Simmie Foster, MD, PhD

Simmie Foster, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist in the DCRP and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She completed her MD-PhD at Yale where she carried out research in molecular biology and immunobiology, exploring the role of chromatin modifications in regulating inflammatory genes. She completed a medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a residency in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active clinician and investigator in the DCRP. Her research interests include the role of heat-based therapies and their biological mechanisms of action in the treatment of depression. Her research is currently funded by a K23 grant from NIH-NIGHMS, examining peripheral neuroimmune mechanisms of hyperthermia.