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Brian D. Kangas, PhD

Brian D. Kangas, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Brian D. Kangas, PhD, first studied behavioral pharmacology under the direction of Dr. Marc Branch at the University of Florida followed by a post-doctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Jack Bergman at McLean Hospital. He is the recipient of several research awards including a 5-year K01 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the 2014 B. F. Skinner New Researcher Award from the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Kangas’ research focuses on the development and empirical validation of novel laboratory techniques to examine the effects of both commonly abused drugs and candidate therapeutics on complex behavioral repertoires and cognitive processes.


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Education & Training:

  • 2003 BA in Psychology, Southern Illinois University
  • 2005 MS in Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas
  • 2009 PhD in Psychology, University of Florida
  • 2011-2013 Post Doctoral Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Oaks Building