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Conall Michael O'Cleirigh, PhD


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Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, University of Miami
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Conall O'Cleirigh is a licensed staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical specialties include the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat depression and other mood disorders and in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and the full spectrum of anxiety disorders. His clinical work also focuses on assisting patients with the management of acute and chronic medical illnesses. he has considerable clinical experience working with sexual minorities, Dr. O'Cleirigh is Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and  is also a Research Scientist at the Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health, Boston.

Dr. O'Cleirigh undertook his undergraduate work in Psychology and Philosophy at University College Dublin at the National University of Ireland. He went on to complete masters degrees in Behavior Analysis at Southern Illinois University and in Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami, where he obtained his doctorate in Health Clinical Psychology in 2004 with a specialty in psychoneuroimmunology. He completed his per-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. O'Cleirigh's research interests are in developing and adapting cognitive-behavioral intervention technologies for application with medical populations, particularly among people living with HIV. As part of this research emphasis he is involved in developing primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions with particular application among gay and bisexual men. Dr. O'Cleirigh is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to develop and test the efficacy of a novel cognitive behavioral therapy to address sexual risk and trauma symptom severity among gay/bisexual men with histories of childhood sexual abuse. He is also funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and test an integrated smoking cessation program among people living with HIV.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

O'Cleirigh C, et al.,  Anxiety Specific Pathways to HIV Sexual Transmission Risk Behavior among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. J Gay Lesbian Ment Health. 2013 Jan 1;17(3):314-326.

O'Cleirigh C, et al.,  Moderate levels of depression predict sexual transmission risk in HIV-infected MSM: a longitudinal analysis of data from six sites involved in a "prevention for positives" study. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jun;17(5):1764-9.


Psychology Assessment Center
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927
Phone 1: 617-643-0385
Phone 2: 617-724-5600

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