Jacqueline Olds, MD

Jacqueline Olds, MD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time


Jacqueline Olds, MD, has worked at McLean actively since 1974 when she started her child psychiatry fellowship. She had a full time job in child psychiatry until 1980, and then became a part-time teacher in both the adult and child residency programs at McLean/MGH until the present.

Dr. Olds also has a psychiatry practice in Cambridge, as well as a creative partnership with her husband, Dr. Richard Schwartz, in which they have written three books and made one patented invention (SunSprite light tracker).


The Lonely AmericanThe Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century
by Jacqueline Olds, MD, and Richard S. Schwartz, MD
(Beacon Press, 2009)

Book cover Marriage in MotionMarriage in Motion: The Natural Ebb and Flow of Lasting Relationships
by Richard Schwartz, MD, and Jacqueline Olds, MD
(Perseus Books, 2000)

Book cover Overcoming LonelinessOvercoming Loneliness in Everyday Life
by Jacqueline Olds, MD, Richard S. Schwartz, MD, and Harriet Webster
(Birch Lane Press, 1996)

Education & Training

  • 1967 BS Radcliffe College
  • 1971 MD, Tufts Medical School
  • 1971-1974 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • 1974-1976 Child Psychiatry Fellowship, McLean Hospital
  • 1972 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1977 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1983 Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England