About the Department of Psychiatry
For 80 years the Department of Psychiatry has provided the highest quality care to adults, children and adolescents, along with pioneering research and education.
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Laurie Ansorge Ball oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Psychiatry and has management oversight for the following department functions:
- Budget & finance
- Human resources and payroll
- Project management
- Data management
- Practice operations & faculty credentialing
- Research administration
- Space acquisition & allocation
Laurie joined the Department of 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 Developmental Services, 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.
Among the Best for Psychiatric Care
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General psychiatry among the top in the nation.
Over 60 specialty psychiatry clinical and research programs
We provide care for patients of any age throughout the lifespan.
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