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J. Stuart Ablon, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Think Kids!

psychotherapy process and process correlates of outcome; novel approaches to helping behaviorally challenging children and adolescents

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Steven E. Arnold, MD

Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Translational Neurology Head and Managing Director of the Interdisciplinary Brain Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; Director/Principal Investigator at ACTRU

Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit

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Anne Edith Becker, MD, PhD

Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS

Blavatnik Institute, Global Health & Social Medicine

Impact of social and cultural context on eating disorders

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Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGH
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Gerontology Research Unit

Epidemiology and genetics of mental illness and psychiatric research methods

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Christina Borba, PhD, MPH

Director of Research, Chester M. Pierce Division of Global Psychiatry, MGH

MGH Global Psychiatry

Psychotic disorders and cultural psychiatry in low-resourced settings in the US and abroad as well as women's mental health and gender differences in care.

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Hans Breiter, MD

Co-Director, MGH Translational Center for Prescription Drug Abuse
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Phenotype Genome Project

neural circuitry of aversive and reward processing; interface of pain and substance abuse; mathematical modeling, clinical phenotyping, structural and functional imaging, genetics

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Emery Brown, MD, PhD

Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
Professor of Anaesthesia, MGH

Neuroscience Statistics Processing Lab

Mechanisms of anaesthesia, neural signal processing algorithms

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Randy Buckner, PhD, MA

Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, MGH
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Buckner Laboratory

Application and development of neuroimaging tools to measure varied aspects of brain function, including variation in neurological and psychiatric illness.

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Lee S. Cohen, MD

Edmund N. and Carroll M. Carpenter Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health Across the Life Cycle

mood disorders in the perinatal period

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Mark Daly, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Chief, Analytic and Translational Unit of the Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH
Senior Associate Member, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit

genetic epidemiology, creation of haplotype maps in mice and humans

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Thilo Deckersbach, PhD

Director of Psychology, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, MGH

Director, Laboratory for Bipolar Neuroimaging

Bipolar Disorder; neural moderators and mediators of CBT for Bipolar Disorder

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John Denninger, MD, PhD

Director of Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, MGH
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Mechanisms of mind body interventions for stress-related illness; neurobiological studies in major depressive disorders

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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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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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Alysa Doyle, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Center for Genomic Medicine and Director of Research at the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program

Contributing to and leveraging genetic discoveries in order to clarify the complex risk mechanisms that lead to neuropsychiatric illness across the lifespan.

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A. Eden Evins, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

MGH, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine

discovery and development of novel pharmacologic and behavioral treatments for substance abuse

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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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Lisa Feldman-Barrett, PhD

Primary Mentor

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University
Research Neuroscientist at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Faculty, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory

emotion, mind-brain connection, construction of emotion from mental events

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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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Gregory Fricchione, MD

Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, MGH Global Psychiatry Unit
Associate Chief, MGH Department of Psychiatry
Director, MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, MGH Division of International Psychiatry;

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Global Psychiatry

global psychiatry, mind body medicine, comorbidity of psychiatric and medical conditions

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John Gabrieli, PhD

Associate Director, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH
Director, MIT Clinical Research Center
Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

The Gabrieli Lab

neuroimaging, memory, cognition

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Daniel Geller, M.D.

Director, Pediatric OCD and Tic Disorder Program, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Program

pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder and tic disorders; genetics of OCD

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Jill Goldstein, Ph.D.

Director of Research at the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, BWH; Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, HMS

Clinical Neuroscience Lab for Sex Differences in the Brain

gender differences in psychiatric and medical disorders

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Randy Gollub, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, MGH
Assistant in Neuroscience, Radiology, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

human imaging approaches to studies of pain perception including the effects of expectancy, placebo and verum acupuncture analgesia, as well as the development of an infrastructure to enable the secondary research use of clinical data and medical images through the application of clinical neuroimaging informatics.

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Steve Haggarty, PhD

Director, Chemical Neurobiology for the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology at HMS, Assistant in Neuroscience at MGH Center for Human Genetic Research
Affiliate Faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Chemical Genomics of Neuropsychiatric & Neurological Disease

Center for Human Genetic Research

molecular mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity, use of synthetic chemistry and genetics to investigate neurocircuitry underlying mood and memory

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David Henderson, MD

Director, Schizophrenia Diabetes and Weight Reduction Research, MGH
Director, Chester M. Pierce M.D. Division of Global Psychiatry, MGH
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Global Psychiatry
MGH Schizophrenia Program

psychopharmacological and antipsychotic agents in the treatment of schizophrenia, impacts of antipsychotic agents on metabolic anomalies and glucose metabolism, and ethnic and cultural impacts on psychiatry

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Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, Ph.D.

Director of High Risk Studies and Anxiety Research in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology; Co-Director, Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program (MGH); Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program

familial, temperamental, behavioral and symptomatic risk factors for psychopathology among offspring at risk; early and preventative cognitive behavioral interventions

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Daphne Holt, MD, PhD

Associate Psychiatrist, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Holt Lab (ESN Lab)

abnormalities in emotion processing in schizophrenia, neural biomarkers of mental health risk

Jacob M. Hooker, PhD

Associate Director of PET Core, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Martinos Center

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John Hsu, MD, MBA

Primary Mentor, Career Mentor

Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH

Blavatnik Institute: Health Care Policy

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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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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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Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, PhD

Medical Director, McLean Hospital Schizophrenia and Bipolar Research Clinic
Director of Stem Cell Research, MGH PNGU Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics Center for Human Genetic Research
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

MGH Psychiatric & Neurodevelopment Genetics Unit (PNGU)

McLean OnTrack

iPSC-based cellular models, synaptic biology, chemical biology, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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John Kelly, Ph.D.

Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), MGH; Director, Recovery Research Institute, MGH; Associate Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, MGH; Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, HMS

Addiction Recovery Management Services

experimental and naturalistic studies that develop and test new treatments for individuals with substance use disorders

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Anne Klibanski, MD

Director, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, MGH
Chief, Neuroendocrine, MGH
Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Partners HealthCare

Neuroendocrine Clinical Research Program

Pathophysiology of neuroendocrine disorders, relationship between neuroendocrine factors and eating disorders

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Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University; Associate Psychiatrist, MGH

Kuperberg Lab

language dysfunction in schizophrenia; EEG, MEG, and fMRI

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Kasper Lage, PhD

Director of Bioinformatics at MGH; Associate Professor at HMS

Bioinformatics, interpreting large genomic datasets with the aim of informing biology and medicine, genomic datasets, surgery, genetic datasets to deduce networks driving congenital heart diseases, autoimmune disorders, and schizophrenia

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Sara Lazar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, MGH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Meditation Research

neural mechanisms underlying efficacious mind-body techniques such as mindfulness meditation and yoga

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Evan Macosko, MD, PhD

Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Macosko Lab

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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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Dara Manoach, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, MGH

Manoach Lab

cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically schizophrenia, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder; multimodal neuroimaging

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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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J. Michael Murphy, EdD

Associate Professor of Psychology

survey research in outpatient pediatric, mental health, and educational settings

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Benjamin Neale, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute
Director of Population Genetics, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute

Neale Lab

Statistical methodology for genetic studies, with particular focus on ADHD, Autism, and Schizophrenia.

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Andrew Nierenberg, MD

Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, MGH
Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, MGH
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH
Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Clinical Research Program, MGH
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation

Clinical trials in mood disorders, non-linear dynamic modeling

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Lauren Orefice, PhD

Principal Investigator, Orefice Lab; neuroscientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Orefice Lab

Development, function and dysfunction of somatosensory / viscerosensory circuits; studying somatosensory circuits that mediate the sense of touch and sensations from the gastrointestinal system.

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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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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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Roy Perlis, MD, MSc

Director, Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics, MGH
Associate Director, Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

MGH Psychiatry Center for Quantitative Health

Patient-derived cellular models of disease using induced pluripotent stem cells; pharmacogenomics and clinical risk stratification; proof-of-concept/first-in-human clinical trials

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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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Elise Robinson, ScD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Joshua Roffman, MD

Assistant Professor Psychiatry, MGH
Director, Brain Genomics Laboratory, MGH
Investigator, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program (SCRP), MGH

Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program

Schizophrenia, genetic links to schizophrenic symptoms

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Jack Rogers, PhD

Director, Neurochemistry Laboratory, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, HMS

MassGeneral Neurochemistry Laboratory

therapeutic intervention against neurodegenerative diseases; molecular biology approaches, including the use of RNA targeting techniques

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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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Amar Sahay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
Principal Faculty, Stem Cell Institute, Harvard
Assistant Professor, Center for Regenerative Medicine Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH

Sahay Lab

Impact of adult stem cell hippocampal growth on mood and cognition; neural bases of psychiatric disorders

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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.

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Kevin Spencer, PhD

Research Health Scientist, VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neural Dynamics Laboratory

neural dynamics of processing, perception, and attention, especially in schizophrenia

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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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Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, MGH and Harvard Medical School

MGH Global Health and Mongan Institute

Global and U.S. domestic research on social determinants, economics and policy for people with mental health and substance use disorders

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Robert Waldinger, MD

Director, Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research, MGH
Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development, HMS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory of Adult Development

combination of psychosocial and neurobiological methods (fMRI, genetics) and focuses on the social neuroscience of health aging

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Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Chief of Psychology, MGH; Director of the OCD and Related Disorders Program, MGH; Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, HMS

Tic Disorders Clinic and Research Unit

CBT and pharmacotherapy for OCD and related disorders (including body dysmorphic disorder and Tourette’s disorder)

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Janet Wozniak, MD

Director, Quality and Safety, Department of Psychiatry, MGH; Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service, MGH; Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Program, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical & Research Program

emotional dysregulation in youth with bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD