Our Team

Psychiatrists and Psychologists


 Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD - Director

Andrew Nierenberg, M.D., 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...

Louisa Sylvia, PhD

Louisa Sylvia, PhD – Associate Director

Louisa Sylvia, PhD, is the Associate Director 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...

 Michael Henry, MD

Michael Henry, MD – Medical Director

Michael Henry, M.D., 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...

 Douglas Katz, PhD

Douglas Katz, PhD - Director of Psychology

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...

 Astrid Desrosiers, MD, MPH

Astrid Desrosiers, MD, MPH

Astrid Desrosiers, M.D., 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, Ph.D. is an Instructor in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School’s Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and the Division of Neurotherapeutics. She was co-developer and co-author of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow, Ellard et al., Oxford University Press 2011), a cognitive behavioral treatment designed to target emotion dysregulation, which has now been translated into several languages.  |  read more...

 Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, PhD

Sharmin Ghaznavi, MD, PhD

Sharmin Ghaznavi, M.D., 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...

 Masoud Kamali, MD

Masoud Kamali, MD

Masoud Kamali, M.D., 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...

 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, M.D., 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, M.D., 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.

Amy Peters, PhD

Amy Peters, PhD

Dr. Amy T. Peters, Ph.D. is a clinical Psychologist 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...

Amy Peters, PhD

Christina Temes, PhD

Christina Temes, PhD, is a staff psychologist at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and Primary Care Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, a consulting psychologist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  |  read more...

Communications

Roberta Tovey

Roberta E. Tovey, Ph.D.

Roberta E. Tovey, Ph.D., is the director of communications at the Dauten Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (DCBI). She has been instrumental in developing and publicizing DCBI’s MoodNetwork, and has contributed to other DCBI initiatives. Dr. Tovey has spoken and written about living with depression on TV and radio, as well as in online and print publications and blogs. After several years as a college professor, she worked for a management consultant company, edited newsletters, journals, and books, and wrote articles in the fields of business, healthcare, education, and the environment. Dr. Tovey received her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and her Ph.D. in British literature at Princeton University.

Software and Programming

Nicha Puvanich, MS

Nicha Puvanich, MS

Nicha Puvanich, M.S., is a senior software engineer in the Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program for MoodNetwork. She is interested in developing technological advancements to improve an individual’s experience with using internet-based tools. Nicha believes that building a web service platform is essential for both doctors and patients to communicate and improve the lives of the patients with mood disorders.

Program Manager

 Phebe, MPH

Phebe Olorunfemi, MPH

Phebe Olorunfemi, M.P.H., is a program manager at the DCBI. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Plymouth State University and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Arizona, with a concentration in Health Services Administration. In her role as program manager, she manages multiple projects and oversees the operations of the clinical and research program at the DCBI.

Resource Specialist

 Tarayia, MS

Tarayia Greene, MS

Tarayia Greene, M.S., is a resource specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She graduated from Lasell University in 2014 with a focus in healthcare management and has lived in Boston most of her life. With a background in community outreach and healthcare delivery, she supports the clinic with multiple projects by providing resources to patients in order to successfully navigate treatment goals.

Clinical Intern

 Evan Albury, BS

Alexandra Gold, MA

Alexandra Gold, M.A, is a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and is currently a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at Boston University. Alexandra's research broadly focuses on utilizing translational methods to inform treatment development in bipolar disorder. Alexandra's recent work, for which she received a National Institute of Mental Health F31 award, evaluated impairments in risk avoidance among individuals with bipolar disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Practicum Student

 Jessica Mow, MA

Jessica Mow, MA

Jessica Mow, M.A., is a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Boston University. She is completing her third clinical training year at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Her previous clinical practicum experience includes training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University and the Center for Early Detection, Assessment & Response to Risk (CEDAR). Her research interests include using neuroimaging and mobile technologies to better understand contributors to motivation in serious mental illness with the goal of improving existing treatments. Her graduate research is conducted through the Approach Motivation and Participation (AMP) Lab at Boston University (PI: Daniel Fulford, PhD). She received her undergraduate degree in cognitive and brain sciences at Tufts University.

Clinical Research Coordinators

 Evan Albury, BS

Evan Albury, BS

Evan Albury, B.S., graduated from Florida State University in 2020 and is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Her research interests include refining and enhancing risk assessment approaches in order to enhance quality of care for individuals with serious mental illness and those at an elevated suicide risk. Upon completing her time at Massachusetts General Hospital, Evan hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

 Audrey Stromberg, BA

Audrey Stromberg, BA

Audrey Stromberg, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Audrey graduated from Amherst College in 2020 and plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology following her time at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is interested in discovering patterns of emotional responses within different behavior settings and leveraging these relationships to develop and implement more personalized treatment programs.

 Noah French, BA

Noah French, BA

Noah French, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Noah is particularly interested in the cognitive biases that maintain mood and anxiety disorders and leveraging his background in computer programming to develop technology-based interventions for these disorders.

Nicole Stephan, BS

Nicole Stephan, BS

Nicole Stephan, BS, graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2019 and is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Her research interests include investigating the relationship between environmental health and mental health, specifically within mood disorders. She is dedicated to advancing health equity and understanding mental health disorders from a public health lens. Nicole plans to pursue a Master of Public Health following her time at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 Bilal, BA

Bilal Wurie, BA

Bilal Wurie, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. He graduated from Harvard University in 2021 and intends to pursue an M.D. in psychiatry and an M.PH. in public health. He is interested in optimizing mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. He is also interested in addressing how social determinants of health influence mental health disparities, and developing identity-informed mental health models.

 Matan, BA

Matan Levine-Janach, BA

Matan Levine-Janach, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Matan graduated from Williams College in 2021 and plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. His research interests include identifying the mechanisms underlying treatments for mood disorders, and investigating which individual difference factors may moderate the effectiveness of such treatments.

 Caylin, BS

Caylin Faria, BS

Caylin Faria, B.S., is a clinical research coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Caylin graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2020. Her research interests involve investigating the factors that contribute to mood and anxiety disorders, and developing new standards of care. She is especially passionate about the impact of social factors on treatment effectiveness, particularly within marginalized groups. Following her time at Massachusetts General Hospital, Caylin hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

 Spencer, BA

Yunfeng (Spencer) Deng, BA

Yunfeng (Spencer) Deng, B.A., is a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. Spencer graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2021 and intends to pursue an PH.D. in Clinical Psychology. Spencer is broadly interested in the potential mechanisms underlying individual differences in trajectories to mood and anxiety disorders. She is also interested in studying how cultural factors, or other sociodemographic factors, could contribute to individual differences in psychopathology.


Previous Clinical Research Coordinators

Nevita George, BS

Alec Shannon, BS

Sophie Greenebaum, BA

Selen Amado, BA

Marina Rakhilin, BS


Current Social Media and Digital Communications Interns

Elma DeSousa

Rachel Dong

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