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Susan L. Andersen, PhD

Susan L. Andersen, PhD, is director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is interested in understanding how the brain typically matures between childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Her...

Alan S. Barry, MD

Alan S. Barry, MD, received his BA in psychology and MD from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at Boston University School of Medicine, followed by a clinical fellowship in community psychiatry at Tufts University. Joining McLean in 1978, he has held various clinical positions...

Olivera J. Bogunovic, MD

Olivera J. Bogunovic, MD, is the medical director of Ambulatory Services in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital. She divides her time between clinical and administrative and teaching activities which include teaching medical students and residents as well as addiction and...

Craig Boyajian, MD

Craig Boyajian, MD, received his MD from Yale Medical School. He is a psychiatrist in charge at McLean Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Inpatient Program where he has worked since graduating from the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 1993.

S. Barak Caine, PhD

S. Barak Caine, PhD, began his career as a research technician in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Winokur at the University of Pennsylvania, before receiving pre-doctoral training in the laboratories of Dr. Mark Geyer at the University of California, and Dr. George Koob at The Scripps Research...

Bill Carlezon, PhD

Bill Carlezon, PhD, has received several awards for his research, including an Independent Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from George W. Bush, and the Jacob...

Elena H. Chartoff, PhD

Elena H. Chartoff, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory at McLean Hospital. She is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms that connect depression and anxiety with drug addiction. The work in her...

Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD

Dr. Connery’s expertise includes treatment of opioid use disorders and co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She contributed to American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for treatment of substance abuse and is an investigator in Harvard University/New England...

Marc L. Copersino, PhD

Marc Copersino, PhD, is affiliated with the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the McLean Imaging Center, and works collaboratively with members of the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Lab, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, and the Departments of Neuropsychology and Geriatric...

Joseph T. Coyle, MD

Joseph T. Coyle, MD, is the Eben S. Draper Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and was chairman of the Consolidated Department of Psychiatry at Harvard 1991-2001. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he received his MD from Johns Hopkins. He completed an internship...

Miles Cunningham, MD, PhD

Miles G. Cunningham earned a PhD in 1993 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in “Transplantation Strategies for the Analysis of Brain Development and Repair”. He earned an MD in 1995 from Harvard Medical School, with a special interest in neuropsychiatry and...

Rajeev I. Desai, PhD

Rajeev I. Desai, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD from University of Birmingham, UK, before completing post-doctoral training at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Desai joined the Preclinical Pharmacology Program (directed by Dr....

Patricia Diaferio, LICSW

Patricia Diaferio, LICSW, graduated from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work while working as a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. She worked in the Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to moving her career to McLean Hospital...

Jessica E. Feinberg, LICSW

Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, came to McLean after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program since 2002. Ms. Feinberg is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and...

Aaron L. Frenz, MD

Aaron L. Frenz, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist who completed residency at MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2005. Dr. Frenz then trained for a year in dialectical behavior therapy at Two Brattle Center and completed a two-year training program in individual...

Andrew D. Gill, MD

After graduating with honors in biology from Harvard University in 1968, Andrew D. Gill, MD, went on to medical school at Case Western Reserve University. At graduation he was awarded the Ohio Mental Health Association Prize for outstanding student in psychiatry. He returned to Massachusetts for a...

Frederick Goggans, MD

Dr. Goggans oversees a team of professionals providing residential treatment for patients with substance use disorders, many of whom present with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Goggans is a lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also a distinguished life fellow of...

Atilla Gönenc, PhD

Atilla Gonenc, PhD, is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a neuroimaging physicist at McLean Imaging Center in the CCNC with training in multimodal neuroimaging technologies (MRS, DTI, MRI, fMRI, PET) and statistics. Since joining McLean in 2009, he has been developing and...

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, is an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. She serves as principal and co-investigator on federally funded research focusing on substance use disorders treatment, gender differences, and substance health services. She received a National Institute on Drug...

Margaret Griffin, PhD

As a medical sociologist at McLean Hospital since 1983, Dr. Griffin has focused primarily on clinical research in addiction, with the goal of disseminating findings to clinicians not involved in research. For example, her paper on gender differences in recovery from cocaine abuse has been widely...

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