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Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD

Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
  • Assistant Psychologist, Division of Women’s Mental Health
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and statistician whose research and clinical practice focus on eating disorders and other eating-related problems. Her research combines psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology—and uses innovative methodology and technology—to better understand the development and maintenance of eating disorders and other eating-related problems, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective interventions.

Dr. Javaras’ research is currently supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and by an Eleanor and Miles Shore HMS Fellowship. Previously, Dr. Javaras’ research has been supported by a Jonathan Edward Brooking Mental Health Research Scholar Award, a Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar Award, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars dissertation grant from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Rhodes Scholarship.


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Education & Training:

  • 2000 BA in Statistics, Harvard University
  • 2004 DPhil in Statistics, University of Oxford
  • 2013 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 2012-2013 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship, Eating Disorders Track, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Board Certifications:
  • 2016 Licensed Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (#10381)