychiatry fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s hospital and a research fellow in the DCRP. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy, he joined the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University in New York for a post-doctoral training program. There he studied the neurobiology of synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. He then completed a psychiatry residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. During his residency he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award from the NIMH and the Eli Robins Award for excellence in academic psychiatry at Washington University. In July 2008 Dr. Vitolo joined the DCRP as part of his neuropsychiatry fellowship. He is interested in researching the mechanisms that underlie cognitive dysfunction in depression using both basic science tools and clinical research.

 

 

Dr. Eve Valera
Dr. Eve Valera is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Neuroimaging Program, Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Valera received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received postdoctoral clinical training in neuropsychology and psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and postdoctoral research training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Valera has been working with ADHD populations in either a clinical or research capacity for over 10 years. For the past 6 years she has been conducting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is currently using structural and functional neuroimaging methodologies, including diffusion tensor imaging, to elucidate the neural substrate of ADHD. A specific focus of interest is how cerebellar abnormalities and abnormalities in cortico-cerebellar connections may influence ADHD pathophysiology. She has published papers and chapters in this area and has received several grants to support this work.

Her current work is supported by a Career Development Award aimed at studying the structure and function of the cerebellum in ADHD adults. Dr. Valera presents her research both locally and at national meetings, has served as a reviewer for ADHD grants, and also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of high quality journals. Other research interests include affective dysregulation in ADHD, neuropsychology of ADHD, and how abuse interacts with neurobiology to contribute to cognitive and psychological sequelae in abuse survivors. She has also published and received grants to support her work examining the effects of brain injury in physically abused women.

Dr. Valera has been honored with a number of awards including: the Herman-Eisen Award for Professional Contribution to Psychology at the University of Illinois, the Mysell Award at Harvard University, the Livingston Fellowship Award at Harvard Medical School, and the Lily Fellowship Award.

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Lara TraegerLara Traeger, MS
Lara Traeger, MS is a clinical fellow in behavioral medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Her research and clinical work have focused on patients facing cancer. In her dissertation she examined mechanisms that may buffer older patients against the psychological impact of age-related disease burden. Her general research interests are at the cross-section of health psychology and aging. She is interested in methods for increasing the accessibility and application ofpsychotherapy strategies to at-risk medical populations across the age spectrum.

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Audrey Tolman, Ph.D
Audrey Tolman, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice and a clinical supervisor in the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program. She received her A.B. degree in Psychology from Harvard College in 1983 and attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1995. She came to MGH in 1994 and completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship, during which she specialized in the treatment of eating disorders. She has supervised psychology interns and fellows at MGH since 1999.

Her research interests include female identity development, adolescent separation-individuation, and women's experiences as mothers of adolescent children.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD
Dr. Thomas completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University, her undergraduate degree in psychology at Dartmouth College, and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. Through the auspices of her appointment as Clinical and Research Fellow at the MGH Eating Disorder Clinical and Research Program, Dr. Thomas conducts research on eating disorder classification and also welcomes patients into her outpatient practice.

 

Her clinical interests include the flexible adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy to meet the unique needs of patients with atypical eating disorders, and the nurturing of motivation to change in individuals with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. In addition to her practice at MGH, Dr. Thomas works with patients in residential and partial-hospital care at McLean Hospital’s Klarman Eating Disorders Center.

Because the majority of individuals with eating disorders cannot be classified by the current DSM-IV diagnostic system, Dr. Thomas’s primary research program focuses on the development of an empirically-based typology for eating disorders that better reflects clinical reality. This program includes the application of innovative statistical techniques, including meta-analysis and latent class analysis, to diagnostic issues. Dr. Thomas is an active member of several professional societies that reflect her interest in using science to improve our understanding of the etiology and treatment of eating disorders, including the Academy for Eating Disorders, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Dr. Thomas’s post-doctoral research is funded by the generous grant support of the Klarman Family Foundation, and her pre-doctoral research was made possible by a research-training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Dr. Craig Surman
Dr. Craig Surman is the Scientific Coordinator for the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Surman completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston.

Dr. Surman is Director of the Course in Adult ADHD Psychopharmacology for the MGH/MCLEAN Combined Residency Program. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of ADHD in adulthood, and to better characterize the impact of ADHD as well as its relationship to illnesses that are often comorbid with ADHD. He is author or co-author of over 20 journal publications, and lectures locally, nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Thomas Spencer
Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Assistant Chief of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr Spencer was the Head of the Clinical Team, Child and Adolescent Division, of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. His research and clinical interests have focused on the effectiveness and safety of standard and novel pharmacologic treatments of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) throughout the lifecycle.

Dr. Spencer has been a co-investigator in Dr. Biederman’s longitudinal and family-genetic studies of ADHD. In addition, Dr. Spencer is the Principal Investigator in an NIMH funded project that examines the translation of improvement in ADHD symptoms into increased functional capacities and quality of life in adults with ADHD. Dr. Spencer has published over 90 scientific articles and over 30 book chapters and is on the Editorial Board of a number of Journals.

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Stephanie Sogg, PhDStephanie Sogg, PhD
Dr. Sogg earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers University in 1998. She is a staff psychologist at the MGH Weight Center, treating patients with obesity and eating disorders. In addition, she is a lecturer at Harvard University's Extension School. Dr. Sogg’s clinical and research interests include: Behavioral medicine, obesity, major mental illness, substance abuse, psychiatric emergency services, and forensic psychology.

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Lotte Smith-Hansen
Lotte Smith-Hansen is currently a postdoctoral fellow in psychology in the Program for Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance, as well as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School.

She is currently a research fellow in the Psychotherapy Research Program (PRP) at the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at MGH where she is working on The Fatherhood Project with Dr. Raymond Levy and Dr. Robert Waldinger.

She joined the PRP in 2010. She wrote one chapter with Dr. Levy and Dr. Stuart Ablon reviewing the empirical contributions of the Psychotherapy Process Q-Set (PQS) and a second chapter on psychoanalytic process research for the new edition of the Textbook of Psychoanalysis (edited by Glen Gabbard).

She is currently taking classes in the one-year fellowship at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2009-10, as well as a fellow in the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program at Yale University in 2010.

Dr. Smith-Hansen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where her research focused on psychotherapy process and outcome, and particularly on the relational aspects of treatment. She has conducted several studies of the therapeutic alliance, and examined patient interpersonal factors as predictors of the alliance and moderators of treatment efficacy.

Most recently, she examined the effect of a therapist training in alliance strategies on client engagement in treatment. Her interests include understanding different types of treatment (e.g., psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and IPT) as well as transtheoretical mechanisms of change. She remains committed to conducting scientifically rigorous research in naturalistic settings, and has interests in a wide variety of methodologies, ranging from large RCTs to single-case designs.

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Dr. Pamela Sklar
Dr. Sklar completed clinical training in Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan and research training in the laboratories of Solomon Snyder (Johns Hopkins Medical School) and Richard Axel (Columbia University). Her primary laboratory is located in the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) in the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is an associate professor of psychiatry and the associate director of the PNGU. Dr. Sklar is also an associate member of the Broad Institute.

Dr. Sklar is a neuroscientist, human geneticist and clinical psychiatrist investigating the genetic causes of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A major focus of her work is to identify susceptibility genes for psychiatric diseases by applying tools developed for understanding and characterizing human sequence variation. Additional work utilizes translational approaches including mouse models of human behaviors as alternate routes to disease genes as well as identifying the specific biological consequences of disease-causing variation.

 

Working closely with PNGU statistical geneticist Shaun Purcell, there is also a strong focus on the development of novel methods for genetic analyses including gene-based and pathway based tests, imputation, segmental sharing (rare variants), epistasis, predictive modeling, and exploration of the genetic factors contributing to treatment response in particular as applied to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Currently, Dr. Sklar’s group is part of a several large consortia of researchers exploring the genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Genome-wide association analyses in bipolar disorder in over 4000 cases and 6000 controls have identified several new genes for bipolar disorder.

Dr. Sklar is also a senior associate member of the Broad Institute, as well as a founding member of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and where she serves as director of genetics.

 

 

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Naomi SimonNaomi M. Simon, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Director, The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Naomi M. Simon, a board-certified psychiatrist, is Associate Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Simon received an MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed a medical internship and residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute where she also served as Chief Resident. In addition, she completed fellowship training in consultation psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Simon’s major clinical and research interests include initial and next step treatments for anxiety disorders, anxiety comorbid with mood disorders, complicated grief, and the biological impact of chronic stress due to these disorders. She has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous studies examining the phenomenology and treatment of panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Simon has participated as Principal Investigator, Project Director or Co-investigator on studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health examining treatment refractory panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, anxiety comorbidity in bipolar disorder (STEP-BD), and the impact of chronic stress and depression on cellular aging.

Dr. Simon is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She has authored over 60 original research papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

 

Nicole Simi, PhD
Dr. Simi is a psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology at Boston College, where she also taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and obtained further post-doctoral fellowship training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Simi’s clinical interests include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the treatment of eating disorders, and short-term group therapy for Bulimia Nervosa. In addition to her clinical work at MGH, Dr. Simi is a faculty member and teaches in the MGH Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and has a private psychotherapy practice in Boston.

 

 

 

Dr. Larry Seidman
Dr. Larry Seidman, a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Seidman is Director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Harvard Medical School Research Center, and Neuropsychology Laboratory at MMHC. He is Director of Neuroimaging studies at the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit and at the Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics.

He is a member of a number of editorial boards including the journals, "Neuropsychology", and "Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment". At Harvard Medical School he is principal investigator on several National Institute of Health grants designed to clarify the etiology and pathophysiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Schizophrenia. He is co-investigator on several studies aimed at clarifying the biology of schizotypal personality disorder, and evolution into psychosis.

As Director of the Commonwealth Research Center, he leads a program on "Early Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis". He is also involved in a number of studies evaluating the role of pregnancy and birth complications in the occurrence of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and dyslexia. He is author of over 120 peer reviewed papers and more than 30 other book chapters, reviews and other educationally relevant materials. He is an active teacher and clinician, particularly with respect to Neurodevelopmental disorders in psychiatry.

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Dr. Ronald Schouten
Director
Law & Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital


Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

 

Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., is the Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a teacher, consultant to organizations, and expert witness in both civil and criminal matters. Dr. Schouten practiced employment law in Chicago before attending medical school and has combined his legal and medical training to provide consultation and training to a wide variety of groups and individuals. He has extensive experience as a teacher and consultant in the traditional areas of forensic psychiatry, as well as special expertise in the areas of violence in the workplace, threat assessment, impaired professionals, sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and organizational consultation. Dr. Schouten has played a key role in the development of a number of innovations in the teaching of forensic mental health issues. These include a grand rounds program on mental health issues for Massachusetts’ judges, a Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Program held for legal professionals, the Harvard Medical School Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, and numerous teaching programs for the Law & Psychiatry Service and Harvard Medical School. He is a Knowles Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard College, where he teaches a freshman seminar entitled “Responsibility, the Brain, and Behavior.”

 

Dr. Schouten has served as a consultant and trainer for major corporations and institutions in the areas of disaster response, violence in the workplace and sexual harassment and he serves as mental health consultant to multiple threat management teams. Dr. Schouten has served as a subject matter expert for the Biological Threat Classification Program of the Department of Homeland Security and has testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack. He was the mental health liaison for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America to the September 11 Victims’ Fund and served on consensus panels drafting guidelines on workplace violence for the FBI and the American Society of Industrial Security. Dr. Schouten is a consultant to the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He participated in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 2008 Summer Hard Problem Program (SHARP) entitled “Biological Warfare Perpetrators: Rationality, Culture, and Likelihood of Discovery.” In 2008 he was appointed to ODNI’s Biological Sciences Expert Group (BSEG).

 

Dr. Schouten is Forensic Column Co-Editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry and a Past President of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry. Dr. Schouten is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, California, and New York and is a Member of the Bar of the State of Illinois. In 2008, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

 

(BA: Haverford College, JD: Boston University School of Law, MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine) His professional activities have included:

 

· Assessment in civil and criminal matters;

· Assessment of threats against individuals and organizations;

· Assessment of potentially dangerous employees;

· Assistance in evaluation and management of threat and extortion matters;

· Consultation and testimony in psychiatric malpractice matters;

· Consultations to the sports and entertainment industries;

· Consultation on Americans with Disabilities Act issues;

· Consultation on emotional damages in a complex, multi-state products liability case;

· Consultation and testimony on criminal responsibility and competence to stand trial in homicide and other felony cases;

· Consultation regarding impaired executives and professionals;

· Development of violence prevention policies for major corporations;

· Evaluation and counseling of executives accused of sexual harassment;

· Evaluations in complex psychiatric disability and insurance fraud matters

· Evaluations of physicians and other professionals who have engaged in alleged disruptive behavior Expert testimony and litigation support in civil and criminal matters;

· Testimony and consultation in sexual harassment cases;

· Training on violence prevention and sexual harassment for corporations and federal employees

 

 

Joan A. Sapir, EdM, MBA
Senior Vice President, Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Joan graduated from Yale University with a bachelors in Psychology, completed a masters in Educational Administration and Organizational Behavior from Harvard and received an MBA from Harvard, concentrating in the management of non-profit organizations. Prior to coming to the Mass. General in 1986, Joan was Assistant Director of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital responsible for Ambulatory Care and Emergency Services.

At MGH, Joan has been involved in a wide range of operations improvement projects and inaugurated the position of Vice President of Customer Service and Practice Support where she focused on improving communication among care givers, assuring access to specialty services, addressing problems with telephone service in the outpatient practices, and enhancing the service culture. Currently, as Vice President for Neurosciences, Pediatrics and Dermatology, Joan provides support and guidance to the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Molecular Biology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

 

 

 

 

Fabian Saleh, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Law & Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

 

Fabian Saleh is a psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Law & Psychiatry Service and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service. Dr. Saleh’s forensic practice focuses on criminal and civil cases, including but not limited to, sexual dangerousness, risk assessment and risk management, malpractice, professional misconduct, and child forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Saleh was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, received his medical degree in Florence, Italy, and completed his child and adolescent psychiatry residency at Case Western Reserve University and his psychiatric residency training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is fluent in English, German, Italian, and Farsi. At Johns Hopkins, he studied and collaborated with many of the world’s leading experts in sexual disorders, including paraphilic disorders. Through his training and ongoing work, Dr. Saleh has acquired a unique array of skills and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of some of the most challenging psychiatric disorders. These include child and adolescent disorders, substance abuse, and sexual disorders including paraphilias, alone and in combination. Dr. Saleh has also expertise in evaluating children’s allegations of sexual abuse, especially as it relates to the reliability and suggestibility of children's statements and disclosures.

Dr. Saleh is the founding director of the Sexual Behaviors Clinic, CHL (located in Worcester and at the Edinburg Center in Lexington), where he evaluates and treats paraphilic and non-paraphilic sex offenders, and those with deviant sexual impulses who have not yet offended, as well those with Internet, Porn, and Cybersex Addictions.

In recognition of his exceptional expertise, Dr. Saleh has been elected or appointed to numerous leading positions in the key professional associations in his field. These include: President of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Chair of the Sex Offenders Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and Chair of the Sexual Disorders Interest Group of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. He also has served as the Chair of the Child Psychiatry and the Law Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. His accomplishments have received prestigious recognition, including selection as a Rappeport Fellow of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Saleh is also a prolific writer, having published many book chapters and papers on paraphilic sex offenders, adolescent and female sex offenders, and the treatment of violence. He is also the editor-in-chief and author of a recently published book, “Sex Offenders: Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment and Legal Issues” (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has given over one-hundred lectures, research presentations, and has participated in panel discussions and symposia at national and international meetings.

 

 

Steve Safren, PhDSteve Safren, PhD
Dr. Steven Safren is the Director of Behavioral Medicine, and is an Associate Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Safren is also the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral and Behavioral Medicine Tracks of the MGH clinical psychology internship, and a Senior Research Scientist at
Fenway Community Health. Dr. Safren received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany (State University of New York) in 1998, and did his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

 

Dr. Safren has over 100 professional publications inclusive of data-driven papers, reviews, chapters, commentaries, and books; and has been the PI of 7 NIH-funded grants. Within behavioral medicine, Dr. Safren’s primary focus is on HIV. He has published two successful randomized controlled trials of interventions for HIV medication adherence, and has recently completed a NIH-supported (R21) randomized controlled trial of CBT for medication adherence and depression in HIV+ patients with depression. He also has an ongoing NIDA-funded R-01 to conduct an efficacy study of this intervention in individuals with comorbid opioid dependence. Most recently, Dr. Safren is the P.I. of a multi-site, NIMH-funded R01 to examine the efficacy of this approach in HIV-infected patients in care. This project is being conducted at MGH, Fenway Community Health, and Brown. He has extended this approach to diabetes, and has an ongoing NIMH-funded R01 to use CBT to treat depression and increase adherence in type 2 diabetes. The therapist treatment manual and client guide for this treatment (CBT-AD) have been published by Oxford University Press, as part of their series,“Treatments that Work”, and are available for purchase through the Oxford University Web site or .

His work on adherence to HIV has been extended internationally through collaborations with the HIV Prevention Trials Network and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Accordingly, he is the protocol chair of HPTN 063, which is an observational cohort study of HIV-infected patients in care to take place in Zambia, Thailand, and Brazil. He has conducted several other studies in India, and has an ongoing R21 to develop and pilot test a prevention intervention for Indian men who have sex with men (MSM).

Dr. Safren is a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health’s study sections that review grants related to behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS.Within the field of CBT, Dr. Safren’s most recent focus has been on adult ADHD. He completed one of the only randomized controlled trials of a psychosocial intervention for adults with ADHD, which was funded by an NIMH-funded R-03, and targeted individuals who have been stabilized on medications but continued to show clinically significant symptoms. As a result of this successful study, he has an ongoing efficacy study of his intervention, funded by a 5 year NIMH-funded R-01. His therapist treatment manual and client guide for the cognitive-behavioral intervention has been published by Oxford University Press, as part of their ongoing series, “Treatments that Work”, and is being published internationally, including translations into Dutch, German, and Portuguese.

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Garret SaccoGarret Sacco
Garret Sacco graduated from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor French and music. During his time at UMass, Garret served as a research assistant on two graduate honors theses and one undergraduate honors thesis. Garret also worked under Dr. Michael Constantino in the professor’s psychotherapy research lab; specifically looking at the corrective emotional experience in psychotherapy. In his senior year, Garret was a teaching assistant for Abnormal Psychology for Dr. Richard Halgin. After his time at the DCRP, Garret plans on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology.

 

 

 

Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D.
Chief of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Publications by Dr. Rosenbaum

Dr. Rosenbaum is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on mood and anxiety disorders, with a special emphasis on pharmacotherapy of those conditions. His research contributions include extensive participation in the design and conduct of clinical trials of new therapies, the design and implementation of trials to develop innovative treatments for major depression, treatment resistant depression, and panic disorder, studies of psychopathology including comorbidity and subtypes, and studies of longitudinal course and outcomes of those disorders.

Dr. Rosenbaum has authored more than 300 original articles and reviews and has published 12 books. He currently serves on 12 editorial boards of professional journals or newsletters. A particular research interest has been ongoing longitudinal studies of children at risk for anxiety disorders and depression, which has sought to understand risk and protective factors for later psychopathology, including early temperamental features, genetic variations and brain imaging differences.

Dr. Rosenbaum's clinical and consulting practice specializes in treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders, and he consults extensively to colleagues on management of these conditions.

Dr. Rosenbaum received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Joy RosenJoy B. Rosen
Vice President

MGH Department of Psychiatry
and for Community Health Initiatives

Joy oversees the management of a comprehensive network of clinical services including addictions resources for adolescents and their families, bipolar clinic programming, transplant psychiatry initiatives, and urgent care needs. At the Benson-Henry Institute, she administers the medical programs, therapy, consultations, and wellness services that mind/body medicine addresses.  She also serves as the Senior Administrator overseeing all operations for the Home Base Program, and has executive oversight for the Center for Community Health Improvement. In addition, Joy, who worked in state government for many years, serves as a vital liaison for the MGH and Partners HealthCare on determination of need-related matters.

Previously, Ms. Rosen served as the Director of Government Relations for Partners HeathCare, overseeing advocacy efforts with the state and federal governments on healthcare reform legislation and the Massachusetts Stem Cell Bill. She served for 12 years as the Department of Public Health’s Assistant Commissioner for Management and worked as a senior policy analyst on health care issues for the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Ms. Rosen has a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a M.S. from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

 

 

Dr. Helen RiessHelen Riess, M.D.
Helen Riess, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She conducts research on improving empathy and relational skills in physicians. In clinical studies conducted at MGH and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), her novel neurobiologically-based empathy curriculum has demonstrated statistically significant improvement in physician empathy at the level of patient perception.

Dr. Riess was a topic leader for the Coalition for Physician Communication at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Riess' empathy training was a course offered by the Massachusetts General Physician's Organization (MGPO) in a quality improvement initiative to enhance communication in more than 1500 physicians at MGH. Dr. Riess is a speaker at national and international conferences on empathy in medicine and medical education.

Committed to medical education, Dr. Riess completed a Rabkin Medical Education Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Mount Auburn Hospital. She was a Harvard Macy Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute for Physician Educators in the Health Professions in. There, she designed research protocols to test her empathy training curriculum. A pilot study was completed at MEEI with Otolaryngologists, followed by a randomized, controlled trial of empathy training at MGH and the MEEI with six medical and surgical specialties.

Research funding for her studies has come from several foundations, including The Risk Management Foundation, The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation for Medical Education, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, The David Judah Fund and The Office for Patient Safety at MGH.

Dr. Riess has taught and supervised psychotherapy to residents since completing her own residency at MGH. In her role as Director of Education for Psychotherapy Supervisors, she initiated a faculty development curriculum that offered continuing education and risk management credits for faculty supervisors. Her program was translated into a supervision course for residents and junior faculty at MGH. Dr. Riess also developed a novel integrative group psychotherapy curriculum for the treatment of eating disorders. This was published in her book, Integrative Group Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa.

Dr. Riess is an adult psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for mood and adjustment disorders. Dr. Riess has written numerous journal articles on empathy in medicine, risk management, continuing education in patient-doctor relations.

Selected References:

Riess H. Empathy in Medicine: A neurobiological Perspective. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2010; 304(14) 1604-1605.

Riess H. Biomarkers in the psychotherapeutic relationship: The role of physiology, neurobiology, and biological correlates of E.M.P.A.T.H.Y. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2011; 19:1-13.

Riess H, Kelley JM, Bailey RW, Konowitz P, Gray ST. Improving Empathy and Relational Skills in Otolaryngology Residents: A Pilot Study. Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, 2011; 144 (1) 120 -122.

Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Ablon JS, Villanueva JJ, Conboy LA, Levy R, Marci CD, Kerr CE, Kirsch I, Jacobson EE, Riess H, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient and practitioner influences on the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine 2009; 71: 789-804.

Riess H, Marci CD. The Neurobiology and Physiology of the Patient –Doctor Relationship: Measuring Empathy. Medical Encounter 2007; 21(3):38-41.

Marci CD, Riess H. The clinical relevance of psychophysiology: Support for the psychobiology of empathy and psychodynamic process. American Journal of Psychotherapy 2005; 59: 213-226.

Gordon C, Riess, H. The Formulation as a Collaborative Conversation. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2005; 13:112-123.

Riess H. Risk Management for the Supervising Psychiatrist. Psychiatric Times 2009; 26(9):38-45.

Riess H, Herman, JB. Teaching the teachers: A model course for psychotherapy supervisors. Academic Psychiatry 2008; 32:259-264.

Riess H, Fishel, AK. The necessity of continuing education for psychotherapy supervisors. Academic Psychiatry 2000; 24:3; 147-155.

Riess, H. Dockray-Miller, M. Integrative Group Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa. New York: Columbia University Press. 2002.

 

 

Robert Doyle, MDDr. Robert Doyle, MA., DDS, MD
Dr. Doyle completed a residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. While at Dartmouth, he served as chief resident for the General Psychiatry program and later for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program. He also completed a second fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at MGH. Prior to entering medicine, Dr. Doyle earned a Masters of Arts in Humanities while practicing General Dentistry.

Dr. Doyle is focusing his research career on the treatment of autism and pervasive developmental disorders; however, he has extensive experience in the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders as clinical researcher in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit at MGH. He is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Immunology and Pharmacology, which was recently cited as one of the top ten scientific journals in Italy. He also serves on the editorial boards of The European Journal of Inflammation and The Journal of Attention Disorders. In his first two years of practice at MGH and McLean Hospital, Dr. Doyle was honored with three Partners in Excellence Awards.

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Christina PsarosChristina Psaros, PhD
Dr. Christina Psaros is a post-doctoral fellow in psychology working in the behavioral medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a Clinical Fellow in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Psaros received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical and research interests include mood and anxiety disorders that occur in the context of reproductive function as well as the psychosocial aspects of HIV infection (particularly in women).

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Dr. Jefferson B. Prince
Dr Jefferson Prince is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, the Director of Child Psychiatry for North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, and a Staff Member at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinics.

Dr. Prince is involved in research into the characterization and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan as well as pediatric mood, anxiety substance disorders. Dr. Prince is interested in collaborations between Pediatrics and Psychiatry and serves as the Medical Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project at North Shore Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Prince serves as a member of the Board of the Children’s Trust Fund. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his residencies in Psychiatry and Acute Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Subsequently, he completed his Clinical Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospitals in Boston.

Dr Prince is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Prince is also the recipient of many awards and honors including the distinction of Laughlin Fellow for the American College of Psychiatrists. In 2005, Dr. Prince was selected as one of the ‘Best Doctors in America’. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 original articles, abstracts and book chapters, and he has made more than 150 academic presentations nationally and internationally.

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Marilyn Price, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

 

Marilyn Price, MD is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of McGill Medical School. She completed her fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School. She is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Price has served as an expert witness and consultant on a wide range of civil and criminal issues. She has particular expertise in performing competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations, employment-related assessments, evaluation of impaired or disruptive physicians and other professionals, and fitness for duty evaluations of law enforcement officers and firefighters. Dr. Price was the clinical risk manager of a psychiatric hospital and in this capacity helped develop guidelines for documenting suicide risk assessment within the hospital.

 

Dr. Price has served as a Councilor of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Other appointments within the organization include Chair of Education Committee, Past Chair of the Law Enforcement Liaison Committee, and Program Chair for the 2009 Annual Meeting. She was a member of the Task Force on Disability Guidelines. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She is Chair of the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award Committee of the American Psychiatric Association. From 2000-2008 she was a member of the Rhode Island Medical Society’s Physician’s Health Committee.

 

 

Carter Petty
Carter Petty has been a biostatistician in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2002. He received his master’s degree in Statistics from Harvard University in 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University in 1998.

As a biostatistician, Mr. Petty contributes to the data management and statistical analyses of several large family genetic epidemiological studies and clinical trials. Mr. Petty has co-authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented new research on mood, disruptive behavior, and anxiety disorders at national scientific meetings. Mr. Petty’s current research interests include long-term outcomes of ADHD, risk factors for bipolar disorder, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders.

 

 

Paola Pedrelli, PhDPaola Pedrelli, PhD
Dr. Paola Pedrelli is an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an Assistant in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pedrelli received a B.A and a M.A. in Psychology from the University of Bologna, earned a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the Joint Doctoral Program at University of California San Diego and San Diego State University, and she completed her clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Her program of research focuses on investigating the etiology, assessment, and treatment of comorbid Affective Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs). In July 2008 she received the Zinberg Fellowship Award from HMS to study psychosocial interventions for college students with binge drinking and depressive symptoms. She is the principal investigator of a study examining neural substrates of binge drinking in young adults and a study on reward processes among young adults with dual diagnoses.

In 2009 she was appointed director of the DCRP dual diagnoses studies for the DCRP. She has been actively involved at a local and national level in disseminating awareness of the negative consequences of the co-occurrence of depressive symptoms and AUDs among college students by presenting at national conferences and conducting in service presentations in college campuses. She is the Co- Investigator of a NIH funded study investigating innovative technologies for the assessment of depressive symptoms.

She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Clark University where she provides clinical supervision on treatments for dual diagnoses patients to students in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program.

 

 

 

Kimberly Pearson, PhD
Dr. Kimberly Pearson has been on staff with the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program since 2000, and worked as the Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at McLean Hospital until 2004. She received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed her residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She has an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pearson's interests are in the area of women's health and psychiatry. She and Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum recently edited a book by the same title. Dr. Pearson has been invited to give lectures at academic centers and in the community on issues related to eating disorders. Her outpatient and private practice work include treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She collaborates fully with other treaters including primary care physicians and nutritionists.

Dr. Kimberly Pearson has been on staff with the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program since 2000, and worked as the Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at McLean Hospital until 2004. She received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed her residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She has an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pearson's interests are in the area of women's health and psychiatry. She and Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum recently edited a book by the same title. Dr. Pearson has been invited to give lectures at academic centers and in the community on issues related to eating disorders. Her outpatient and private practice work include treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She collaborates fully with other treaters including primary care physicians and nutritionists.

 

 

 

Joel Pava, PhDJoel Pava, PhD
Dr. Joel Pava is currently Director of Psychotherapy Services in the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University. He completed his clinical internship at McLean Hospital, followed by a research fellowship in the MGH Cognitive Therapy and Research Program. He is a certified cognitive therapist, Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and has been a study therapist on multiple cognitive therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy trials. Dr. Pava served as Project Director of a NIDA funded study exploring the relationship of smoking cessation treatments to depression. He has co-authored a cognitive therapy manual for continuation and maintenance phase treatment designed for patients at high risk for relapse/recurrence. His research interests are in the areas of cognitive therapy, relapse prevention and integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. He has an additional clinical interest in the treatment of co-morbid psychiatric and myofascial/atypical facial pain disorders. Dr.Pava is a clinical supervisor for both the MGH Psychology Internship and MGH-McLean Psychiatric Residency Training Programs. He has enjoyed busy hospital-based and private clinical practices for over twenty years.

 

 

Dr. Elyse ParkElyse Park, PhD, MPH
Dr. Park is a clinical health psychologist who focuses on understanding and improving health-related behaviors, especially smoking cessation among vulnerable medical populations. Her research interests extend across physician and patient behavior change, telephone-delivered interventions, and the role of culture on cancer preventative behaviors and beliefs. For her translational research in cancer prevention counseling, Dr. Park has designed and evaluated motivational interviewing interventions and is certified as a trainer in this technique. She is experienced in qualitative research development and uses qualitative research to inform quantitative survey design.

Dr. Park has led numerous externally-funded research projects, including a study examining risk perceptions of individuals undergoing lung cancer screening (American Cancer Society) and research assess the feasibility of a pilot smoking cessation trial for lung and head and neck cancer patients (National Cancer Institute). She recently completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant examining how depression and anxiety affect postpartum relapse to smoking. Other interest areas include exploring cross cultural care issues with grants from The Commonwealth Fund. Dr. Park has published more than 40 original articles in a variety of peer reviewed journals. She has reviewed grant applications for the National Cancer Institute, Lance Armstrong Foundation, and the American Legacy Foundation. She is currently co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s peer review committee for Cancer Control and Prevention.

Dr. Park’s clinical work focuses on oncology patients and family members. She serves as Chief of Behavioral Health Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

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George I. Papakostas, MDGeorge I. Papakostas, MD
George I. Papakostas is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Treatment-Resistant Depression Studies in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of Dr Papakostas’ research includes the pharmacotherapy of major depressive disorder including treatment-resistant depression, the study of the “placebo” effect and it’s relevance to clinical trial design in major depressive disorder, and the study of clinical and biologic predictors, moderators, and mediators of treatment outcome in major depressive disorder.

 

Dr Papakostas has received numerous national and international research awards from sources including the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologium, the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychiatric Association, the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is author or co-author of over 150 clinical and scientific publications and book chapters, and is author of the book entitled: “Pharmacotherapy for Depression” (In Press- World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press). His publications have appeared in prominent journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is also on the editorial board of the journal “Psychiatry Research”, and also field editor for Psychopharmacology for the “World Journal of Biological Psychiatry”.

 

Dr. Papakostas is often invited throughout the United States and abroad to lecture on a wide range topics pertaining to the treatment of depression. To date, he has delivered more than 100 lectures at National or International meetings in more than 30 countries. Dr. Papakostas attended Medical School at the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in adult Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and a fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital that was funded by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Papakostas attended Medical School at the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in adult Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and a fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital that was funded by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

 

 

Conall O'Cleirigh, PhDConall O'Cleirigh, PhD
Dr. Conall O'Cleirigh is a licensed staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O’Cleirigh is also a Research Scientist at the Fenway Institute, Boston. His research interests are in developing and adapting cognitive-behavioral intervention technologies for application with medical populations, particularly among people living with HIV. As part of this research emphasis he is involved in developing primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions with particular application among gay and bisexual men.

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Dennis NormanDennis Norman, Ed.D., ABPP
Chief, Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Faculty Chair, Native Health Program
Harvard Native American Program

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Dr. Norman is Board Certified in Clinical and Child and Adolescent Psychology. He received his doctorate in Human Development, Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and also has an M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University, Child Study Department. Dr. Norman has been the Chief of Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1989. His previous positions within the Department of Psychiatry at MGH include: Co-Director of Research, Eating Disorders Unit; Director of the Child Clinical Psychology Training Program; Chief Psychologist, Child Psychiatry Service and Eating Disorders Unit; Coordinator, Child Psychology Track and Director of Training, Internship Program in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Norman's research interests include: personality structure and functioning, psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and trauma, and intellectual and neuropsychological correlates of ADHD. He is the faculty chair for the Indian Health Initiative for the Harvard University Native American Program. This work has enabled him to fulfill a long-term interest in healing and the difficult role of providing meaningful psychological consultation in differing cultural contexts. Dr. Norman is Past Chair of the Board of Registration for Psychology, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

 

 

Jeremy Nahum, MD

 

Dr. Jeremy Nahum, who practices psychodynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Newton, MA, is a founding member of the Boston Change Process Study Group. The group has authored a book recently published by Norton, Change in Psychotherapy: A Unifying Paradigm. Dr Nahum also authored a paper appearing in the latest issue of Psychoanalytic Dialogues entitled Prefiguring and Refiguring Triangular Interpersonal Relationships: Commentary on Paper by Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Chloé Lavanchy-Scaiola, and Nicolas Favez. (Vol 20:141–150, 2010).

Dr. Nahum, in addition to being a member of the MGH PRP, is on the facultys of both the Boston Psychoanalytic Society/Institute and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and has also, for a number of years served as a psychiatric consultant to the Center for Biobehavioral Family Studies at Cambridge Hospital, an attachment research laboratory directed by Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Eric M. Morrow, MD, PhD
Dr. Morrow earned his M.D. magna cum laude from the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School in 2001. Subsequently, Dr. Morrow pursued clinical training in psychiatry in the MGH-McLean Hospital Residency Training Program. He was Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology at MGH in 2004-5.

 

Dr. Morrow’s research interest is the genetic regulation of cognitive development in neuropsychiatric disorders. He has a specific interest in Pervasive Developmental Disorders, (PDD) such as Autistic Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder . He is an active member of the PDD research program in Dr. Biederman’s program. Dr. Morrow’s current research utilizes novel genomic methodology as a means to identify important molecules involved in brain development and disease. The longterm goal of this work is to identify genetic markers that may be used in subtyping neuropsychiatric illness, and ultimately may serve as targets for novel medicines.

At present, Dr. Morrow’s basic research is being conducted in the laboratory of and in collaboration with Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., the Bullard Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Morrow also collaborates with Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and faculty in the MGH Psychiatric Genetics and Neurodevelopment Unit, as well as Bruce R. Fischl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology in the MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Morrow is also a postdoctoral affiliate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in the program in Medical and Population Genetics.

Dr. Morrow has published his work in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Genetics, Cell, and Development. He has served as a Guest Editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry Special Edition on Psychiatric Genetics. Dr. Morrow is also co-editing a volume on translational research in biological psychiatry of childhood. The title of this volume is “Frontiers in Biological Psychiatry of Childhood: Exploring the Relationships Between Genes, Brain Develoment and the Emergence of Psychopathology”. This volume is being co-edited with Drs. Joseph Biederman, Maurizio Fava, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, and published by the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. in 2007.

Dr. Morrow has also won awards in recognition of his academic work including the Harold Lamport award for the best biomedical science paper from a graduate of Harvard Medical School in 2001. In addition, he was awarded the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award in 2003, and the Thomas P. Hackett Award from the MGH Department of Psychiatry in 2005. Dr. Morrow’s clinical work focuses on treatment refractory neuropsychiatric disorders, co-morbid developmental disability, and psychopharmacology. He is an Attending Psychiatrist on the MGH Outpatient Psychopharmacology Consultation Service for Treatment Refractory Illness. In addition, he is a part-time Attending on the Partial Hospital Service for Developmental Disabilities at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Michael Monuteaux, ScDM
Dr. Michael Monuteaux attended Boston University, where he was a recipient of the Cardinal Medieros Scholarship. After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in psychology in 1996, Dr. Monuteaux was trained as a psychometrician for both children and adults in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).Dr. Monuteaux graduated from Harvard School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology in June of 2003 with a doctoral degree in Epidemiology and was appointed as an Instructor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Monuteaux is currently the Assistant Director of Research in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program, and contributes to the data management and statistical analysis of several large family genetic epidemiological studies. He also supervises and trains a team of research assistants and data analysts.

 

Dr. Monuteaux has co-authored two book chapters on the epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders and subtypes of conduct disorders. He has also co-authored more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Biological Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Recently, he authored a prospective, five-year study examining the predictors, clinical characteristics, and functional outcome of conduct disorder in a sample of female youth with and without ADHD, published in the journal Psychological Medicine. He also co-authored a report documenting the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in male youth with and without ADHD followed longitudinally for ten years into young adulthood.

Dr. Monuteaux has presented new research on mood, disruptive behavior, and substance use disorders at national scientific meetings, such as the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, National Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Investigator’s Meeting, and American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. He is actively working on collaborative studies with other researchers from the fields of neuropsychology, molecular genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Monuteaux’s current research interests include the initiation and progression of cigarette smoking in ADHD youth, and the risk factors for and developmental progression of disruptive behavior disorders.

 

 

Lucille Mograss, LSW
Lucille Mograss is a graduate of Clark University; receiving a BA in sociology with a certificate in Human Services. Lucille has more than sixteen years in the field, and worked with adolescents in group homes and alternative to detention facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Lucille worked for six years as a Protective Service Worker in the Metro West area prior to joining the Mass General Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry's Addiction Clinic.

 

 

 

 

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

 

David Mischoulon, MD, PhDDavid Mischoulon, MD, PhD is an Associate Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of Research and Alternative Remedy Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mischoulon graduated from the combined MD-PhD program at Boston University School of Medicine in 1994, and then interned in preliminary medicine at Carney Hospital from 1994-1995. From 1995-1998 he completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology.

Dr Mischoulon’s areas of interest include complementary and alternative treatments for psychiatric disorders, and treatment of depression in minority populations. He is also an accredited medical acupuncturist and is carrying out studies of acupuncture as a treatment for depression. He has received two NARSAD Young Investigator awards (in 1998 and 2000), and a five-year K-23 mentored award from NCCAM in 2001 to study omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of depression. He is currently the recipient of an R01 grant from the NIH to continue his work on omega-3 fatty acids for depression.

Dr. Mischoulon has authored or co-authored more than 100 original articles, review articles, and book chapters, and has also co-edited a textbook on natural medications for psychiatric disorders. He has been an invited speaker at various sites around the country and internationally, and has won several awards. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Mischoulon teaches and supervises residents and medical students, and lectures in various MGH Psychiatry continuing medical education courses. He also has a clinical practice through MGH. Dr. Mischoulon is fluent in Spanish and French.

 

 

 

Matthew MimiagaMatthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH

 

Matthew J. Mimiaga, ScD, MPH, is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health.  He completed his Post-Doc training in Behavioral Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and received his Doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health, majoring in Psychiatric Epidemiology, with minors in Infectious/Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and was awarded the Harvard University Presidential Scholarship.  He received his Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, majoring in Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences.

He has co-authored more than 45 articles, chapters and other publications on HIV/AIDS and related infectious disease topics and was recently awarded a grant from NIDA to develop a behavioral treatment for crystal methamphetamine addiction in HIV-uninfected MSM.  Dr. Mimiaga is also the PI (with Dr. Mayer) on a MA Department of Public Health funded study examining the social and sexual network characteristics and associated HIV risks of Black/African American MSM and is the co-PI (PI: Dr. Mayer) on a Gilead funded project to study the barriers and facilitators to implementing recent CDC guidelines on routine HIV testing in primary care settings. In addition, he is currently a member of the protocol development team for HPTN 063 (PI: Dr. Safren) - a proposal to develop international prevention trials for HIV-infected individuals in care settings. His main research interests include HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance use disorders, psychiatric and infectious disease epidemiology, and global health.

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Eric Mick, ScD

 

Eric Mick, Sc.D graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, in June of 1999, and was then appointed an Instructor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. After receiving a BA in psychology from the Holy Cross College, Dr. Mick has coordinated structured clinical assessments of children and adolescents in an outpatient psychiatric clinic and was trained as a psychometrician for both children and adults at the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit (PPPC) of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

He is currently responsible for the data management of several large family genetic epidemiological studies at the PPPC research unit of the MGH. Dr. Mick has co-authored more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented new research on mood, disruptive behavior, and substance use disorders in national and international scientific meetings. He is currently supported by the Theodore and Vada Stanley Foundation Award for the study of the juvenile bipolar disorder granted to the PPPC research unit of the MGH. Dr. Mick's current research focuses on the implementation of modern analytic techniques in examining predictors of the incidence and remission of childhood psychopathology, early risk factors for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the onset and course of mood disorders in children and adults with ADHD.

 

 

 

Jamie A. Micco, PhD

Dr. Jamie Micco is a Research Psychologist in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology (CRPPP) and a Psychologist in the Child CBT Clinic and Outpatient Department of Child Psychiatry at MGH. She is an Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Micco earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University, where she received her clinical and research training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She also completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at MGH (child/adult track).

Dr. Micco's research focuses on information-processing biases, and novel treatment paradigms for remediating these biases, in children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders. She received the Kaplen Fellowship on Depression from Harvard Medical School in 2007, which funded pilot research on a computerized information-processing bias modification program for depressed adolescents. She received a postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the NIMH in 2009 to expand her study of this intervention paradigm for adolescents with depression.

She is also actively involved in NIMH-funded research studies at the CRPPP, including longitudinal studies of children at risk for psychopathology and intervention studies for youth with anxiety and mood disorders. Clinically, Dr. Micco specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. She supervises psychology interns within the Child Psychiatry department at MGH.

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Jeanne McKeon, EdD
Dr. Jeanne McKeon is a staff psychologist at the West End Clinic, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Instructor of Harvard Medical School. She treats individuals, couples and families, and supervises staff. She is also a supervisor for the MGH Family and Couples Therapy Program which serves to train residents and fellows at the hospital.

 

 

 

 

Maureen McGlameMaureen McGlame, LADC1, LCSW

 

Maureen has worked in the addictions field for 34 years. She has been a senior clinician at the West End Clinic for 15 years doing individual, group and family therapy and facilitating the Family Substance Abuse Support Group at the hospital at the Blum Patient and Family Learning Center for 7 years.

She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Federal Republic of Cameroon), was inpatient and outpatient coordinator at SECAP/ St Elizabeth's Hospital for 10 years, director of outpatient substance abuse services at Family Counseling and Guidance Centers, is founder and director of COASA (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) at the Robert F Kennedy Children's Action Corps, is on the board of the Greater Boston Council on Alcoholism, on the Advisory Board of the Priests' Recovery Program for the Arcdiocese of Boston, was a member of the Governor's Advisory Board on Substance Abuse for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, fellow at Harvard Medical School, faculty member at University of Massachusetts/Boston and Cambridge College. She was the MAADAC(Mass. Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR 2006 and NAADAC (National Associations of Addiction Professionals) COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR 2007.

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Laura McCarlLauren A. McCarl, MA

 

Lauren A. McCarl, MA completed her Master of Arts in mental health and behavioral medicine at Boston University, her clinical practicum training at the department of psychiatry at Boston Medical Center, and her advanced practicum training at the department of medical psychology at the Boston VA Hospital. Her research interests include: 1) health promotion and the prevention of chronic illness, 2) the psychophysiological impact of emotions (especially stress) on physical health, 3) stress management techniques, and 4) reducing health disparities among underserved populations, especially through the adaptation of validated interventions and assessments for Spanish speakers. She has experience in assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy in individual and group settings, and health education and promotion. She is also fluent in Spanish.

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Bruce Masek, PhDBruce Masek, PhD, ABPP
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.

 

 

 

Luana Marques, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

 

Luana Marques, Ph.D., is a Clinical Research Fellow in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Marques completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at SUNY at Buffalo and her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2007.

Dr. Marques’ clinical and research background is in anxiety disorders and romantic relationships. Dr. Marques' primary research interest is the interplay between diversity and psychopathology. Specifically, Dr. Marques’ research interests involve developing and testing Cognitive Behavioral interventions that are culturally sensitive for individuals suffering from various anxiety disorders.

 

 

Sarah Markowitz, MS

 

Sara MarkowitzSarah Markowitz is a fellow in behavioral medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation examined the mood effects of different levels of exertion in active and sedentary college students in the context of the dual-mode model and opponent process theory. Her clinical training focused on cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety and mood disorders. Her main research interests include effects of exercise on mood, and mood in patients with chronic disease.

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Mark Blais, PsyD
Mark Blais received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in psychological assessment from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He completed his internship and postdoctoral training in adult clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently Associate Chief of Psychology and Director of the Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory, a comprehensive psychological assessment and research program. He also serves as the Director of the Adult Track of the MGH Clinical Psychology Internship. His research interests and publications broadly cover the areas of personality, psychological assessment, measurement and test development and psychotherapy outcome. His psychotherapy interests are in the short-term treatment of depression and the treatment of men. He is Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Blais is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment.
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Nikos Makris, MD, PhD
Dr. Makris received his M.D. from the University of Siena, Italy and Ph.D. from Boston University, Boston. He came to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1991. Currently he is Director of the Center for Morphometric Analysis, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at MGH and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also Director of the MGH Morphometric Analysis Center (MGH MAC) and co-Director of the Center for Neural Systems investigations (CNSi) at MGH.

Dr. Makris is a Psychiatrist, Neuroanatomist and Imager. His expertise is applied in four major ways:

  1. conceptualizing the neuroanatomical design to test the pathological basis and identifying biomarkers of different disorders using multimodal neuroimaging;
  2. designing the morphometric tools to measure brain regions;
  3. supervising and teaching research technicians in multimodal neuroimaging;
  4. performing reliability studies and contributing to scientific publications.

Currently, he serves as expert consultant to many projects including schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, autism, alcoholism, cocaine addiction, food disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, stroke and normal aging in rhesus monkeys.

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Erin Macey, LICSW
Erin Macey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Recovery Coach in the ARMS program. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Social Work from Boston University. Erin received her Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Treatment Services from UMass Boston in December 2007.

 

Erin has an extensive background in providing home-based services to youth and families using a model which builds on existing strengths and community supports so that families can better manage the problems they are facing. Erin has an interest in working with adolescents and has provided services in a variety of settings, including an outpatient clinic and school, as well as outreach in the home and community. Over the past several years, Erin has been involved in facilitating groups for adolescents referred for substance abuse issues and has worked on developing a new curriculum for a community-based psychoeducational groups.

 

Aine LorieÁine Lorié, PhD
Áine Lorié completed her PhD in Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway in June 2009. Prior to this, she conducted research in applied sociology for both academic and professional (market-research) purposes. This work heavily included medical based projects, in particular mental health research.

Dr. Lorié currently teaches online as an Adjunct Faculty with Kaplan University in the Department of Social Sciences as well with Regis University’s College for Professional Studies School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She simultaneously assists as a research collaborator in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General where she has been working on several projects and provides qualitative research support as well as a complementary sociological perspective. Dr. Lorié’s principal career goals and research interests are geared towards expanding dialogue between the professions of sociology and psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy in order to further understand therapy in its social context.

Selected References:
Lorié, Á (in press). Sacred Belief & Secular Health?: a study on mental illness and religion in modern Irish society. Peter Lang (Oxford) Ltd.

Lorié, Á (in press). The Protestant Ethos and the ‘Lunatic Poor’, Max Weber Studies

Hodges, K & Lorié, Á (in press). Ignoring the Social Elements: Research of Prevention-Focused Group Programs for Preadolescents and Adolescent (review), in International Journal for Group Psychotherapy

 

 

Sam LipkinSam Lipkin, Research Coordinator

 

Sam Lipkin graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, he regularly volunteered at the inpatient psychiatry unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was also a member of Active Minds, which organized speakers, discussions, and other events to foster awareness of mental health issues. Sam studied abroad in Argentina during his junior year. After graduating, Sam taught English in Indonesia and worked at a non-profit social services agency in Washington, DC. At the end of his two years at the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Sam hopes to attend medical school.

 

 

Rachel LaRocca, Research Coordinator

 

Rachel LaRoccaRachel LaRocca graduated from Dartmouth College in June of 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing. As an undergraduate, she worked with Drs. Heatherton and Krendl on multiple projects exploring the social neuroscience of stigma. For her honors thesis, she completed an fMRI-imaging study examining the impact of low self-esteem on impression formation of stigmatized groups with the hope of expanding the ideas to clinical populations with depression. At the end of her two years at the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Rachel plans to attend a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program and medical school with a focus on pediatric psychopathology and psychiatry.

 

 

Ira Lable, MD

 

Ira Lable, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East. After psychiatric residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he continued training in psychoanalysis. His interests include the private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and the healing factors in in-patient hospitalization for major mental illness. He was also the medical director of a 21 bed locked psychiatry at the Metrowest Medical Center. The teaching and supervising of psychiatry, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis has also been a major interest. For many years, Dr. Lable chaired a discussion group at the American Psychoanalytic Association called “Mind, Brain and Psychoanalysis” to introduce a more open discussion of discoveries in neuroscience and their impact on psychoanalytic theory and technique. Over the past 10 years, couple therapy, both theoretical issues and technique, has been a focus of his study and teaching. He participated in the development of the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England and continues as a faculty member.

Current research interests include 1) the empirical study of psychoanalytic technique and theory. The paper, “The Role of the Couch in Psychoanalysis: Proposed Research Designs and Some Preliminary Data”, 2) the psychopharmacotherapy diagnostic interview, treatment and therapeutic relationship and their effect on the treatment process and outcome, and 3) family schisms and their intergenerational transmission of conflict expressed in various deterioration factors in couples. A paper, “Family Schisms and their Remediation Through Couple Therapy” has been submitted for publication.

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Dr. Robert KnauzDr. Robert Knauz

 

Dr. Robert Knauz is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service. He is also an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Rosalind V. Kearney, PsyD
Dr. Kearney is a psycholgist in private practice and a staff psychologist in the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at MGH. She completed her undergraduate work at Hunter college and received her Master of Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and her Doctor of Psychology degree from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kearney specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals, couples, and families.

 

 

 

Martha T. Kane, Ph.D

 

Marti KaneDr. Kane is Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), with primary responsibility for managing all clinical, administrative, and regulatory tasks associated with providing state-of-the-art care for patients with co-morbid substance abuse and mental health disorders. She is also Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kane initiated her training in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1986 after spending several years teaching adolescents with special needs in the public school system. She pursued her interest in working with adolescents with special needs by specializing in child psychology during her doctoral work. She was the Senior Therapist in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University, a research-funded clinic evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in children and youth. She was trained at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, renowned for expertise in family therapy, and completed an internship in community-based treatment for children, adolescents and families at CPC Mental Health Services in Eatontown, New Jersey. Dr. Kane’s research interests included evaluating the cognitive processes associated with anxiety disorders as well as evaluating treatment paradigms for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She received her PhD in 1994.

Dr. Kane entered a post-doctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994. In 1996, she joined the staff in the Addiction Services Unit, and was named Director of Perinatal Addiction Treatment in 1998. In this role, she worked to improve screening and office-based intervention for pregnant women with substance abuse disorders, as well as to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and therapy for these patients. She continues her association with the obstetrics unit at MGH through on-going consultation and participation in research on improving motivation for abstinence in pregnant women.

In 2000, Dr. Kane was named Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit.

She continues to provide clinical care for patients with co-morbid substance abuse and mental health disorders, specializing in patients with character disorders and trauma. She has obtained advanced training in cognitive- and dialectical-behavioral therapy, and provides training to medical students, interns, residents in both medicine and psychiatry, as well as to licensed professional staff.

 

 

Gagan Joshi, MD

 

Dr. Gagan JoshiDr. Gagan Joshi
Dr. Gagan Joshi is Director of Autism Spectrum Disorders Program; a clinical investigator in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Programs at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Joshi trained in General Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently completed his Fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the combined program of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute & Society.

Dr. Joshi has been the recipient of the prestigious Ethel Dupont Warren Fellowship Award through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the recipient of the XXVth Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmalogicum Congress Young Investigators Award, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award. Dr. Joshi’s clinical and research interest is in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders with particular focus on the often-neglected comorbid conditions associated with these disorders. Besides coordinating research projects in pediatric bipolar disorder,

Dr. Joshi is facilitating the expansion of research in Pervasive Developmental Disorders and related comorbidities in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program at MGH. He has developed specific research projects examining the overlap of bipolar disorder with obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. His research - addressing the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms in youth with bipolar disorder - is supported by grants from the Ethel Dupont Warren Fellowship and Pilot Research Award.

 

 

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John KellyJohn F. Kelly, PhD

 

Dr. Kelly is Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also serves as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kelly is a member of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) consensus panel for improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions for addiction, and serves as an executive officer and board member of the American Psychological Association Division on Addictions. He is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he performs scientific reviews.

His research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Hazelden Foundation, and focuses on addiction treatment, relapse prevention, and the recovery process. His additional research endeavors have focused on the translation and implementation of evidence-based practice, addiction and criminal justice, addiction treatment theories and mechanisms of change, and reducing stigma associated with addiction.

 

 

John Kelley, PhD

 

John M. Kelley, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Statistics at Endicott College, an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He also maintains a private practice in general psychotherapy located in downtown Beverly.  

Dr. Kelley earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and MS and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon.  In addition to his expertise in psychotherapy, Dr. Kelley has a significant background in statistics, research design, and psychometric measurement, and he has served as a co-investigator or consultant on eight National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants.  His current research interests include: (1) investigating the placebo effect in medical and psychiatric disorders; and (2) understanding how the doctor-patient relationship improves clinical outcomes in medicine and psychiatry.  Dr. Kelley is the author or co-author of twenty peer-reviewed publications in such journals as Psychosomatic Medicine, British Medical Journal, Experimental Brain Research, and Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

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Michael Jellinek, M.D.

 

Chief, Child Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
President
Newton Wellesley Hospital

Publications by Dr. Jellinek

Dr. Jellinek earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, completed pediatrics training at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and residencies in child psychiatry at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, MA, and in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital also in Boston. Dr. Jellinek is currently Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Academically, Dr. Jellinek has written or cowritten numerous articles and chapters on pediatric psychiatry, psychosomatic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the difficult parent among other topics. With Michael Murphy, Ed.D., he developed the Pediatric Symptom Checklist, which is a brief screening instrument that has been validated to help primary care pediatricians identify children with psychosocial dysfunction. Dr. Jellinek has coedited two books and was section editor for the Handbook of General Psychiatry and the Saunders Manual of Hospital Practice. Recently he was Chair for Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing guidelines on mental health promotion for infants, children and adolescents.

Currently Dr. Jellinek is Associate Editor for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

In 1992 Dr. Jellinek was named as Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In 1996 he was named Senior Vice President for Administration and had responsibility for hospital wide operations, space planning and the Departments of Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy. In that position he was responsible for developing the master space plan for MGH. In 2001 he was named President of Newton Wellesley Hospital, a 240 bed acute care hospital and, along with MGH, Brigham and Women's Hospital and North Shore Medical Center, a member of the Partners HealthCare System.

 

 

Nadia Iovieno, MDNadia Iovieno, MD

 

Nadia Iovieno received her M.D. from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2003, attending her residency program in Psychiatry at Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa. Her research in Italy has mainly focused on clinical features and pharmacological treatment of Eating and Anxiety Disorders, as well as on Antipsychotics-related Metabolic Syndrome. She has joined the Depression Clinical and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a PhD research fellow and is primarily involved in the CO-MED (Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes) study.

 

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hoge

Elizabeth A. Hoge, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist, The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Elizabeth Hoge is a clinical assistant at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Related Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital. She studies biological changes that occur in the body as a result of stress, anxiety and trauma, which may serve as markers for anxiety disorders and may elucidate pathways that could be targeted for novel pharmacologic therapies. She is also interested in identifying biological markers of resilience that protect some people from developing post-traumatic stress disorder after a trauma.

Dr. Hoge has received awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health related to her work in anxiety disorders. She also received a Harvard Medical School Dupont Warren Fellowship award to study the effect of treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Recently, Dr. Hoge received a five-year NIH grant to measure the effect of mindfulness meditation on anxiety and stress. She will be incorporating biological markers of stress, such as stress hormones and inflammatory markers, and will measure how the practice of mindfulness meditation mental stress reduction training, or other types of stress reduction training may effect these biomarkers.

 

 

 

Karin Maria Hodges, PsyD

 

Dr. Hodges is a graduate of the B.A. program in Psychology of the University of California, Los Angeles, and of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, New England. She completed her APA Accredited Internship at the Franciscan Hospital for Children. She is a Post Doctoral Intern in the School Based Program of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Dr. Hodges is a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital within the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hodges’ research looks at processes and outcomes in group psychotherapy. Her dissertation studied process correlates of treatment outcomes in prevention-focused groups within the schools. Within the MGH Department of Psychiatry, she is collaborating with Drs. Stuart Ablon and Ray Levy on a naturalistic research study that will examine process correlates of outcomes in psychotherapy groups.

Dr. Hodges has lectured on group psychotherapy training, integrated clinical and research roles, organizational life, gender, and clinical work with at-risk and acting-out children. She is active in national and local group psychotherapy organizations where she holds leadership positions.

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Dina R. Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

 

 

Dr. Dina Hirshfeld-Becker
Dr. Hirshfeld-Becker is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and Director of High Risk Studies and Anxiety Research in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She did her undergraduate work at Harvard University and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University. Her postdoctoral clinical and research training were completed at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Hirshfeld-Becker is interested in developmental psychopathology and in temperamental and familial risk factors for childhood disorders. She does research on the etiology of childhood anxiety disorders. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health to conduct longitudinal studies of children at risk for ADHD, major depression and bipolar disorder, as well as to develop and test an early cognitive-behavioral intervention for young (4-7-year-old) children at risk for anxiety disorders

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John Herman, MDJohn B. Herman, MD
Associate Chief

MGH Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Publications by Dr. Herman


Dr. Herman is Associate Chief in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. He also serves as Medical Director for Partners HealthCare Employee Assistance Program. In 2002, Dr. Herman was apppointed to the Commonwealth’s Board of Registration in Medicine where he serves as the chairman of the Patient Care Assessment Committee, overseeing quality and safely programs in Massachusetts hospitals. Dr. Herman is past President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Following his residency at MGH, in 1984 Dr. Herman joined the staff of the MGH Psychopharmacology and Addiction clinics where he remains an active practice. Until 2003, for 14 years Dr. Herman directed the department’s nationally renowned continuing education program, Harvard Medical School’s most successful post-graduate educational offering. Between 1991-2000, he was Director of Psychiatry Residency Training at MGH and, from 2000-2007, he was Director of Clinical Services for the Department.

His primary interest is in addressing the gap between the quality of mental health care delivery in the community and rapidly accelerating advances in psychiatric practice. Consequently, he focuses his teaching efforts on primary care clinicians. He has lectured to primary care audiences across the United States and internationally. Currently Dr. Herman is co-editor (with Ted Stern, MD) of the popular MGH Guide to Primary Care Psychiatry(McGraw Hill, 1998, 2003). Dr. Herman grew up in Wisconsin and graduated University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1980. His medical internship was at Brown University Medical School and his residency in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, which he completed in 1984.

 

 

 

Aude Henin PhD

 

 

Aude Henin, PhD
Aude Henin, PhD, is Co-Director of the Child Cognitive-Behavior Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Director, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology.

What is Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a therapy that focuses on teaching skills to manage life problems and emotional difficulties such as anxiety or depression. The therapist serves as a "coach" to teach these skills, and works together with the patient to determine how best to apply them. The patient is also asked to actively practice the skills between sessions. Therapy is usually short term and focused on a specific problem or issue.

The types of skills typically used in CBT include identifying and challenging negative or unhelpful thinking patterns, learning problem-solving, developing social or organizational skills, and learning to gradually face fears. CBT can be useful for people of all ages, from young children to adults. It has been found to be very effective in improving anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, social skills problems, and aggressive behaviors. In some instances, CBT may be especially helpful in combination with medication treatment.

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Ellen HendriksenEllen Hendriksen, PhD

 

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a post-doctoral fellow in psychology working in the behavioral medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a Clinical Fellow in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hendriksen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her main research interests include reproductive health including HIV and STIs, coping with chronic illness, and behavioral public health.

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Paul Hammerness, MD

 

 

Dr. Paul Hammerness
Dr. Paul Hammerness is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Assistant Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Hammerness graduated with Honors in Psychology from The College of Wooster, and subsequently earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Hammerness completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the combined program of MGH-McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hammerness' research interests center upon the safety and efficacy of medications for children with mental health disorders, with a specific focus on the cardiovascular impact of medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Hammerness coordinates clinical research studies for children and adults with ADHD, and is involved in numerous other areas of related study, involving neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessments, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

In addition, Dr. Hammerness is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Newton Wellesley Hospital, provides ongoing psychiatric consultation to a local pediatric group, and has served on the MGH Institutional Review Board, reviewing new and ongoing research protocols for the MGH medical community.

 

 

Shelley Greenfield, MD, MPH

 

 

Shelly GreenfieldHarvard title: Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr Greenfield is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Clinical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts where she also directs the outpatient substance abuse treatment program and consultation services. Dr. Greenfield is the Director of the Harvard Medical School/Partners Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and directs the substance abuse clinical rotations of the Adult Psychiatry Residency of the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. Dr. Greenfield serves as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on federally funded research focusing on treatment for substance use disorders, gender differences in substance disorders, and health services for substance disorders. She is a past recipient of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded career award and a current recipient of a NIDA-funded career award in patient oriented research. She is also the Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded grant to design and pilot a new manual-based group therapy for women with substance use disorders. She is also co-Principal Investigator of the Northern New England node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

Dr. Greenfield served as the Founding Scientific Director of National Alcohol Screening Day, is past Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Addiction Psychiatry and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. She is chair of the NIDA Clinical Trial Network's Gender Special Interest Group, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. She has been elected to the American College of Psychiatrists and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

 

 

Mark Goldstein, MD
Dr. Goldstein is Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MGH. He and the other Division physicians provide consultative medical care to patients with eating disorders in the outpatient and inpatient setting at MGH. The Division is closely involved in research activities that determine the effects of eating disorders on bone mineralization and studies to determine the most effective treatment of bone loss from eating disorders. Dr. Goldstein may be contacted at 617-643-1201.

 

 

 

Dr. Anna M. Georgiopoulos
Dr. Anna M. Georgiopoulos is Assistant in Research in the MGH Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD and Consulting Child Psychiatrist for the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine. She has participated in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory process as a Medical Officer in the FDA Medical Devices Fellowship Program.

Dr. Georgiopoulos graduated from Yale University summa cum laude with Distinction in Literature and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She completed medical school and an internship in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic. While at Harvard’s MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, she was Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Senior Resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical and Research Program. She remained at MGH/McLean for her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency training.

She has received many awards for her work. Dr. Georgiopoulos received the 2009 Pilot Research Award for Attention Disorders from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Supported by the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, and the 2002 Joyce and Richard Tedlow Award at Massachusetts General Hospital for excellence in integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and clinical research. In 1998, she received the Minnesota Psychiatric Society’s Gloria M. Segal Award for outstanding clinical, research, and community service activities in psychiatry. She has received the Maxine Nelson-Alpha Epsilon Iota Outstanding Medical Student Award from the Minnesota Medical Foundation for her clinical performance, community service, and leadership, as well as the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Merit at Mayo Medical School.

Her research on postpartum depression was honored with the 1998 Best Poster Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and a First Place Research Presentation award at the American Academy of Family Physicians 1998 Annual Scientific Assembly. She has served as a reviewer for multiple psychiatric journals in the areas of reproductive psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and psychopharmacology and has served as a member on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s multidisciplinary work group, the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Initiative.

Dr. Georgiopoulos is co-editor with Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum of the book Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, published in 2005. She has published scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of postpartum depression, cross-cultural psychiatry, psychopharmacology education, and psychiatric diagnostics. As part of the MGH Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, she has served as Co-Investigator on a variety of psychopharmacology treatment studies for pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD, and as Principal Investigator on studies of ADHD, depression and anxiety in patients with cystic fibrosis.

 

 

Daniel Geller

Daniel A. Geller, MD

 

Dr. Daniel Geller founded the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Program in 1992. The program provides clinical service and engages in research related to OCD, tic and related disorders and is a resource for teaching and trainee supervision in the MGH Psychiatry Department. Clinical service caters to children and adolescents needing diagnostic consultation, pharmacotherapy, or treatment recommendations and is provided in co-operation with CBT psychologists inside and outside of the MGH system. Patients can be followed long term into adulthood. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has one of the largest clinics of children and adolescents with OCD in the US, serving the entire northeastern region. The potential value of longitudinal study of this cohort is substantial.

 

Research activity in the program has focused on the causes, phenomenology, developmental expression, psychiatric correlates, familial patterns, genetics, treatment and outcome of OCD and related disorders that onset in youth. Dr. Geller has produced a coherent and comprehensive body of original research. Publications include many original papers, reviews, book chapters, and new research presentations and symposia at national and international scientific meetings. Funding sources for research derive from competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, industry and philanthropic support. Dr. Geller collaborates in research activity with colleagues at other leading universities and the National Institutes of Health for the study of genetics of psychiatric disorders and is a founding member of the International OCD Genetics Consortium, whose goal is identifying genes responsible for OCD and delineating mechanisms by which genetic vulnerabilities are translated into clinical symptoms.

Dr. Geller is the recipient of several honors and awards in medicine and developmental pediatrics, notably from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation and the Tourette’s Syndrome Association as well as a career development award from the NIMH. He is a member of the Society of Development Pediatrics and serves on a number of expert panels related to the specialty of OCD, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), The American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK and the Cochrane Library, a compilation of expert reviews of medical databases of evidence-based medicine. Dr. Geller is lead author of the current AACAP Practice Parameters for Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Children, which defines the current best clinical practice guidelines for the field.

Dr. Geller completed his training in Australia as a general and developmental pediatrician and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians-Paediatrics before coming to the United States in 1987 to pursue advanced training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He trained as resident and chief resident in general and child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Stanford Medical School and is a triple-boarded physician in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In 1992, he was recruited to McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals where the Pediatric OCD Program was established.

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Byron Garcia, MD
Dr. Garcia is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. He graduated from Western Psychiatrist Institute and Clinic (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). He has more than ten years experience as a psychiatrist in all levels of the continuum of care. His practice include teaching, clinical and administrative duties. His areas of interest are Eating Disorders, Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, First Onset Schizophrenia and cross-cultural psychiatry. Dr. Garcia is currently the Medical Director at Westwood Lodge Hospital and has his outpatient practice at the Primary Care Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

 

 

John A. Fromson, MD
Consultant
Law & Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Director of Postgraduate Medical Education
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

 

John A. Fromson is associate director of postgraduate medical education in the department of psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the physician editor of the New England Journal of Medicine’s online CareerCenter Resource Center, a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Expert Panel on Credentialing and was instrumental in developing its Guidelines for Competency-Based Hospital Credentialing.

Dr. Fromson’s primary clinical and research activities have centered on issues relating to physician and medical student health, professional development, and patient safety. He was the founding director, served as president, and is currently on the board of Physician Health Services, the primary program in Massachusetts that has become a national model in the prevention, identification, referral to treatment, and monitoring of physicians and medical students with substance use disorders, mental health issues, and physical illness. He is chair of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry’s Committee on Physician Health, past chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Physician Health, Illness and Impairment, and past president of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.

Dr. Fromson is also the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. Initiated in 1997 as one of the first coalitions of its kind in the country, it is a statewide collaborative effort to improve patient safety and minimize medical errors. He chaired its Restraint Consensus Group that developed the first statewide best practices for creating restraint-free environments in hospitals, long term care, and psychiatric facilities. He is a member of the board of the Massachusetts Peer Review Organization (Masspro) and also serves on the board of Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) that provides services to patients, families, and clinicians affected by medically induced trauma.

He is a trained facilitator of the Stanford Faculty Development Center’s End-of-Life Care Program and served on the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts End-of-Life Commission and on the board of the Massachusetts Compassionate Care Coalition.

For his work in the areas of patient safety and physician and medical student health, Dr. Fromson is the recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s 2008 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Advancement of the Profession. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry, child psychiatry, and has added qualifications in addiction psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fromson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and received the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award for the academic year 2007 and 2010.

 

 

Ronna Fried, Ph.D.

 

Ronna Fried

Dr. Ronna Fried
Ronna Fried, Ed.D. is Co- director of Neuropsychology an the director of Paradigm Development in the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Her expertise and extensive experience in the field of neuropsychology, coupled with her ongoing probing research in executive functioning, have helped to bring the program into the forefront of neuropsychological exploration. Dr. Fried developed paradigms for understanding the effects of ADHD on work and driving including developing a workplace laboratory and a driving simulation paradigm.

Previously, Dr. Fried served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, where she was the chair of the Professional Affairs Committee. She continues to be active in the field of neuropsychology, frequently presenting workshops to professionals and parent groups on the translating of neuropsychological deficits into academic and functional recommendations.

Dr. Fried was also the Director of Neurodevelopmental Services at the North Shore Children's Hospital, a Partners HealthCare facility on the north shore of Boston. In her work with that institution, she developed a clinic specializing in the psychosocial treatment of children with ADHD, Juvenile Bipolar Disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome, and supervised over 75 professionals. Dr. Fried consulted with the Marblehead Public Schools for a period of eight years, where she supervised school psychologists. She continues to provide workshops and consultation to the faculty and parents within that system.

In addition to these roles, Dr, Fried has a private practice, in which she conducts neuropsychological evaluations, school consultations, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Fried received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her doctoral degree from Northeastern University.

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Gregory Fricchione, MD
Director
MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director
MGH Division of International Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Publications by Dr. Fricchione

 

 

Dr. Fricchione has been at Harvard Medical School (HMS) since 1983 when he was appointed an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Medical Psychiatry Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Since July 2002 he has been Associate Chief of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine and of the Division of International Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Fricchione received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at New York University- Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital and did his residency in Psychiatry and was Chief Resident at New York University's Bellevue Hospital. He also was a fellow in Psychosomatic Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry from 1982 to 1983. He has taught in the medical schools at New York University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Auckland and at Emory University as well as at Harvard Medical School.

He is board certified in psychiatry and has added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Fricchione has been an active researcher and has published over seventy journal articles since 1983. He is a co-author of the MGH Handbook on General Hospital Psychiatry (2004) and Catatonia: From Psychopathology to Neurobiology (2004) and an upcoming book on the connection between depression and heart disease.

 

 

Kristen Fay, M.A.

 

Kristen Fay began her research collaboration with Dr. Anne Becker at the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program in 2004. In 2002, Kristen received her B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, and is currently a doctoral candidate (2010) in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Applied Child Development at Tufts University. In addition, she is a graduate research assistant on the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development (Tufts University). Kristen is primarily interested in individual and socio-cultural factors that moderate eating disorder risk, specifically among adolescents.

 

Selected publications:

 

Becker, A.E., & Fay, K. (2006). Socio-cultural issues and eating disorders (pp.35-63). In S. Wonderlich, M. de Zwaan, H. Steiger, & J. Mitchell (Eds.), Annual review of eating disorders: Part 2. Chicago, IL: Academy for Eating Disorders.

 

Becker, A.E., Fay, K., Gilman, S., & Striegel-Moore, R. (2006). Facets of acculturation and their diverse relations to body shape concern in Fiji. International Journal of Eating Disorder, 40, 42-50.

Phelps, E., Balsano, A., Fay, K., Peltz, J., Zimmerman, S., Lerner, R.M., & Lerner, J.V. (2007). Nuances in early adolescent development trajectories of positive and of problematic/risk behaviors: Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, 16(2), 473–496.

Zarrett, N., Fay, K., Caranno, J., Li, Y., Phelps, E., Lerner, R.M. (2009). More than child’s play: Variable- and pattern-centered approaches for examining effects of sports participation on youth development. Developmental Psychology, 45(2), 368-382.

 

Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D
Stephen Faraone, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience & Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director of Medical Genetics Research for the University. He is also Senior Scientific Advisor to the Research Program Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Faraone is principal investigator on several National Institute of Health funded grants studying the nature and causes of mental disorders in childhood. He has made substantial contributions to research in psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology and methodology.

An author on over 700 journal articles, editorials, chapters and books, he was the eighth highest producer of High Impact Papers in Psychiatry from 1990 to 1999 as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Science, 2000, Vol 288, pg 959). In 2005, ISI determined him to be the second highest cited author in the area of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (http://www.esi-topics.com/add/interviews/StephenFaraone.html) and in 2007 he was the third most highly cited researcher in psychiatry (http://in-cites.com/top/2005/first05-psy.html) for the preceding decade.

Dr. Faraone is Co-Editor for the journal Neuropsychiatric Genetics and for the Journal of ADHD and Related Disorders. He is also Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Assistant Editor for the Journal of Attention Disorders and Associate Editor for Behavioral and Brain Functions. He sits on the Editorial Boards for Biological Psychiatry, and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.

In 2002, Dr. Faraone was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in recognition of outstanding achievement in medicine and education research on attention disorders and in 2004 and 2008 he was elected to the Vice Presidency of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. In 2008, he received the SUNY Upstate President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research. In 2009 he was awarded Alumni Fellow status at the University of Iowa. In 2010 he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State University of New York.

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Amy Farabaugh, PhD.Amy Farabaugh, PhD

 

Amy Farabaugh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (HMS). She joined the DCRP full-time in 2001 after completing the DCRP fellowship, and in 2006, she was appointed the Director of Psychotherapy Research for the DCRP.

She has received the New Investigator award through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to attend the NCDEU 44th Annual Meeting and to participate in the New Investigator Program. She was invited to participate in The Fifth Annual Career Development Institute For Psychiatry, which incorporates a workshop on launching and maintaining a career in mental health research. She was funded in 2003 through a Kaplen Fellowship (HMS) to examine the prevalence rate of MDD in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the feasibility of the CBT approach in the treatment of depression in patients with PD.

In 2007, she was awarded a K-23 mentored award from NIMH to further investigate CBT for depression in PD. In 2008, she was awarded the NARSAD Young Investigator Award to study whether QEEG predicts response for psychotherapy compared to pharmacotherapy in depression. Her research initiatives have been productive, as she has presented at national conferences, such as APA and for the MGH Psychiatry Academy, and has authored and co-authored more than 18 original publications. She is the Co-Chair of MGH’s Psychiatry Grand Rounds Committee. She provides CBT for outpatients with anxiety and depressive disorders.

 

 

Ingrid Erhardt, MA

 

Ingrid Erhardt is a clinical psychologist (Dipl.-Psych., M.A. equivalent) and music therapist (B.A.). She graduated in psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich where she is currrently enrolled in a PhD program. In her research project for her doctoral thesis she investigates psychotherapy process of long-term psychonanalytic therapy and the role of patient personality and therapeutic alliance on process and outcome.

For one year, she was a Research Associate at the Psychotherapy Research Program at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital were she was trained to be a master rater in Enrico Jones‘ Psychotherapy Process Q-Set.

She holds a scholarship from the Koehler Foundation for her dissertation. Her research project is also supported by the Research Advisory Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) with a research grant. She is in psychoanalytic training as a candidate at the Akademie für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie in Munich.

She is currently also a Research Associate at the Dr. von Hauner‘s Children‘s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (University of Munich) with a special interest in parent-infant attachment research and developmental trauma. She is teaching as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Psychology and at the Medical School at the University of Munich.

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Judith Edersheim, JD, MD
Senior Consultant
Law & Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

 

Judith Edersheim is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Medical School and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert W. Sweet in the Federal District Court in Southern District of New York. Dr. Edersheim practiced trial and corporate law with the Boston law firm of Hill and Barlow and is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She did her adult psychiatry residency at the Cambridge Hospital and completed forensic fellowship training at the Law and Psychiatry Service of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Edersheim is licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Edersheim performs a broad range of psychiatric evaluations in criminal and civil forensic settings. She has previously lectured in many areas of forensic psychiatry, including subjects such as informed consent to medical treatment, psychiatric malpractice claims, liability and risk management in the prescription of psychotropic medications, the psychiatric evaluation of violent patients and the assessment of emotional damages. Dr. Edersheim is a principal lecturer in the fellowship training seminars and adult psychiatry residency forensic seminars at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a founder and co-director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, an academic joint venture between Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. She is member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry. She is also a member of several public sector mental health and non-profit boards of directors, including the Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee and the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University.

 

 

 

Lisa Du Breuil, LICSW
Lisa earned her MSW at Boston University and has 10+ years experience working with dual-diagnosis patients. She currently sees people for initial assessments, ongoing individual therapy and leads the psycho-educational groups for the Intensive Outpatient Program here. Prior to joining the West End Clinic, Lisa worked with adolescents with a wide variety of behavioral challenges and their families. While Lisa enjoys helping patients with all sorts of life challenges, she is particularly interested in treating people who are dealing with addictions as well as eating disorders/food concerns

 

 

 

Christina Dording, MDChristina Dording, MD

 

Christina Dording studied as an undergraduate at Drew University, and then went on to receive her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to the Psychiatry Department at Mass General, she worked as a medical-legal consultant for the Program in Law and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed a clinical fellowship in adult psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She is currently an instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychiatrist for the Depression Clinical and Research Program and Beverly Hospital. She is author and co-author of numerous original articles and abstracts, and has given several teaching presentations. Her research interests include female sexual dysfunction induced by SSRI-treatment and features of psychotic depression.

 

 

Sherrie DelinskySherrie Delinsky, PhD
Dr. Delinsky is the Klarman Family Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program and McLean Hospital. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, and received her training as a predoctoral psychology intern at McLean Hospital, and as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Delinsky’s primary emphasis is on improving treatment outcomes for anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

Dr. Delinsky has also served as a clinician and clinical assessor at the Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic, and as a clinician at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in New York, the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment, and at the Rutgers University Psychological Clinic. In addition, she has held appointments as an Instructor and teaching assistant in undergraduate psychology courses at Rutgers University, and as a workshop leader and trainer at various counseling centers, eating disorder programs, and professional conferences.

Dr. Delinsky is clinically interested in cognitive behavior therapy for anorexia and bulimia nervosa, with emphasis on flexible and novel methods to address body image disturbance, motivation to recover, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and the need for control.

Dr. Delinsky’s research interests include treatment development and treatment outcome in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. She is particularly interested in cognitive behavior therapy and its application to body image disturbance, as well as treatment mechanisms and predictors of change.

Dr. Delinsky is currently the principal investigator of clinical research studies examining residential treatment for adolescents and adults with anorexia and bulimia nervosa at McLean Hospital. Her research has examined the effectiveness of mirror exposure treatment on body image disturbance, “the Freshman 15” and development of disordered eating among college women, attitudes towards cosmetic surgery, and disordered eating and weight loss in a self-help group. She also served as Research Coordinator for the Longitudinal Study of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa at MGH.

 

 

 

Laurie Danca RD, LDN
Laurie is a clinical dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital working with the inpatient population. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from the University of Connecticut and completed her Dietetic Internship at Loyola University Chicago. She has recently completed a certificate from the Eating Disorder Institute at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and is completing a Masters in Health Promotion. Laurie is clinically interested in anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and obesity.

 

 

 

Elizabeth DaltonElizabeth Dalton, Research Coordinator

 

Elizabeth Dalton graduated from Amherst College in May 2009 with a BA in Psychology. As an undergraduate, Liz spent a summer at the Neumar Lab at the University of Pennsylvania researching animal models of memory and learning after conditions of cardiac arrest using the Morris Water Maze. She also spent a summer interning at the Cassel Hospital, a residential mental health facility, in London. At the Cassel, Liz worked with families affected by depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. During her senior year at Amherst, she wrote a thesis entitled “Gender Differences in Outgroup Homogeneity: A Meta-Analytic Investigation” under the guidance of Dr. Rob Foels. After her time at the DCRP, Liz plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

 

 

Cristina Cusin, MD,Cristina Cusin, MD
Cristina Cusin, MD, received her degree in medicine and specialization in psychiatry from Milan University. She went on to complete a post doctoral fellowship at Vita-Salute University of Milan and has received several awards, including a national young scientist prize from the Society Italiana di Psicopatologia for her research on the impact of clinical variables on illness time course in mood disorders. Dr. Cusin has been an assistant instructor for both Psychiatry and Genetics at the University Vita-Salute. Her main interests include the clinical features, pharmacologic treatments, and long-term follow-up of mood disorders. She is also interested in the genetics of major psychoses, family studies, and pharmacogenetics. Currently, she is a research fellow at the Depression Clinical and Research Program and is primarily involved in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Initiative for depression in primary care.

 

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Judith C. Craver, PhD.
Dr. Craver has been a member of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program since 1995. She received her B.A. from Williams College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her post-doctoral Fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Health Services. Dr. Craver is currently a Clinical Assistant in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH, as well as a Clinical Consultant at Harvard University Health Services. In addition to these positions, Dr. Craver maintains a Private Practice in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Craver’s interests in the area of eating disorders include group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy with young adults, and teaching mental health professionals to provide comprehensive and effective treatment.

 

 

 

Trina Chang, M.D., M.P.H.,Trina Chang, M.D., MPH,

 

Trina Chang, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She studied psychology as an undergraduate at Harvard College and received her M.D. and M.P.H. from Columbia University, where she was awarded a Josiah Macy scholarship. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, serving as chief resident in public and international mental health; she also was the recipient of an American Psychiatric Association/Bristol Myers-Squibb fellowship in public psychiatry. Dr. Chang’s research interests include minority mental health disparities, ways to improve the care of depression for underserved populations, and international mental health. Her research is funded by a Dupont Warren Fellowship, a Livingston Fellowship, and the American Psychiatric Association’s Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry (PMRTP).

 

 

Dr. Paolo CassanoPaolo Cassano, MD, PhD

 

Paolo Cassano received his Ph.D. in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and his M.D. from the University of Pisa in Italy. He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at St. Pierre Hospital in Brussels in the Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and then went on to completed a Clinical Fellowship at S.Chiara-Hospital at the University of Pisa. In 2001 Dr. Cassano started his research fellowship at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cassano has been awarded several honors including an NCDEU New Investigator Award in May 2003, as well as being the author of several articles on depression and treatment-resistant depression. He has been awarded a number of current research grants, and his primary research interests include the spectrum of anxiety disorders, specifically panic symptoms and social phobia in major depression.

 

 

Lauren CarterLauren Carter Ledbetter, LICSW

Lauren earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work and certification in Urban Leadership from Simmons College School of Social Work in 2006, and shortly thereafter joined the staff at the West End Clinic. Working in the mental health field since 2000, she has a clinical background in treating addictive disorders, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and mood and anxiety disturbances.

Lauren has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mind/Body Medicine. Through a cognitive behavioral framework, Lauren is committed to helping people change their lives and adopt healthier ways of living and thinking.

Lauren provides both individual and group psychotherapy and facilitates a DBT for substance abuse group as well as a skills group in the Evening Intensive Outpatient Program at West End Clinic. She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

 

Natalie Butler Natalie Butler, Patient Service Coordinator
Natalie has worked as an administrative assistant at the DCRP since February 2008. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2007, with a BA in English Literature and Art History.

 

 

George Bush
George Bush, MD, MMSc, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves as the Director of the MGH Cingulate Cortex Research Laboratory, the Assistant Director of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, and the Director of Neuroimaging Research of the Benson-Henry Mind-Body Institute at MGH.

His research combines functional neuroimaging and intracranial recordings to study how cingulate cortex contributes to normal cognitive, decision-making, reward, motor, and emotional processing. This knowledge is then applied to elucidating the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Specifically, he and his collaborators develop and use functional MRI (fMRI) paradigms to test the integrity of neural circuitry in humans with neuropsychiatric disorders, including ADHD, schizophrenia, depression, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s dementia. A particular focus of the Bush lab is using fMRI to study the neurobiological effects of medications used to treat ADHD.

 

 

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Charlotte BrillCharlotte Brill, Research Coordinator

 

Charlotte Brill graduated from Bates College in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, Charlotte served as a Teaching Assistant for the Introduction to Neuroscience course. During her semester abroad in Valparaiso, Chile, Charlotte conducted an independent study project on Chileans’ perceptions of alcohol’s cultural role and the cultural identity of Chileans with alcohol abuse disorders. For her honors thesis, Charlotte studied alcohol-related sexual assault between cross-sex platonic friends through the lens of alcohol myopia theory. After her time at the DCRP, Charlotte plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

 

 

Megan Moore Brennan, MD
Dr. Brennan joined the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program in 2009. She completed adult psychiatry training at MGH and McLean Hospital, a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at MGH, and currently is pursuing additional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy as a fellow with the Center for Psychoanalytic Therapy at MGH. She is board certified in psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., and maintains an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

 

Dr. Brennan’s interests, in addition to eating disorders, include the interface between medicine and psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, emergency psychiatry and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has co-authored chapters on treatment adherence and psychiatric aspects of burn trauma, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular disease. In addition to her outpatient work with patients suffering from eating disorders, she works part-time in the emergency department at MGH.

 

 

Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD

 

Psychiatrist
Law & Psychiatry Service and Consultation Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Director
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rebecca W. Brendel is a psychiatrist at the Law & Psychiatry Service and the Consultation Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is associate director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brendel is a graduate of Yale College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned distinction in the major. She is an honors graduate of both the University of Chicago Law School and Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2000, she was awarded the Janet Glasgow Award from the American Medical Women’s Association for graduating first in her medical school class. Dr. Brendel completed her medical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her adult psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. She completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2004, and served as the Edmond J. Safra Faculty Fellow in Ethics at Harvard University during the 2006-2007 academic year. Dr. Brendel is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with added qualifications in Psychosomatic Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry, and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

 

Dr. Brendel is an active teacher about legal and ethical topics in psychiatry, medicine, human rights, and law and has published on these topics. She evaluates clients involved in a wide array of criminal and civil proceedings, maintains a clinical practice, and specializes in evaluation of individuals with comorbid medical and psychiatric issues. Dr. Brendel is a member of a specialized interdisciplinary medical team at Massachusetts General Hospital that provides treatment to patients with complex psychosocial problems, including dementia, mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, decisional incapacity, lack of community support, and poverty. She is also responsible for oversight of the clinical assessment of patients’ decisional and functional capacity prior to initiation of guardianship proceedings for inpatients at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

Dr. Brendel’s experience in psychiatry and law also includes participation in a working group to amend the Illinois Mental Health Code, six years of service as Chair of the Human Rights Committee at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and collaboration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to develop an educational module on diminished capacity. Dr. Brendel’s participation in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court’s recent implementation of new guardianship law resulted in the Massachusetts Guardianship Association’s granting her its Annual Isaac Ray Award in 2009. Dr. Brendel serves on the Ethics Committee of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and chairs the Standards and Ethics Subcommittee of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. From 2007 to 2010, she served as an elected Councilor of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.

 

 

Jasen Boyle, LCSW
Jasen Boyle is a Social Worker and Recovery Coach for the ARMS program. Jasen graduated from Clark University with dual B.A. degrees in Psychology and Communication. Jasen worked for a Carnegie Research Grant for several years researching best practices in education and psychology with inner-city at-risk adolescents. In addition to his work with inner-city youth, Jasen was a collegiate-level fencing coach. Jasen graduated from Simmons College's School of Social Work, where his internships included year long tenures at an adolescent residential treatment program in Lexington, MA and at Somerville Mental Health Center's Mystic Counseling Center. Jasen has also worked at an adult residential program in Boston, Massachusetts serving severely mentally ill adults.

 

 

 

Markc BolducMarc Bolduc, MSW, LICSW

 

Marc G. Bolduc is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the mental health profession since 1994. He has experience treating individuals, couples, and families with psychological problems in various inpatient and outpatient settings. He is committed to guiding people who are concerned about becoming healthier, who have challenges with motivation, and who struggle with self-directed behavior change. His areas of interest include the treatment of addictive behaviors, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and related health and social problems.

He has an enduring enthusiasm to the mission of educating and developing practitioners in the application of effective treatment for addiction. He is a clinical field supervisor for Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and Simmons College School of Social Work. He has been on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, West End Clinic since 2004. He holds positions in Addiction Services and Inpatient Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service. He conducts individual, couples, and group therapy at the West End Clinic’s Outpatient Practice and provides addiction consultations on the MGH inpatient medical/surgical units.

His academic degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Work from Westfield State College, and Master of Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He is a member of the following professional associations: National Association of Social Workers, National Association for Addiction Professionals, & Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc

Joseph Biederman, MDJoseph Biederman, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University
Chief & Director of Neuroimaging,
Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Biederman is Chief of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Biederman is Board Certified in General and Child Psychiatry.

He has been the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Blanche Ittelson Award for Excellence in Child Psychiatric Research, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Charlotte Norbert Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement. He has been inducted into the CHADD “Hall of Fame”. Dr Biederman has also been selected every year since its inception into the “The Best Doctors in America” compilation of the best physicians in the country.

Dr. Biederman has been a mentor to more than 15 junior investigators in the field. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, a reviewer for most of the Psychiatric journals, and has served as a grant reviewer in the Child Psychopathology and Treatment Review Committee of the NIMH. Dr. Biederman is the author and co-author over 600 scientific articles, 650 scientific abstracts, and 70 book chapters.

In 2000, Dr. Biederman pioneered and established a Stanley Foundation Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to the treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. Dr. Biederman was the recipient of the 1998 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist award. He was also the recipient of the 2002 NARSAD Senior Investigator award. Since 2002 Dr. Biederman has been Associate Editor and from 2005-2006 Deputy Editor for Child Psychiatry in Biological Psychiatry, ranked as the third most impactful scientific journal in Psychiatry. In 2005 Dr. Biederman was appointed Chair of the section on ADHD at the World Psychiatric Association. He was also recently selected by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Awards committee as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research. In 2007, Dr. Biederman received the Excellence in Research Award from the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was also awarded the Mentorship Award from the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in September. In 2008, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry awarded him the William A. Schonfeld Award for outstanding achievement, excellence and dedication throughout his career in Psychiatry.

In October 2007, Dr. Biederman was ranked as the second highest producer of high-impact papers in psychiatry overall throughout the world with 229 papers cited a total of 6769 times over the past 10 years as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The same organization ranked Dr. Biederman at #1 in terms of total citations to his papers published on ADD/ADHD in the past decade. Dr. Biederman's work is supported by multiple federal and pharmaceutical industry grants. In 2009, Dr. Biederman received a Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the optimal care of children with psychiatric disorders and devotion to residency education, awarded by the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency.

 

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Kate BentleyKate Bentley, Research Coordinator

 

Kate Bentley graduated from Amherst College in May 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. As an undergraduate, she completed an honors thesis exploring the effects of gender-targeting persuasion on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Interactive Screening Project, a project aimed to prevent suicide in college student populations, under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Sanderson. After her junior year, Kate worked at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s headquarters in New York City in their research and development departments. During her semester abroad in Seville, Spain, she volunteered at an Alzheimer’s clinic where she worked directly with patients to improve cognition and processing. At the end of her two years at the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Kate plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

 

 

C. Andres BedoyaC. Andres Bedoya, PhD

 

Dr. C. Andres Bedoya is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service. He is also an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His interests are in conducting culturally competent clinical research with underserved populations dealing with psychological disorder and/or chronic illness.

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Anne BeckerAnne Becker, MD, PhD, ScM
Anne E. Becker, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M. received her medical training at Harvard Medical School and completed her psychiatric residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994. She also received a doctoral degree in anthropology from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Becker is the director of the MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has a clinical interest in bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, as well as in how ethnic and cultural issues impact on eating disorders.

Her research interests focus on the impact of social and cultural context on eating disorders. Dr. Becker is the recipient of an NIMH grant to study the impact of social transition on disordered eating and body image in young women. She is also the lead investigator of research on the impact of television on the body image of teenage girls in Fiji. Dr. Becker is the author of Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji. She continues to investigate the impact of modernization on body image and eating disorders in the South Pacific.

Dr. Becker is a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2007 International Conference on Eating Disorders. She also serves on the Teaching Day Committee for the AED. She has published numerous original scientific papers and reviews on eating disorders and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Dr. Becker is also associate professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School where she has been co-editor in chief of the journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry until 2007. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and Anthropology and Medicine. Dr. Becker is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) committee on cultural psychiatry and is active in training psychiatry residents in delivering culturally sensitive, informed, and competent care.

 

 

 

Jennifer Barmash, LICSW
Jennifer earned a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University in 1996 and joined the West End Clinic in 1998. She provides long and short-term outpatient individual therapy utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach. Jennifer strongly believes that change is possible. She works collaboratively with individuals to develop new ways of thinking and behaving that allow them to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Jennifer possesses clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning as well as motivational and brief interventions. She has been consistently committed to the program development and improvement of the West End Clinic. A major contribution was the development of the psycho-educational curriculum which eventually became a core component of the Intensive Outpatient Program. Jennifer also provides clinical supervision and training. In addition to treating substance use disorders, Jennifer's interests include treating individuals who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and co-dependency.

 

 

 

Laurie Ansorge Ball

 

Executive Director
MGH Department of Psychiatry

Laurie Ansorge Ball oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Psychiatry and has management oversight for the following department functions: budget and finance; human resources and payroll; project management; faculty credentialing; data management; practice operations; research administration; and space acquisition and allocation.

Laurie joined MGH Psychiatry in 2003, after a 20 year career in Massachusetts state government. There, she held a number of senior administrative and program management positions, including: Assistant Commissioner for Management and Finance for the Department of Mental Retardation; Budget Director for the Division of Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MassHealth); and Director of Behavioral Health Programs for MassHealth. She also served as chief financial officer for a non-profit agency providing mental health and social services.

Laurie received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

 

 

Brianna Bakow, Research Coordinator

 

Brianna BakowBrianna Bakow graduated from Bates College in May, 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in East Asian Studies. As an undergraduate, she completed an honors thesis involving seminal research of ukuthwasa, a culturally-specific disorder. While many of the behaviors associated with it are similar to schizophrenia, ukuthwasa is regarded by the Zulu community in South Africa as the calling to become a sangoma, or healer. Brianna developed an interest in this topic after completing an Independent Study Project during a semester abroad in Durban, South Africa that focused on the need for collaboration between local healers and the South African Western medical system to remediate the symptoms of ukuthwasa. She returned to South Africa during the summer before her senior year to conduct research for her thesis. At the end of her two years at the Depression Clinic and Research Program, Brianna hopes to pursue a career in medicine by first attending a post-baccalaureate program.

 

Christina Baker, PhD
Dr. Christina Baker is a clinical assistant in psychology at the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at MGH. She completed her undergraduate education at Brown University and received her master of science, master of philosophy, and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Yale University. Dr. Baker is clinically interested in eating and weight disorders, gastric bypass, feeding problems, and pregnancy and fertility. She is also pursuing research on the impact of interventions for eating disorders and obesity, both surgical and non-surgical, on appetite signals and non-hunger-related desire to eat; the intergenerational transmission of eating and weight-related beliefs and behaviors; the meaning of food/eating; and sleep and eating.

In addition to her work at MGH, Dr. Baker is also an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and provides presentations and workshops on eating disorders and obesity to professional conferences, post-doctoral training programs, schools, youth groups, and college and youth peer educators.

 

 

Robert Bailey

 

Rob Bailey graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. After working as a credit analyst in commercial banking for a year, Rob spent two years teaching English in Kyrgyzstan with the Peace Corps. Since 2007, Rob has been focusing specifically on a career in Clinical Psychology.

For the past year, Rob has been involved with the Psychotherapy Research Group in support of Dr. Helen Riess’s research studying the effectiveness of a training program designed to bring empathy and humanistic ideals to the field of medicine. In addition to his work at MGH, Rob is a residence counselor at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, where he provides direct patient care to adults with severe OCD spectrum disorders through group and individual counseling.

Rob plans to begin doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology in the fall of 2011 and will focus his graduate work on examining the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through process and outcome research.

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Vicki AmeralVicki Ameral, Program Coordinator

 

Vicki Ameral graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As an undergraduate, she worked in the NeuroCognition and Perception Lab under the direction of Dr. Lisa Sanders, completing a senior thesis on event-related potential indices of speech segmentation. She also worked as a staff assistant in the Psychological Services Center under the direction of Dr. Christopher Overtree. Having spent two years as a Research Coordinator, Vicki is now Program Coordinator for the Depression Clinical and Research Program. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology beginning in the Fall of 2012.

 

 

AlpertJonathan E. Alpert, MD

 

Clinical Director
MGH Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director
MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School,
Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

Publications by Dr. Alpert

Dr. Alpert is Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Depression and Clinical and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and serves as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School. He  is also a chairperson of the Partners Human Research Committee (IRB).

Dr. Alpert received his B.A. from Yale College, M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine, and Ph.D. in behavioral pharmacology from the University of Cambridge (U.K.) as a Marshall Scholar. He completed residency training in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hopsital Medical Center and in psychiatry at McLean Hospital.

Dr. Alpert has a special interest in pharmacological and other innovative approaches to treatment resistant major depressive disorder, clinical features of depressive subtypes biomarkers of response to antidepressants and placebo, psychiatric education, and ethical issues in the design and conduct of human studies. Dr. Alpert is an author or co-author of over 150 publications.

 

 

Jessica Agnew-Blais, M.A
Jessica Agnew-Blais is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program. Jessica’s research interests include the impact of culture and society on mental health, psychiatric nosology, and the role of exposure to violence in mental distress and disorder. Jessica completed her Master of Science in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at Harvard, and her BA in Human Biology at Stanford University.

 

 

 

Alysa DoyleAlysa E. Doyle, PhD

 

Dr. Doyle is Director of Neuropsychology in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She graduated with Honors in Psychology from Williams College and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Based on her doctoral thesis, Dr. Doyle received a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Doyle completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adult Clinical Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Doyle's research interests lie in the fields of developmental neuropsychology and psychiatric genetics, particularly as they pertain to disruptive behavior disorders in children. She has presented her work at national and international meetings and has co-authored over 20 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

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Dr. David AbramsonDavid Abramson, MD

 

David Abramson, M.D. is a staff psychiatrist at the Depression and Clinical Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He also works as an attending psychiatrist on the psychiatric inpatient unit at MGH. He studied psychology as undergraduate at Duke University and went on to earn his M.D. from New York University. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. His interests are in mood and anxiety disorders as well as ethical and philosophical issues in psychiatry.

Melissa Abraham, PhD
Dr. Abraham is a staff psychologist at the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed her training as an intern and post-doctoral fellow in adult clinical psychology at MGH and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Abraham’s clinical work is in the MGH Eating and Weight Disorders Program where she conducts individual psychotherapy and consultations. During her post-doctoral training, she focused on working with young adults. Her primary clinical interest is in psychodynamic psychotherapy and understanding the strengths and limitations of long-term therapy in women. She works with adults with bulimia, anorexia, binge-eating disorder, and emotional eating. Her clinical work is informed by and informs her research and teaching interests in clinical ethics.

Dr. Abraham’s interests in mental health research are strongly influenced by her study of public health. During her postdoctoral fellowship at MGH, Dr. Abraham created a funded position as an independent researcher with the MGH Institute for Health Policy (IHP), where she focused on qualitative research methods in program evaluation. Her current interests are in applied research ethics and quality improvement in human subjects research.

In addition to her work at MGH, Dr. Abraham serves as a chairperson and voting member of the Partners Human Research Committee (IRB). Dr. Abraham also has a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and is on the faculty of the MGH Institute for Health Policy. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, and an Advisory Board Member and Graduate Admissions Consultant for Kaplan, Inc.

 

dipierroMoneika DiPierro, Research Coordinator
Moneika DiPierro graduated from Bard College in May 2011 with a BA in Psychology. As an undergraduate, Moneika served as research assistant in Bard's social psychology lab, assessing the effects of environmental priming on identity activation and suppression. As a research assistant in the clinical psychology lab at Bard, Moneika developed and co-led a mindfulness-based stress reduction workshop for the campus. Moneika worked with a local child advocacy center to create a child abuse awareness program geared toward children during her sophomore year.

This past summer, she was a residential counselor at Wediko, a summer program for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges. For her senior thesis, Moneika examined the social and psychological factors involved in the interpretation of religious experiences. Moneika plans to combine her clinical and research-related interests in a clinical psychology PhD program after her time at the DCRP.

 

cassielloClair Cassiello, Research Coordinator
Clair graduated from Hamilton College in May 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology. As a senior, she completed a thesis examining the prevalence of executive functioning deficits, as well as risk factors that may make one more prone to experiencing such deficits, among students at the House of the Good Shepherd (a residential treatment facility for teenagers in Utica, NY), under the guidance of Professor Tara McKee. As a junior, she completed an internship at the House of the Good Shepherd, where she later completed her thesis. She also completed an internship during her senior year at Central New York Psychiatric Center, a maximum security psychiatric facility for prisoners.

At both internships she aided clinical psychologists in running group lessons and completing psychological/neuropsychological testing. At the end of her two years at the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Clair plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology.

 

inamoriAya Inamori, Research Coordinator
Aya Inamori graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics. As an undergraduate, she worked on psycholinguistic research examining the role of language in constructing agency, specifically comparing English, Japanese and Spanish. She also served as an intern at the Stanford Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program administering clinical assessments on children with or at high-risk for bipolar disorder.

She became a residential counselor at Wediko Children's Services the summer before her senior year. The experience mentoring and counseling adolescents with socioemotional problems solidified her decision to continue mental health work at the DCRP. After her two years at DCRP, Aya hopes to pursue graduate school in clinical psychology.

 

FehlingKiki Fehling, Research Coordinator
Kiki Fehling graduated from Yale University in May 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, she served as a research assistant in the Regulation of Emotion and Anxiety Disorders Lab and in the Intergroup Relations Lab. She also worked as a clinical intern at Fellowship Place, an organization in New Haven, CT that offers various social services to individuals with chronic mental illness.

Kiki received Yale's Solomon Research Fellowship the summer before her senior year and, under the guidance of Dr. Margaret Drickamer, dedicated her senior thesis to the qualitative study of LGBT Elder Sexual Health and Sexuality. At the end of her time at the DCRP, Kiki hopes to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology.

 

Dr. Maren Nyer

Maren Nyer, PhD
Dr. Maren Nyer is a clinical and research fellow at MGH and clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP). She is the Director of Professional Development for the Research Coordinators at the DCRP.

She received her BA from Cornell University and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Nyer is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Kaplen Fellowship and Livingston Award through the Harvard Medical School. She was given this award to adapt and evaluate Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for patients with depression and suicidal ideation. In addition to her work at the DCRP, she does clinical work and research on the Blake 11 Inpatient Unit at MGH and is a part of the MGH DBT Program. Additionally, she is the principal investigator of a pilot study examining the use of Bikram Yoga as an intervention for depression.

Research: Dr. Nyer’s research interests include innovative treatments for depression and psychiatric disturbance. She is currently focused on adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for patients with suicidal ideation and depression and evaluating Bikram Yoga as an intervention for mood disturbance.

 

 

Dr. Martin DesseillesMartin Desseilles, MD, MSc, PhD
Dr. Martin Desseilles is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist and lecturer at the University of Liège, Belgium. He did a master in psychotherapy at the Université catholique de Louvain and an International Master in Affective Neuroscience (Joint organization of Universities of Maastricht, Florence, Bristol and Tel-Aviv).

In addition to his clinical practice, Martin Desseilles completed a PhD in human functional brain imaging of mood disorders at the University of Liège. After two years of clinical practice and post-doctoral clinical research in psychiatric neuroscience at the University of Geneva, he works now in the Department of psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is appointed at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Desseilles has authored or co-authored numerous original articles published or in press in referenced medical journals with international circulation. He has also edited 1 book, and published several chapters. Dr. Desseilles has received several national and international research awards.

The focus of Dr Desseilles research includes the study of cognitive and emotional interaction through various techniques (behavioral, pharmacological, electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies), various stages (wakefulness, sleep and meditation) and in various populations (healthy subjects, subjects with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders).

 

 

Dr. David Soskin

David Soskin, MD
David Soskin is a Staff Psychiatrist at the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) of Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, and studied 19th century Russian literature, as a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. Prior to obtaining his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he developed a pilot program of literature therapy for substance abusers in recovery. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Dr. Soskin's research interests include novel pharmacological approaches to depression, dopamine and the reward system, inflammation and depression, combined cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments, slow wave sleep and depression, medical education, and the history of psychopharmacology. He has been funded through a Kaplen and Livingston Fellowship to study the pharmacological enhancement of well-being therapy. In 2011 he received the Joyce and Richard Tedlow Award at MGH for excellence in integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and clinical research.

 

Emily DunnEmily J. Dunn
Emily J. Dunn graduated from Simmons College in May 2011 with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Art. She has been working with the Empathy and Relational Science Program since January 2010. Her long term goal is to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

 

Maurizio Fava
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director
MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program
Executive Director
Clinical Trials Network and Institute

Publications by Dr. Fava

Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed a residency training in endocrinology at the same university. After completing a residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he has been Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program since 1990 at the same hospital. Under Dr. Fava's direction, the Depression Clinical and Research Program has become one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, conducting research projects in a variety of areas, including pharmacotherapy of resistant depression, neuroimaging, genetics, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, novel pharmacotherapies, alternative medicine, and psychotherapy.

Dr. Fava has authored or co-authored more than 400 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation. He has also edited six books, and published more than 50 chapters and 500 abstracts. Dr Fava is also a well-known national and international speaker, having given more than 200 presentations at national and international meetings during his career in psychiatry. He is currently Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Executive Director of the Clinical Trials Network and Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fava is Editor-in-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital's
Mind, Mood & Memory
newsletter. Please click on the link for more information and a free trial issue.

 

Marasha de Jong

Marasha de Jong, M.D.
Dr. Marasha de Jong received her M.D. from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, in 2006 and attended most of her residency program in Psychiatry at Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. In 2011 she joined the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research fellow and she is currently completing the final year of her residency program.

Her research work mainly focuses on complimentary and alternative approaches of depression treatment and on treatment modalities of depression for the medically ill. For her PhD trajectory she is involved in the design and conduct of a study on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of depression in patients with neuropathic pain.


















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Albert Yeung

 

Albert S. Yeung, MD, MPH, is the Director of Primary Care Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Areas of Interest: Cross-cultural psychiatry, health services research in primary care, and complementary medicine.

Dr. Albert Yeung obtained his medical degree from National Taiwan University. He also obtained a Doctor of Science degree with a major in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has worked as a staff psychiatrist at MGH since completion of his residency training.

Dr. Yeung's major research interests include integrating primary care and mental health services to improve treatment of depression, mental health issues of under-served populations, and the use of complementary and alternative methods in treating mood and anxiety disorders. He received a research training award from the Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association Office of Research. In 2003, he was awarded a "Partners in Excellence Award" from Partners Health Care, Inc. for his contributions to a project on improving treatment for depressed patients in primary care. He is the recipient of a Career Development Award (2003-2008) and a RO1 Research Award, both from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has authored or co-authored over 50 original articles and book chapters, and a book on self-management of depression.

Dr. Yeung is currently the Director of Primary Care Research at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at MGH, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also a staff psychiatrist at the Behavioral Health Department of South Cove Community Health Center in Boston, which serves the Asian immigrant community.

 

Dr, Nhi-Ha TrinhNhi-Ha T. Trinh, MD, MPH, is a staff research psychiatrist at the MGH Depression Clinical Research Program. Her work involves disparities in depression care for minorities, issues of cultural competency in mental health, social determinants of mental health, and geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Trinh earned her MD at the University of California, San Francisco, and her MPH at the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in Epidemiology.

 

 

 

Dr, Estee SharonEstee Sharon, PsyD, MS, a licensed clinical psychologist and a supervisor at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sharon earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston, MA. She later earned Master in Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree from MSPP.

Dr. Sharon provides short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals and couples with an array of emotional disorders, addictions and relational\marital conflicts using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and system approaches . At Harvard Medical School,

Dr. Sharon teaches third year medical students a Patient Doctor III class and she is an examiner in the Observational Structured Clinical Exam for second and fourth year students. She also provides seminars in Cultural Sensitivity among Diverse Patients in the US to international students visiting through Harvard Medical International.

Dr. Sharon is an active member of the Cultural Competent Care Education Committee at Harvard Medical School and of the Diversity Committee at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to her full time dedication to teaching and patients care, Dr. Sharon served as the Associate Director of the Addiction Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

Lidia SchapiraLidia Schapira M.D.
Lidia Schapira, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a staff oncologist in the Gillette Center for Breast Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She conducts research on psychosocial issues in cancer care and is keenly interested in improving communication between cancer patients and their physicians through educational interventions.

Dr. Schapira led the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) task force on Physician-Patient communication and chaired workshops attended by American and international oncologists designed to improve their communication skills. She developed print and film teaching materials and is a speaker at national and international conferences on physician- patient communication in oncology. Her work addresses the importance of collaborative decision-making at many different and crucial points of the patient’s illness continuum.

Dr. Schapira’s clinical work focuses on the care of women with breast cancer. She participates in research at the MGH and the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. She currently collaborates on a longitudinal cohort study of young women with breast cancer.

Selected References

Schapira L. An existential oncologist. J Clin Oncol. 2002;20(9):2407-8.

Schapira L.
Communication skills training in clinical oncology: the ASCO position reviewed and an optimistic personal perspective. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003;46(1):25-31.

Schapira L. Shared uncertainty. J Support Oncol. 2004;2(1):14, 18

Hoffman M, Ferri J,Sison C, Roter D, Schapira L, Baile W. Teaching communication skills: an AACE survey of oncology training programs. . J Cancer Educ. 2004 Winter;19(4):220-4. . 2004;19(4):220-4

 

 

Sheila O'Keefe, EDD, received her doctorate in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. She completed her internship and two post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. O'Keefe is the Director of Internship and Psychology Training at MGH and is responsible for coordinating training efforts across the five training tracks. Her research and clinical interests broadly include ethics, spirituality, and end-of-life issues. Dr. O'Keefe is a past Chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology.

 

 

 

HailsKate Hails
Kate Hails graduated from Hamilton College in May 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Hispanic Studies. During her semester abroad in Valparaiso, Chile, she completed an independent project evaluating the lingering symptoms of post-traumatic stress in survivors of the military dictatorship. As an undergraduate at Hamilton, Kate worked as a research assistant on a study using an eye-tracking device to measure inhibitory deficits in college students with ADHD. She continued her work on the study for her senior thesis, entitled "Reading with Distraction: An Eye Movement Analysis of ADHD Symptomatology in College Students." Kate plans to continue to pursue her research and clinical interests in a clinical psychology PhD program after her time at the DCRP.

 

 

 

McQuadeJulia D. McQuade
Julia D. McQuade is a Clinical Fellow in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She completed her undergraduate education at Bates College and completed a postundergraduate research assistantship at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Department. She is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont (UVM) where she has received broad training in cognitive behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders.

In addition, she has received specialized training in the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and served as the coordinator of the ADHD Specialty Service at the UVM Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center. Her research interests focus on understanding the cognitive risk and protective factors of emotional and social adjustment for individuals with ADHD and related behavioral impairments.