Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University in 2007. My clinical training was in neuropsychology. Work during my clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital allowed me an opportunity to explore developmental influences on cognition (i.e., ages 3 through 85). This naturally continued into a neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. The second year of this fellowship granted me the opportunity to learn several different types of neuroimaging techniques (e.g., FMRI, morphometry). In 2008, I joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and I continue to work as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Over the past couple of years, my area of research has been to explore subtle neuronal/cognitive changes either to differentiate patient populations or to track changes over time. As a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, my clinical work has focused in the assessment of school-aged children.

I have a great deal of interest in ethical questions related to my field. One of my primary areas of interest is in surrogate decision makers.

I enjoy undertaking supervisory and project management responsibilities and I have a passion for mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students in addition to residents and fellows.

I am the past-Chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association's Ethics Committee, a member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association's Ethics Committee, and a member of the Butler Hospital IRB. I also sit on the Massachusett's Autism Commision's Birth - 14 years subcommittee and I am the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for Massachusetts.

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