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Susan L. Andersen, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology

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Randy P. Auerbach, PhD, ABPP

Director, Clinical Research, Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory

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Justin Baker MD, PhD

Scientific Director, Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Research Concentration Program of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Harvard Brain Science Initiative profile

Cerebral cortical organization in humans and non-human primates, computational psychiatry, behavioral and physiological markers of mental states, novel neuroimaging approaches to neurological and psychiatric illness, evolutionary psychobiology, motor control, memory, and attention

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Ross J. Baldessarini, DSc, MD

Director, International Consortium for Bipolar & Psychotic Disorders Research, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dopaminergic systems and their relevance to antipsychotic and antimanic pharmacotherapies

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Darrick T. Balu, PhD

Director, Translational Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Translational Psychiatry Laboratory

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Jack Bergman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry, HMS

Behavioral Pharmacology Program

Mechanisms of substance abuse, abuse-related effects of stimulants, abuse liability of novel anxiolytics

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Sabina Berretta, MD

Career Mentor, Scientific Mentor

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory; Scientific Director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center

Pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; brain extracellular matrix abnormalities in psychiatry illness

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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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David Borsook, MD, PhD

Professor of Anaesthesia, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, BCH

Functional imaging techniques of chronic pain and analgesic biomarkers; evaluation of the effects of brain neuromodulators on chronic pain

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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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Alisa B. Busch, MD, MS

McLean Hospital Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Clinical Performance Measurement & Health Services Research

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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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Elena Chartoff, PhD

Director, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Chartoff Lab: Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory

Molecular and behavioral techniques and focuses on the study of drug dependence

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Bruce Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Psychiatrist and Director of the Program for Neuropsychiatric Research

Shervert H. Frazier Research Institute

Molecular, cellular, animal models of mood and psychotic disorders

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Joseph Coyle, MD

Career Mentor

Director, Laboratory for Psychiatric and Molecular Neuroscience, McLean Hospital
Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory for Psychiatric and Molecular Neuroscience

translational research on the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric disorders with a particular emphasis on the role of glutamatergic neurotransmission

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Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP

Director of Child Psychiatry Research; Director, PediMIND Program; Hall-Mercer Endowed Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

PediMIND

imaging, bipolar disorder, child/adolescent, suicide/self-harm

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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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Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH

Chief Academic Officer, McLean Hospital
Chief, Division of Women’s Mental Health, McLean Hospital
Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical and Health Services Research Program, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program

Development of new treatments for patients with substance use disorders and innovating the integration of delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment services into diverse settings

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Staci Gruber, PhD

Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, McLean Hospital
Director, Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core (CCNC)

neurocognitive batteries and neuroimaging techniques to better define the neurobiological correlates of substance use and psychiatric disorders, use of supplements to treat mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries

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Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS

Director, Substance Abuse Consultation Service, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program

Substance use disorders (especially cannabis, alcohol, and opioids), smoking cessation

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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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Ole Isacson, MD

Director, Neuroregeneration Research Institute, McLean
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Research Innovations for Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders

Novel therapies for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and related disorders

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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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Milissa Kaufamn, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Hill Center for Women, McLean Hospital
Medical Director, Adult Trauma Disorders Treatment Track, McLean Hospital
Director, Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Hill Center for Women

The assessment and treatment of trauma-spectrum disorders including acute stress disorder, PTSD, and the dissociative disorders

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Kwang-Soo Kim, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory; Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, HMS

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

stem-cell technology and molecular neurobiology on dopamine neuron development; schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Parkinson’s disease

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Deborah Levy, Ph.D.

Director, Psychology Research Laboratory, McLean; Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, HMS

Psychology Research Laboratory

clinical phenotyping and endophenotyping (eye tracking dysfunction, thought disorder, craniofacial dysmorphology) in studies of the genetics of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

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John Neumeyer, PhD

Director, Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory, McLean; Lecturer on Psychiatry, HMS

Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory

synthesis and development of medications for drug abuse and the synthesis of radioligands for PET and SPECT imaging agents for psychiatric and neurological disorders

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Dost Öngür, MD, PhD

Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division, McLean Hospital
Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder program

glial abnormalities in mood disorders; glutamate and GABA-related MRS studies; functional and structural MRI of psychotic 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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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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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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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

Elizabeth T. Ryan, PhD

Director, Sleep Diagnostics and Treatment Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Director, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Research Gate Profile

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Peter Siekmeier, MS, MD

Director, Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program

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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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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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Martin Teicher, MD, PhD

Director, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program; Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program

effects of early stress/abuse on brain development and the genesis of psychiatric disorder; neuroimaging, actigraphy, infrared motion analysis, cognitive control tasks, in vivo oximetry, electroencephalography

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Roger Weiss, MD

Chief, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital
Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical Research Program, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program

Alcohol and drug abuse research

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T. Wilson Woo, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
Director, Laboratory of Cellular Neuropathology, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory of Cellular Neuropathology

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Mary Zanarini, EdD

Program Director, Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

McLean Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Etiology, phenomenology, co-occurring disorders, treatment response, and long-term course of borderline personality disorder.a