Abigail MarcaccioAssistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Abigail K. Mansfield Marcaccio completed her BA in History at Smith College, and her PhD in Psychology at Clark University. She completed her psychology residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is currently the director of the Family Research program at Rhode Island Hospital, where she runs several studies on family functioning and mood disorders, supervises psychiatry and psychology residents in family therapy, and provides clinical services to couples and families.
My research interests center on using family interventions to help individuals and families adjust to illness, cope with problems that families identify, and navigate relational impasses. I am also interested in developing ultra brief measures of family functioning and of overall psychological well being. Our team defines family broadly and mean for it to include couples of any constellation, families with children of any age, parents and adult children, and step families.
I supervise psychiatry and psychology residents in family therapy, and enjoy helping clinicians to widen the lens through which they view cases. I also provide training in family assessment and therapy as requested within the Brown Medical School system.