Anxiety:

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J. Alexander Bodkin, MD

Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Program, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Program

Clinical trials in depression, anxiety, and insomnia; measurement of mood and cognition

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Vadim Bolshakov, PhD

Director, Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory

Dr. Bodkin’s group focuses on improving the treatment of depressive illness and generalized anxiety disorder, with studies of partially treated depression with residual symptoms, treatment resistant depression, and new medications for major depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

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Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc

Associate Director, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Medical Director, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

OCD Institute

The investigation of novel biological targets for the development of improved pharmacologic therapies for mood and anxiety disorders.

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Bill Carlezon, MA, PhD

Career Mentor

Chief, Division of Basic Neuroscience, McLean Hospital
Director, Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Behavioral Genetics Laboratory

Molecular basis of depressive disorders, as well as the co-morbidity of depression and other disorders including anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse

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Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD

Assistant Psychologist, Division of Women's Mental Health, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health

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Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc

Director, Women's Hormone and Aging Research Program, HMS
Director of Research Development, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Division of Women's Mental Health, BWH; Director, Psycho-Oncology Research, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, BWH

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health Across the Lifecylce

menopause-associated insomnia and depression

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Richard McNally, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Director of Clinical Training, Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program, Harvard University

McNally Lab

information processing abnormalities in anxiety disorders, computerized and handheld treatments

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David Pauls, PhD

Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), MGH
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit

genetics of child neuropsychiatric disorders, inheritance of the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (GTS), OCD, autism

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Roger Pitman, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, MGH

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychophysiology Laboratory

post-traumatic stress disorder, mechanisms of the fear response in anxiety disorders

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Diego Pizzagalli, PhD

Director, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, McLean Hospital
Director, McLean Imaging Center
Director, Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging approaches to investigate cognitive and affective dysfunction in depression and anxiety disorders; improve our understanding the pathophysiology of these disorders; and develop biomarkers of treatment response.

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Scott L. Rauch, MD

President, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, and Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chair of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health, Partners Healthcare

brain basis of psychiatric disorders, as well as normal cognitive and affective functions. Translation of findings into improved care for individuals with neuropsychiatric disease.

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Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

Primary Mentor, Senior Mentor

Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital
Chief, Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital
Director, Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory

Translational research bridging molecular neurobiology in animal models with human genetic research on fear and anxiety disorders

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Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD

Chief of Psychiatry, MGH
President & Executive Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute (MADI), MGH
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute (MADI)

treatment resistant depression, anxiety disorders, genetic and temperamental links to anxiety and mood disorders

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Isabelle M. Rosso, PhD

Director, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

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Lisa Shin, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychology; Tufts University; Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Neuroimaging Lab

brain function and cognitive processing in patients with anxiety disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder

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Jordan Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.

Broad/MGH, Dept. of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Chief for Research, Department of Psychiatry, MGH; Director, Psychiatric Genetics, MGH; Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), MGH; Co-Director, Genetics and Genomics Unit Clinical Research Program, MGH; Associate Member, Broad Institute; Senior Scientist, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad/MIT

Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit

psychiatric and genetic epidemiology, clinical psychiatric research, statistical genetics, linage and association studies, imaging genetics, and pharmacogenetics. Design and conduct of psychiatric genetic studies, including studies of behavioral and neuroimaging intermediate phenotypes.