About Jordan Smoller, MD

Dr. Jordan Smoller is a psychiatrist, epidemiologist and geneticist whose research focus has been understanding the genetic and environmental determinants of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and using big data to advance precision mental health including improved methods to reduce risk and enhance resilience. 

Dr. Smoller is the Massachusetts General Hospital Trustees Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. He is Associate Chief for Research in the Mass General Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Precision Psychiatry, and Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit in the Mass General Center for Genomic Medicine. Dr. Smoller is a Tepper Family MGH Research Scholar and also serves as Director of the Omics Unit of the Mass General Division of Clinical Research and Co-Director of the Mass General Brigham Biobank at Mass General. He is also Director of the Mass General Brigham (T32) Training Program in Precision and Genomic Medicine, an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, co-Chair of the Cross-Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, and President of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. Dr. Smoller is also co-Chair of the MGH Suicide Think Tank, co-Chair of the Mass General Brigham Systems Behavioral and Mental Health Suicide Prevention Task Force, and a member of the Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

He has played a leading role in national and international efforts to advance precision medicine. He is a Principal Investigator (PI) in the eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics) network, founding PI of the PsycheMERGE Consortium and lead PI of the New England Precision Medicine Consortium as part of the NIH All of Us Research Program and co-Chair of the All of Us Science Committee. Dr. Smoller is an author of more than 400 scientific publications and is also the author of The Other Side of Normal (HarperCollins/William Morrow, 2012).

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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-0835
Fax: 617-643-3080

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, McLean Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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