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Abigail (Abby) W. Batchelder, PhD, MPH


Accepting New Patients




Medical Education
  • PhD, Yeshiva University
  • Fellowship, 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 - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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. Batchelder is a clinical health psychologist with a background in public health. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing psychological barriers to HIV treatment and prevention, including stigma and shame, among underserved people living with substance use and other stigmatized identities (e.g., being a sexual minority). Her work is currently focused on developing and refining technology-enhanced interventions for people living with intersecting stigmatized identities including being a sexual minority and living with HIV and substance use disorders. Dr. Batchelder’s clinical interests include improving health-related self-care, affective disorders, trauma and substance use. At MGH, Dr. Batchelder is a member of the intern selection committee and provides clinical and research supervision to Behavioral Medicine trainees.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Behavioral Medicine Service
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927
Phone: 617-724-7792

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