Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a research scientist at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. Her research expertise focuses on cognitive, biological, and contextual mechanisms that underlie psychopathology and substance use. 

Dr. Vergara-Lopez is also a licensed staff psychologist at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, where she provides evidence-based psychological treatment. Her clinical expertise includes women's mental health, adolescent/young adult mental health, and Latina/x/e/o mental health. Additionally, she is a supervisor for the Brown Clinical Psychology Internship and Post-doctoral program.   

She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Buffalo, completed her clinical residency at Rutgers University in adolescent/ women/Latina mental health, and a National Insititute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University focused on stress physiology and addiction.


Brown Affiliations