Staff

Leadership

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

David Mischoulon is a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Joyce R Tedlow Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Andrew Nierenberg, MD

Dr. Andrew Nierenberg is the associate director of the DCRP and director of the Bipolar Clinical and Research Program.

Lauren Fisher, PhD

Dr. Lauren Fisher is a clinical psychologist who serves as director of clinical services at the DCRP, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Clinicians & Researchers

Kate Bentley, PhD

Dr. Kate Bentley is a Clinical Psychologist at the DCRP and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work is focused on self-injurious thoughts and behaviors and comorbid affective conditions.

Paolo Cassano, MD, PhD

Dr. Paolo Cassano is a staff psychiatrist at the DCRP and at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD), and is a part-time assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He is the director of photobiomodulation studies at the DCRP.

Trina Chang, MD, MPH

Dr. Chang is the director of community-based studies at the DCRP.

Cristina Cusin, MD

Dr. Cusin is the Director of Translational Studies in Depression at MGH and is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Amy Farabaugh, PhD

Dr. Farabaugh is the director of psychotherapy research at the DCRP and is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

Simmie Foster, MD, PhD

Simmie Foster, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist in the DCRP and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Felipe Jain, MD

Dr. Felipe Jain is Director of Healthy Aging Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program, a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  He is the first psychiatrist to receive the prestigious Paul K. Beeson K76 Emerging Leaders in Aging Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging. 

Richard Liu, PhD

Dr. Richard Liu, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of Big Data Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program and Director of Suicide Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Maren Nyer, PhD

Dr. Maren Nyer is director of yoga studies at the DCRP.

Joel Pava, PhD

Dr. Joel Pava is a clinical psychologist who serves as Director of Psychotherapy Services at the DCRP, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Part-time) at Harvard Medical School. 

Paola Pedrelli, PhD

Dr. Pedrelli is director of dual diagnoses studies at the DCRP, an assistant in psychology at MGH, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH

Dr. Nhi-Ha Trinh is director of multicultural studies at the DCRP. 

Jonathan Liu Worth, MD

Dr. Jonathan Liu Worth, MD, is a staff psychopharmacologist in the DCRP. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Albert Yeung, MD, ScD

Dr. Albert Yeung is director of primary care research at the DCRP and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Research Fellows

Joshua Curtiss, PhD

Dr. Joshua E. Curtiss, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in psychology with the DCRP, as well as with the OCD and Related Disorders Program at MGH. He completed his doctoral program in clinical psychology at Boston University.

Hitoshi Sakurai, MD, PhD

Dr. Hitoshi Sakurai, MD, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the DCRP and Harvard Medical School. He was an Instructor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Keio University School of Medicine in Japan for 3 years before his present position.

Program Management

Sylvie Tuchman

Sylvie Tuchman is the Supervising Program Coordinator. She graduated from Bates College, where she majored in Psychology with a concentration in Children, Adolescents, and Schools.

Emily Tan

Emily Tan is the Program Coordinator. She graduated from Bates College in 2019, where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Religious Studies and Spanish.

Michael Pittman

Michael Pittman is the Administrative Research Coordinator. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2020, where he obtained a B.A. in Psychology with Honors.

Clinical Research Coordinators

Aava Jahan

Aava Jahan graduated from Tufts University in 2019, where she obtained a B.S. in Biopsychology with honors.

Charlotte Lynskey

Charlotte graduated from Bates College in December of 2020 with a B.A. in Psychology and concentrations in English and Public Health.

Ashley Meyer

Ashley graduated from New York University in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and minors in Spanish and Creative Writing.

Megha Nagaswami

Megha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Classical Studies. 

Bridget Wallace

Bridget Wallace graduated from Duke University in 2019, where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Sunday Hull

Sunday graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2020 with a major in History and Literature and French and a minor in Psychology. 

Database Manager

Alisabet J Clain, MS

Alisabet J. Clain, MS, obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biophysics and a Master's in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the DCRP's Database Manager.

Clinical Support Staff

Monique Jarro

Monique Jarro is the DCRP Administrative Coordinator.

Jasmin Ramirez

Jasmin Ramirez is the Patient Service Coordinator for the DCRP.

Lateisha Cartwright

Lateisha Cartwright is the Resource Specialist for the DCRP and CATSD.  She received her B.A., with honors, from Rutgers University in 2011. 

Co-op & Practicum Students

Sloan Coughlin

Sloan Coughlin is a fourth year at Northeastern University studying Biology with a minor in Health Science. She has completed a previous coop at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center working as a medical assistant at Healthcare Associates. After graduation, Sloan hopes to attend medical school and has an interest in going into pediatrics.

Rose Luehrs

Rose E. Luehrs, MA, MS, is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Suffolk University and is currently accumulating pre-doctoral training hours as a clinical fellow at the DCRP. Rose researches the impact of traumatic events on mental health outcomes and adaptation to life following exposure to trauma. As a clinical psychologist in training, she sees adults for therapy to treat depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related disorders in the Boston area.

Directors Emeriti

Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Alpert is Director Emeritus of the DCRP, and co-founder and co-director of the MGH Depression and Anxiety Associates Group Practice.

Maurizio Fava, MD

Dr. Maurizio Fava founded the DCRP in 1990 and is now Director Emeritus.