Einat Liebenthal, DSc

Einat Liebenthal, DSc

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Einat Liebenthal, DSc, is a cognitive neuroscientist. She is an assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and associate director of the Laboratory for Functional Neuroimaging and Bioinformatics at McLean Hospital. She studies verbal and non-verbal communication, using digital measures of behavior and multimodal neuroimaging methods. The objective of her research is to inform the development of diagnostic and interventional methods that are scalable and neuroscientifically grounded.

Dr. Liebenthal’s work has contributed to understanding the functional organization of the human brain for spoken language perception, and the abnormal interactions of language and emotion neurocircuits in psychotic disorders. Her current research focuses on digital phenotyping of language in relation to mental health and naturalistic approaches for dynamic and individualized assessment of language and emotion. Dr. Liebenthal’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Brain & Behavior Foundation.

Education & Training

  • 1990 BSc in Biology, Hebrew University
  • 1993 MSc in Neuroscience, Hebrew University
  • 1997 DSc in Neuroscience, Technion Israel Institute for Technology
  • 1997-1999 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Speech Electrophysiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Phone: 617.855.2939
Office Address: Belmont campus - McLean Imaging Center, Room 176