Marc L. Copersino, PhD

Marc L. Copersino, PhD, ABPP-CP

McLean Hospital Title
  • Research Psychologist, Associate Psychologist, Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

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


Marc L. Copersino, PhD, ABPP-CP, is affiliated with the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction and works collaboratively with members of the McLean Imaging Center. He conducts patient-oriented research focusing on the clinical neuroscience and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in two related areas. One project area focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms and therapeutic targets of addiction in patients in standard SUD treatment settings. The other area focuses on the validation of specialized SUD treatment and prevention services for people with intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in developmental disability services settings.

Dr. Copersino has received awards including the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), National Research Service Award (NRSA), and Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) under the mentorship of Dr. Scott E. Lukas. He is associate editor of Substance Use & Misuse, and an advisory board member of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England (ATTC-NE).

Education & Training

  • 1991 BA in Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland
  • 1994 MA in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland
  • 2002 PhD in Combined Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University
  • 2004 Behavioral Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2005 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • 2013 Department of Neuropsychology, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2004 Psychologist, Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • 2005 Psychologist, New York State Education Department, University of the State of New York
  • 2008 Psychologist, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Board of Psychology
  • 2009 Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2017 Clinical Psychology, American Board of Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology


Phone: 617.855.2853
Office Address: Belmont campus - Administration, Room G03