Sam Petrie

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

Sam Petrie, Resource Specialist, graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a BS in psychology. As an undergraduate, he worked as a research assistant in Yale’s Depression and Cognition Program and at the Yale School of Management behavioral lab. He also worked as an executive editor of the Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology and as a Walden peer counselor. During his junior and senior years, Sam interned at the Benhaven School for students with autism and at Fellowship Place, a community center for adults suffering from psychiatric disorders. As a senior, he completed a thesis under Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema and Dr. John Dovidio, investigating the influence of contextual factors on emotion regulation. After his time at the DCRP, Sam plans to attend medical school.