Dr. David G. Harper

David G. Harper, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
  • Associate Director for Research, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

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


David G. Harper, PhD, is the associate director for research for the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. He is also an assistant professor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Harper’s research focuses on the behavioral symptoms of neurodegenerative illnesses. He is author of numerous journal articles and has presented national and internationally on this topic.


Education & Training

  • 1989 BS in Biology, Tufts University
  • 1998 MS in Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2000 PhD in Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2000-2001 Research Fellowship in Psychology, McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2004 Controlled Substances Registration (Research), Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.855.3160
Office Address: Belmont campus - South Belknap, Room 307