Our Team

Psychiatrists and Psychologists


 Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD - Director

Andrew Nierenberg, MD, graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY. After completing his residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital, he studied clinical epidemiology at Yale University as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.  |  read more...

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD – Associate Director

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Innovation at MGH and the Associate Director of the Division of Neurotherapeutics at MGH. He is also the Director of the Graduate Student Division at MGH, which includes over 600 graduate students from local and international graduate schools.  |  read more...

 Michael Henry, MD

Michael Henry, MD – Medical Director

Michael Henry, MD, is the Medical Director of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Prior to joining the DFC, he was the vice-president for mental health at Steward Health Chair and the Chairman of Psychiatry at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. Dr. Henry’s research interests have been focused on the use of brain imaging techniques to study mood disorders and facilitate drug discovery.  |  read more...

Louisa Sylvia, PhD

Louisa Sylvia, PhD – Director of Psychology

Louisa Sylvia, PhD, is the Director of Psychology at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She is also the Director of Health and Wellness for the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program which aims to heal the invisible wounds of wars for veterans and their families. Dr. Sylvia is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.  |  read more...

 Astrid Desrosiers, MD, MPH

Astrid Desrosiers, MD, MPH

Astrid Desrosiers, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Cape Coast Health and Medical Sciences, Cape Coast, Ghana, Africa. She is a staff psychiatrist in the Dauten Family Center and is involved in clinical research and treatment of patients. She obtained her medical degree from the State University of Haiti. She completed her training in Psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital Adult Psychiatry Training Program.  |  read more...

 Kristen K.  Ellard, PhD

Kristen K. Ellard, PhD

Kristen K. Ellard, PhD, is a Instructor in Psychology at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She completed her doctoral training at Boston University, and her Clinical Internship in Psychology at MGH. Her clinical work focuses on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.  |  read more...

 Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, PhD

Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, PhD

Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, is a staff psychiatrist for the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Dr, Ghaznavi completed her MD, PhD at the Yale University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience and a MA in Philosophy. Dr. Ghaznavi completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, where she was a resident in the Research Concentration Program.  |  read more...

 Douglas Katz, PhD

Douglas Katz, PhD

Douglas Katz, PhD, is a staff psychologist at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Innovation and the Primary Care Psychiatry practice at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Katz’s main clinical interests are the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.  |  read more...

 Masoud Kamali, MD

Masoud Kamali, MD

Masoud Kamali, MD, is a staff psychiatrist for the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Dr. Kamali is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed his residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt hospital in NYC. He joined MGH in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where he completed a research fellowship and was on the faculty, doing research on bipolar disorder, impulsivity, and suicidal behavior.  |  read more...

 Gustavo Kinrys, MD

Gustavo Kinrys, MD

Gustavo Kinrys, MD, is a staff psychiatrist, the Associate Medical Director for the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation as well as for MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute. Dr. Kinrys is a graduate from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School . Prior to coming to MGH, Dr. Kinrys served as the Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Program and the Psychopharmacology Research Program, and the Medical Director of the Portuguese Mental Health Clinic at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School .  |  read more...

 Noreen Reilly-Harrington, PhD

Noreen Reilly-Harrington, PhD

Noreen Reilly-Harrington, PhD, is staff psychologist for the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reilly-Harrington is an internationally recognized expert in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, with a particular expertise in treating bipolar disorder. She has co-authored several books on bipolar disorder, including "Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach," "Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Individuals and Families," and "The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook: Managing Recurring Depression, Hypomania, and Anxiety."  |  read more...

 Gary Sachs, MD

Gary Sachs, MD

Gary Sachs, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Vice President at Bracket. Dr. Sachs was the Founding Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and founder of the Collaborative Care Initiative. As Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Mental Health Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder , Dr Sachs led the largest treatment study ever conducted for bipolar disorder.  |  read more...

 Brian Schulman, MD

Brian Schulman, MD

Brian Schulman, MD, is a staff psychiatrist for the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Dr. Schulman trained at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and completed his adult psychiatry residency at the Harvard-affiliated joint MGH/McLean program. Dr. Schulman is interested in combining psychopharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder with psychotherapeutic approaches. He is actively involved in medical student and residency level education. He is also pursuing advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Clinical and Research Fellows

Amy Peters, PhD

Amy Peters, PhD

Dr. Amy T. Peters, Ph.D. is a clinical and research fellow at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She received her undergraduate degree at Boston College and completed her doctoral training and Clinical Internship in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  |  read more...

Tae-Sung Yeum, MD

Tae-Sung Yeum, MD

Tae-Sung Yeum, MD, is a clinical research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. His main research interests are mood disorders and suicide behaviors. During his fellowship at the Dauten Center, he is involved in research projects aimed at improving future treatment of bipolar disorder.

Project Managers

 Jake Dinerman, BA

Jake Dinerman, BA

Jake Dinerman, BA, graduated summa cum laude from Clark University in May 2016 and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During the summer of 2014, Jake interned in the adolescent partial unit at Bradley Hospital in Providence, RI, where he assisted with group therapy and in a therapeutic milieu. Jake worked in the lab of Dr. Laura McKee assisting with the evaluation the effectiveness of Cognitive Bias Modification and Positive Psychology on college students’ well-being. Jake also worked in Dr. Phoebe Moore’s lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In Dr. Moore’s lab, he conducted research on the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on parents of children with anxiety disorders.

Clinical Research Coordinators

 Brett Davis, BA

Brett Davis, BA

Brett Davis, BA, graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2017. While at Harvard, he worked in the labs of Joshua Buckholtz, Daniel Gilbert, and Jim Sidanius. Between these labs, Brett has proposed, designed, and administered experimental protocol; assisted a meta-analysis; and conducted systematic literature searches. In his graduate studies, he intends to study the etiology and treatment of emotional disorders.

 Selen Amado, BA

Selen Amado, BA

Selen Amado, BA, is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and an administrator for the Health eHeart study. She is particularly interested in the development and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as understanding the role of culture in treatment. After her time at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Selen plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

 Marina Rakhilin, BS

Marina Rakhilin, BS

Marina Rakhilin, B.S., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Marina is especially interested in balancing efficacy and accessibility when it comes to mental health treatment or resources, and finds the MoodNetwork to have great potential for furthering community-based and person-centered care for mood disorders.

 Sophie Greenebaum, BS

Sophie Greenebaum, BA

Sophie Greenebaum, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (formerly the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program) and MoodNetwork’s outreach administrator. She is specifically interested in involving underserved populations in research, as well as implementing plans for accessible and thoughtful care for all people. She believes that MoodNetwork has the possibility to reach these populations, due to its navigable and free content and resources. After her time at Massachusetts General Hospital, she hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

 Elizabeth Cory, BS

Elizabeth Cory, BS

Liz Cory, BS, is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She works as MoodNetwork’s project administrator. Liz is interested in extending her interest in affective neuroscience to researching novel treatment methods for mood disorders. Liz is eager to see MoodNetwork strengthen the connection between patient experiences and research design. After her time at MGH, Liz plans to pursue either an M.D. or a PhD in psychology.

Alec Shannon, BS

Alec Shannon, BS

Alec Shannon, BS, is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. He graduated from Emory University in May 2018 and plans to attend medical school following his time at Massachusetts General Hospital. Alec’s research interests include the neuropathology of mood and anxiety disorders, particularly the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the development of these disorders. He is additionally passionate about the role of social determinants in mental health outcomes and improving access to mental health treatment in underserved communities.

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