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Adrienne L. Romer, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Clinical Fellow in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Adrienne L. Romer PhD, is a NIMH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA/F32) post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Duke University in 2019, where she conducted research in Dr. Ahmad Hariri’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics.

Dr. Romer’s research centers on identifying neurobiological and psychological mechanisms underlying shared risk for coexisting mental illnesses. She uses structural and functional neuroimaging methods to examine individual differences in cognitive-affective functioning related to multiple forms of brain disorders. The ultimate goal of this research is to inform transdiagnostic intervention and prevention approaches for individuals whose symptoms span traditional diagnostic categories.

Education & Training

  • 2011 BS in Human Development, Cornell University
  • 2016 MA in Clinical Psychology, Duke University
  • 2019 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Duke University
  • 2018-2019 Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • 2018-Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, McLean Hospital


Phone: 617.855.2919
Office Address: Belmont campus - de Marneffe Building, Room 231