Multicultural Assessment and Research Center
100 1st Avenue, Building 39, Suite 101
Charlestown, MA 02129
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Medical specialists or primary care physicians affiliated with Mass General Brigham can make referrals for a neuropsychology evaluation. We do not accept self-referrals.
Please note, if you are a health care professional making a referral and are not affiliated with Mass General Brigham, please explicitly state that the patient needs to be evaluated by MARC in your EPIC referral.
Patients not registered at Mass General must call 866-211-6588 to complete registration and obtain a medical record number prior to scheduling any appointment.
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About This Program
The Multicultural Assessment and Research Center (MARC) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to best practices in multicultural neuropsychology. Our bilingual staff focuses on providing culturally and linguistically proficient neuropsychological services to diverse adult patients with a variety of disorders that impact cognitive functioning. Additionally, our bilingual MARC leadership and clinical staff provides enriched training opportunities (pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training) for clinical psychology students who are interested in multicultural neuropsychology.
MARC provides culturally and linguistically proficient neuropsychological evaluations and interventions to adults and older adults presenting with a variety of disorders that impact cognitive functioning, including but not limited to neurological/medical disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, psychiatric disorders and learning disorders/developmental disabilities, among other presenting concerns.
We focus on providing neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our staff are bicultural/bilingual (English/Spanish) clinical neuropsychologists with extensive training in multicultural neuropsychology.
Neuropsychological evaluations can be completed in both Spanish and/or English.
The neuropsychological evaluation consists of:
- Clinical interview with the patient and/or patient’s family member
- Administration of a battery of tests designed to evaluate different aspects of cognitive functioning (e.g., attention, memory, visuospatial abilities, executive functioning). Tasks require the patient to give verbal or non-verbal responses
- Feedback session with the patient and/or patient’s family member to discuss results and recommendations based on the evaluation
We also offer cognitive skills training (e.g., attention/executive functioning, memory) to our Spanish-speaking patients, either in an individual or group format. Please note that patients should have had a neuropsychological evaluation at least six months prior.
Clinicians at MARC also conduct neuropsychological and neuroimaging research. Their ongoing projects focus on examining risk and protective factors for age-related memory decline and neurodegeneration. For more information about our research, please visit Mass General’s Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.
Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD
Director, Multicultural Assessment and Research Center
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Paula A. Aduen, PhD
Assistant Director, Multicultural Assessment and Research Center
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Clara Vila-Castelar, PhD
Edmarie Guzman-Velez, PhD
Diana Munera, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Jairo Martinez, Clinical Research Coordinator II
Alex Badillo Cabrera, Clinical Research Coordinator I
Pioneering Psychiatry Research
The integration of patient care and clinical research has been a hallmark of the Department of Psychiatry for more than 30 years. Today, the department has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, with studies at the forefront of neuroscience, molecular biology and genetics.