About Mai Uchida, MD

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Dr. Mai Uchida is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Pediatric Depression in the Child Psychiatry Division and the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at MGH. Dr. Uchida is a dedicated clinician to both children and adults, and a committed researcher.

Her research career has focused on the characteristics, longitudinal course and treatment of unipolar depression and bipolar pediatric mood disorders. In collaboration with Dr. John Gabrieli at MIT and Dr. Joseph Biederman at MGH, she has published on the functional and structural MRI based biomarkers of the risk for development of major depression, and received the First Prize Department of Psychiatry Award of MGH as well as the Dupont Warren Fellowship, Livingston Award, Pilot and Feasibility Award form MassGeneral for Children, and Milton Award from Harvard Medical School for her works on this topic.

Another area of Dr. Uchida's expertise is in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She is a K23 Awardee from the NIMH with a project searching for clinical and neural biomarkers for the risk of ADHD in preschoolers. She is also the recipient of the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to investigate the utilization of health technology in improving management of ADHD, and The Best Paper Award from the Journal of Attention Disorder for her work in presenting the longitudinal investigations of ADHD across the life span. She has also been named Louis V Gertsner Scholor for her work in neural networks that affect emotional regulation in adults with ADHD.

In addition, Dr. Uchida is a committed advocate for mental health. She has articulated her thoughts in a number of international publications, including the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, ABC.com and Asahi Shimbun, on topics ranging from suicide prevention and informed consent in pediatrics to her experience of being a Japanese female physician in America. She has garnered praise for her work in sharing her experience as a parent in discussing about difficult issues such as racism, gender inequality and emotional regulation, as well as her interviews of real people with real emotional struggles.

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Mass General Psychiatry: Alan & Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders
55 Fruit St.
Warren Building
Suite 625
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-7899

Medical Education

  • MD, Hokkaido University
  • MD, Hokkaido University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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