About Alysa Doyle, PhD

Dr. Doyle is a licensed child and adult clinical psychologist with training in developmental psychopathology, pediatric neuropsychology and psychiatric genetics. Her research leverages genetics, cognition and psychopathology to understand the emergence of neuropsychiatric illness across the lifespan as well as moderators of outcome.  The goal of this work is to identify opportunities for improved evidence-based assessment, risk stratification and early intervention in help seeking children and adolescents. Dr. Doyle holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. She serves as Director of Research at the MGH Learning and Emotional Assessment Program where she also provides clinical supervision to pre- and post-doctoral psychology fellows and research mentorship to junior faculty. She chairs the ADHD Cognition Genomics Subcommittee of the ADHD Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and is actively involved in in grant reviews through NIH special sections and the Mass General Executive Committee on Research. She serves on the editorial board the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. She also conducts neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents and young adults in her private practice. 


Dr. Doyle earned her BA in English and Psychology from Williams College and received her PhD in Child and Adult Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota.   She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Mass General Department of Psychiatry, where she was Director of Neuropsychology in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit for over 10 years.


Dr. Doyle has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her work has garnered several awards, including election to Sigma Xi at Williams College, a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association, a 50th Anniversary Scholars Award from HMS and a hospital-wide Clinical Research Day Team Award from Mass General. Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Harvard Medical School, and the David Judah Foundation.

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Mass General Center for Genomic Medicine
185 Cambridge St.
Simches Research Center
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-3091

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  • PhD, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic

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