Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Andrea Gold, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown University Alpert Warren School of Medicine, and a Staff Psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC). Prior to joining PARC, she completed a postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale University, with her clinical internship in the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) specialization track at the Yale School of Medicine.

In her doctoral and postdoctoral training, Dr. Gold used functional neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral methods to study the neural mechanisms of pediatric and adult anxiety disorders. In addition to her clinical research on anxiety, she simultaneously developed expertise in DBT, an evidence-based treatment for severe, chronic emotional dysregulation, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and borderline personality disorder (BPD). 

As a member of the PARC team, Dr. Gold Dr. is the Team Leader for the DBT-X Track, where she is developing an adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) targeting exposure for adolescents with OCD and other fear disorders co-occurring with emotional dysregulation, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious (NSSI) behaviors, and/or borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. In her ongoing work integrating exposure therapy and DBT, she teaches and supervises trainees in the DPHB Child Division. Dr. Gold is also on the Board of Directors for the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD), where she is passionate about reducing stigma and promoting education and awareness of BPD and emotional dysregulation.

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