Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. MacPherson is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a Staff Psychologist with the Pediatric Mood, Imaging and NeuroDevelopment (PediMIND) Program at Bradley Hospital. Dr. MacPherson received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and doctorate from the Clinical Child Psychology Program at The Ohio State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, and her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, Department of Psychology, in the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health. The primary goal of Dr. MacPherson’s research and clinical work is to improve evidence-based treatments, and thereby outcomes, for children struggling with mental illness, and their families. Her research specifically focuses on the development and examination of psychosocial evidence-based treatments for children with mood disorders, with a focus on community-based effectiveness and implementation, predictors and moderators of treatment response, and mechanisms of change.  

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