Depression:

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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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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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Darin Dougherty, M.D.

Director of Medical Education, MGH Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

MGH, Division of Neurotherapeutics

surgical and/or device-related treatments for psychiatric illness, including electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, ablative Iimbic system surgery and deep brain stimulation

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Maurizio Fava, MD

Senior Mentor

Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH
Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, MGH
Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network and Institute, MGH

Depression Clinical & Research Program

Neuropsychopharmacology

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Brent Forester, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Director, Geriatric Mood Disorders Research Program, McLean Hospital
Site Director, HMS Psychiatry Core Clerkship, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Behavioral Health in Population Health Management, Partners Healthcare

Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program

predictors and moderators of treatment response in older adults with bipolar disorder and depression using brain imaging and neuropsychological evaluation

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Marlene Freeman, MD

Director of Clinical Services, MGH Center for Women's Health
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, MGH

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

clinical research, clinical trials, perinatal psychiatry, mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period, menopause, complementary and alternative treatments for depression in women

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Jill Hooley, PhD

Head, Experimental Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology Program, Harvard
Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

The Clinical Research Laboratory

psychosocial predictors of psychiatric relapse, processing of emotionally challenging stimuli in depression and BPD

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James Hudson, MD, ScD, SM

Director, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Biological Psychiatry Laboratory

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical Research Center

genetic epidemiology of eating disorders, mood disorders, fibromyalgia, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. Pharmacologic treatment studies for psychiatric disorders and pain syndromes.

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Jeffrey Huffman, MD

Director, Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program, MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Service, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program

depression treatment in cardiac patients

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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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Nikos Makris, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Computational Imaging Anatomy; MGH; Director, Morphometric Analysis Center, MGH; Co-Director, Center for Neural Systems investigations, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, HMS

Center for Morphometric Analysis

morphometric analysis of psychiatric and neurologic conditions, white matter fiber pathways in humans and primates

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John Matthews, MD, MSc

Medical Director, Bulfinch Program, MGH
Director, Inpatient Research and Training, MGH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Depression Clinical & Research Program

cognitive deficits in patients with depression, treatments for bipolar disorder, treatments for psychotic depression

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David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Depression Clinical & Research Program

clinical trials for depression, including medications and psychotherapy; complementary and alternative medicines

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George Papakostas, MD

Director, Treatment-Resistant Depression Studies, Depression & Clinical Research Program, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Depression Clinical & Research Program

treatment-resistant depression

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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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Harrison W. Pope, MD

Pyschiatrist & Director, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean; Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Biological Psychiatry Laboratory

eating disorders, mood disorders, anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse, and psychopharmacological treatment effectiveness.

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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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Marisa M. Silveri, PhD

Director, Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neurodevelopment Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health

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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.

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Gary Strangman, PhD

Director, Neural Systems Group, MGH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neural Systems Group

novel clinical applications of neuroimaging to depression, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and remote environments including spaceflight; near-infrared spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging

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Frank I. Tarazi, MBBS, PhD, MBA

Director, Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory

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John Weisz, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Weisz Lab Publications

child and adolescent psychopathology, child and adolescent depression