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.

Cristina Cusin, MD

Dr. Cusin is an Associate Director of the DCRP and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Paola Pedrelli, PhD

Dr. Pedrelli is an Associate Director of the DCRP, assistant in psychology at MGH, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Albert Yeung, MD, ScD

Dr. Albert Yeung is an Associate Director of the DCRP and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Andrew Nierenberg, MD

Dr. Andrew Nierenberg is an 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.

Amit Chopra, MD

Dr. Amit Chopra is a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Chopra completed his medical training at Sawai Man Singh College, Jaipur, India in 2003, followed by research and clinical training in UK at King’s College London and University College London between 2003-2007. Dr. Chopra completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and Deep Brain Stimulation Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in between 2007-2013. Dr.

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. 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. 

Aderonke Pederson, MD

Dr. Pederson completed medical school and residency training in psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. During residency she also received a certificate of scholarly concentration in global health. Dr. Pederson is the Director of Research Equity in the Clinical Trials Network and Institute at MGH and a Member of the Faculty of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  

Tony V. Pham, MD, MScGH

Dr. Tony V Pham, MD, MScGH is a psychiatrist. His volunteer and research career has spanned disaster mental health, global mental health, meaning making, spirituality, traditional healing, and "culture as treatment."

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.

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.

Naoise Mac Giollabhui

Naoise Mac Giollabhui is a Clinical Fellow at the DCRP and graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Program Management

Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer is the Program Coordinator. She graduated from New York University in 2019, where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. 

Clinical Research Coordinators

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. 

Chloe Sorensen

Chloe graduated from Stanford University in 2021 with Honors and Distinction in Psychology and a concentration in Health and Development. 

Julianne Origlio

Julianne graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Political Science.

Saira Madarasmi

Saira graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Spanish. 

 

Anika Dalvie

Anika graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors.

Doga Cetinkaya

Doga graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 2022 with majors in Psychology and Economics, as well as with minors in Cognitive & Brain Sciences and Child Study & Human Development.

Sydney DeCaro

Sydney graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2022 and graduated summa cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2020.

Paulina Gutierrez-Ramirez

Paulina graduated from Boston University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience.

Brandy Núñez

​Brandy Núñez joins the DCRP as a first-year Clinical Research Coordinator. Brandy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minors in Spanish and Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, and a Certificate in Children’s Literature.

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

Maria Lalai

Maria Lalai is the Administrative Coordinator for the DCRP. She is a diligent, detail-oriented individual who is comfortable working in fast-paced and challenging work environments.

Lateisha Cartwright

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

Jason Jusino

Jason Jusino is the Patient Services Coordinator for the DCRP. He has worked for multiple departments at Mass General Brigham, including the Registration and Referral/Authorizations department and the Central Billing Office.

Co-op & Practicum Students

Hannah Robins

Hannah Robins is a fourth-year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Suffolk University. 

Carlin Beskrone

Carlin Beskrone is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University studying Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Matias Cattani

Matias Cattani is a third-year undergraduate student studying biopsychology and biotechnology at Tufts University.

Ava Licht

Ava Licht is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying psychology and neuroscience at the College of the Holy Cross.

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.