About Molly Colvin, PhD

Dr. Molly Colvin is Director of MGH’s Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Colvin graduated from Wellesley College, completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College, and completed a clinical psychology program at Suffolk University. Her clinical training included a psychology internship at MGH and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology with subspecialty certification in pediatric neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Colvin performs neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults, specializing in pediatric-onset disorders involving medical, psychiatric, and learning concerns. She has a particular interest in pediatric-onset movement and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Colvin's research broadly aims to understand the development of neuropsychiatric conditions and to promote healthy functioning in affected children and families. She is also actively involved in the teaching and practice of neuropsychology at the local and national level.

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Mass General Psychiatry: Learning & Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
151 Merrimac St.
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-6010

Medical Education

  • PhD, Dartmouth College
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

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    • Colvin, M.K., Handy, T.C. & Gazzaniga, M.S. Hemispheric asymmetries in the parietal lobes. In A.M. Siegel, R.A. Andersen, H-J. Freund, & D.D. Spencer (Eds.) Adv Neurol., 2003; 93: 321-334.
    • Colvin MK, Gazzaniga MS. Split-brain cases. In: Velmans M, Schneider S (Eds) The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Malden MA: Blackwell, 2007: 181-192.
    • Putnam MC, Wig GS, Grafton ST, Kelley WM, & Gazzaniga, MS. Structural organization of the corpus callosum predicts the extent and impact of cortical activity in the nondominant hemisphere. J Neurosci, 2008, 28 (11): 2912-2918.
    • Colvin MK, Stern TA. Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Virtual Rounds in Neurology). Online CME activity affiliated with the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2015.
    • Birnkrant DJ, Bushby K, Bann, CM, Apkon SD, Blackwell A, Colvin MK, Cripe L, Herron AR, Kennedy A, Kinnett K, Naprawa J, Noritz G, Poysky J, Street N, Trout C, Ward LM. Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 3: Updated care considerations on primary care and emergency medicine, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan. Lancet Neurology, 2018; 17 (5): 445-455.
    • Colvin MK, Poysky J, Kinnett K, Damiani M, Gibbons M, Hoskin J, Moreland S, Trout CJ, Weidner N. Psychosocial care in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics, 2018 Oct; 142 (Suppl 2): S99-S109.

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