MGH has been at the forefront of many scientific advances in treatments for depression.
Richard Bernard graduated from Tufts University in 2018, where he obtained a B.S. in biology and psychology. During his undergraduate years, he worked as a research assistant at the Tufts Social Identity and Stigma Lab, which focuses on understanding the experiences of people with multiple stigmatized identities. He later worked as a research assistant at the Harvard Study of Adult Development at MGH under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Waldinger, where he focused on Heart Rate Variability as a biomarker of health in later stages of life. After his time at the DCRP, Richard will pursue an MD and is particularly interested in Psychiatry and Neurology.