Matthew D. Sacchet, PhD

  • Assistant Neuroscientist, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Matthew D. Sacchet, PhD, recently joined the faculty of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he is the 2019-2021 Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar. Dr. Sacchet’s research uses clinical, computational, and neuroimaging methods to advance our understanding of mood disorders and meditation-based interventions. Since 2012, he has authored over 70 publications and his research has been presented over 125 times and cited over 2700 times.

Dr. Sacchet has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Ad Astra Chandaria Foundation, Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and BIAL Foundation. His research has received coverage by major media outlets including CBS, NBC, NPR, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Forbes Magazine named him as one of its “30 Under 30.”

Education & Training

  • 2010 ScB in Contemplative Science, Brown University
  • 2016 PhD in Neurosciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2016-2018 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2017-2017 Stanford School of Medicine Dean’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine


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