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Kim R. Lezak, PhD

Kim R. Lezak, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Kim R. Lezak, PhD, is interested in the etiology of various psychiatric illnesses including those related to anxiety and depression. Her doctoral and previous post-doctoral training focused on examining mechanisms through which alterations in pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide signaling mediated behavioral and physiological consequences of stressor exposure in animal models through utilization of pharmacological, behavioral, and electrophysiological techniques.

Dr. Lezak currently works at McLean Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Bill Carlezon in the Behavioral Genetics Laboratory where she continues to examine how changes in neurochemical signaling alter behaviors related to PTSD, depression, and addiction.


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Education & Training:

  • 2006 BA in Psychology and Neuroscience, Lehigh University
  • 2008 MA in Experimental Psychology, University of Vermont
  • 2013 PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Vermont
  • 2015-Present Kaneb Fellowship in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
  • 2016-2017 Jonathan Edward Brooking Mental Health Research Fellowship, McLean Hospital




Office Address:

Belmont Campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 215