Staff

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MGH has been at the forefront of many scientific advances in treatments for depression.

Leadership

Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Alpert is director 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.

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD

David Mischoulon is a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of Research and Alternative Remedy Studies at 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.

Sam Petrie

Sam Petrie, Funds Coordinator, graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a BS in psychology. 

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH

Dr. Nhi-Ha Trinh, director of clinical services, also directs multicultural studies at the DCRP. 

Esther Howe

Esther Howe is the Program Coordinator at the DCRP. 

Lindsey Parnarouskis

Lindsey Parnarouskis, Administrative Research Coordinator, graduated from Northeastern University in 2014 with a BS in Psychology

Researchers

Kate Bentley

Kate Bentley is currently completing her predoctoral internship in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy track at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, with her research placement in the DCRP

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

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

Justin Chen, MD

Dr. Justin A. Chen is a psychiatrist at the DCRP and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

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.

Christina Dording, MD

Dr. Christina Dording is a staff psychiatrist at the DCRP, an instructor in psychiatry at MGH, and an assistant professor of 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.

Lauren Fisher, PhD

Dr. Lauren Fisher is a clinical psychologist at the DCRP, an Assistant in Psychology at MGH, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Maren Nyer, PhD

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

George Papakostas, MD

Dr. George I. Papakostas is scientific director of the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, director of treatment-resistant depression studies in the department of psychiatry at MGH, and associate professor of psychiatry 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.

 

Benjamin Shapero, PhD

Benjamin G. Shapero is a clinical fellow in psychology (psychiatry) at the MGH/Harvard Medical School.

Albert Yeung, MD

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