Addiction Related Content

Staff Profile: Zhicheng (Carl) Lin, PhD

Dr. Lin is currently a grantee of both NIH and Fulbright, with a long-term interest in reducing the prevalence of substance abuse around the world. Dr. Lin’s research focuses on delineation of environmentally related genomic risks for substance abuse, through mapping out molecular pathways that...

Staff Profile: James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM

James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM, received his MD from Tufts University Medical School of Medicine and his ScD and SM degrees from Harvard School of Public Health. Joining McLean Hospital in 1980, he is currently a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Biological...

Staff Profile: S. Barak Caine, PhD

S. Barak Caine, PhD, began his career as a research technician in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Winokur at the University of Pennsylvania, before receiving pre-doctoral training in the laboratories of Dr. Mark Geyer at the University of California, and Dr. George Koob at The Scripps Research...

Staff Profile: Bertha K. Madras, PhD

Bertha K. Madras, PhD, is a professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School, based at McLean Hospital and cross appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on neurobiology, imaging, and medications development (19 U.S. and 27 international patents) for neuropsychiatric...

Staff Profile: Jennifer T. Sneider, PhD

Jennifer T. Sneider, PhD, focuses her research on the role of the hippocampus, with a particular interest in characterizing sex differences and the role of the menstrual cycle on hippocampal-based memory function. She has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to apply magnetic...

Staff Profile: Julia E. Cohen-Gilbert, PhD

Julia E. Cohen-Gilbert, PhD, employs cognitive and behavioral measures in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate the role of brain development in cognitive and emotional regulation during adolescence. She is particularly interested in dynamic...

Staff Profile: Jessica E. Feinberg, LICSW

Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, came to McLean after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program since 2002. Ms. Feinberg is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and...

Staff Profile: Ruth Reibstein, EdD

Ruth Reibstein, EdD, is program director of the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital. She is also an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reibstein’s primary interests include integrated treatment for addiction...

Staff Profile: Atilla Gönenc, PhD

Atilla Gonenc, PhD, is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a neuroimaging physicist at McLean Imaging Center in the CCNC with training in multimodal neuroimaging technologies (MRS, DTI, MRI, fMRI, PET) and statistics. Since joining McLean in 2009, he has been developing and...

Staff Profile: R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD

R. Kathryn McHugh, PhD, engages in clinical and translational research focusing on the nature and treatment of anxiety and addiction. She is particularly interested in the study of affective vulnerability factors, such as distress intolerance and stress reactivity, that are common across...

Staff Profile: Dawn E. Sugarman, PhD

Dawn E. Sugarman, PhD, is a research psychologist in the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital. Dr. Sugarman focuses her research and clinical work on the treatment of addictive behaviors. She is particularly interested in gender-specific treatment for substance use disorders...

Staff Profile: Marisa M. Silveri, PhD

Marisa M. Silveri, PhD, has been studying the neurobiology of brain development and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse using preclinical and clinical models for over two decades. Her current work uses non-invasive magnetic resonance techniques to examine brain structure, function, and...

Staff Profile: Rocco A. Iannucci, MD

Rocco A. Iannucci, MD, began his psychiatric career at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, where he served as chief resident in addiction psychiatry and as assistant director of psychiatric residency training. In 2008, he entered a practice at the Berkshire Medical Center, serving as...

Staff Profile: Nancy Merrill, PMHCNS, BC

Ms. Merrill has been a board-certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse for 34 years. For the past 20 years she has been working in the McLean Hospital’s Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. During her time at McLean she has been involved in several national research projects, including the...

Staff Profile: David Yue-Wei Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee has worked on numerous drug discovery projects related to traditional Chinese medicine, contributing significantly to the development of alternative therapies for substance misuse and for osteoarthritis. He is the principal investigator on “Alternative Therapies for Alcohol and Drug Abuse,”...

Staff Profile: Marc J. Kaufman, PhD

Dr. Kaufman is director of McLean Hospital’s Translational Imaging Laboratory, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, co-director of the NIDA T32 post-doctoral training program at McLean, and a Partners Human Research Committee member. He conducts translational research in...

Staff Profile: Darlyn M. Scott, MSN, RN-BC

Darlyn M. Scott, MSN, RN-BC, started her nursing career working in substance abuse. She has held various leadership positions including program director in a detox facility working with staff and patients to support sobriety and personal growth. She has worked for DMH in supervisory roles, including...

Staff Profile: Rajeev I. Desai, PhD

Rajeev I. Desai, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Integrative Neurochemistry Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Dr. Desai received his PhD in psychology/behavioral pharmacology at the University of Birmingham, U.K. He completed post-doctoral...

Staff Profile: Stephen J. Kohut, PhD

Stephen J. Kohut, PhD, focuses his research primarily on two main interacting lines of investigation: understanding how alterations in underlying neurobiology alter behavioral responses to drugs, especially stimulants and opioids, and medications discovery for drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Kohut’s...

Staff Profile: Carol A. Paronis, PhD

Carol A. Paronis, PhD, is director of the Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Paronis received her PhD in pharmacology from Emory University and completed post-doctoral fellowships in pharmacology at the...