Paola Pedrelli, PhD

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

Dr. Pedrelli is director of dual diagnoses studies at the DCRP, an assistant in psychology at MGH, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the principal investigator of two funded studies in college students, one examining the effectiveness of a novel therapy program for heavy drinking and depressive symptoms, and one examining models explaining heavy episodic drinking. Dr. Pedrelli’s research program has largely focused on treatment development, specifically on conducting randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) tailored to the needs of specific populations and on investigating models of alcohol-use disorders. View Dr. Pedrelli’s research: