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Marc L. Copersino, PhD

Marc L. Copersino, PhD

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


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 Psychiatry. He has been the recipient of the National Institute of Health’s National Research Service Award, Intramural Research Training Award, and Career Development Award.

Dr. Copersino's research focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and neurocognitive bases of addiction using neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods. Through translation of his work, he seeks to develop and examine evidence-based approaches to cognitive training and neurostimulation to both treat cognitive impairment secondary to substance use and other psychiatric illness, and to promote healthy brain aging. Ongoing projects examine the structural and functional brain correlates of cognitive dysfunction in addiction, and the cognitive effects of low-field magnetic brain stimulation in bipolar disorder.


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Education & Training:

  • 1991 BA in Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland
  • 1994 MA in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland
  • 2002 PhD in Combined Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University
  • 2004 Behavioral Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2005 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • 2013 Department of Neuropsychology, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2004 Psychologist, Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • 2005 Psychologist, New York State Education Department, University of the State of New York
  • 2008 Psychologist, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Board of Psychology
  • 2009 Psychologist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists
  • 2009 Qualified Health Service Provider, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists
  • 2010 Credentialed Health Service Provider, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Administration, Room G03