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Andrea M. Cataldo, PhD

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Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Andrea M. Cataldo, PhD’s research integrates neurobehavioral experiments and computational modeling to uncover the psychological mechanisms underlying memory and decision-making. As part of the Motivated Learning and Memory Laboratory within the Center for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research, she is working to identify the specific cognitive mechanisms that are compromised in mood disorders.

Dr. Cataldo’s current work applies diffusion modeling to study disrupted evidence accumulation in emotional memory for adults with depression.

Education & Training

  • 2009 BA in Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • 2016 MSc in Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • 2019 PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • 2019-2021 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


Phone: 617.855.4243
Office Address: Belmont campus - de Marneffe Building, Room 225