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Katherine Burdick, PhD

Katherine Burdick, PhD, is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and directs the Mood and Psychosis Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She holds an academic rank of Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in clinical neuropsychology from the City University of New York and completed predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Her research has focused on identifying persistent cognitive deficits in major psychiatric disorders, understanding their etiologies, and directly targeting them with treatment. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple book chapters ranging from psychometric studies of cognition in psychosis to effects of genetic variation on cognition and the methodologies used in genome-wide studies of cognition. Dr. Burdick’s work has been consistently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veteran’s Association, foundations, and private donors.


Alexandra Adamis, BS
Research Assistant
Julia Potter, BA
Research Assistant
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Meg Shanahan, MHS
Senior Program Manager
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Sarah Rose Slate, BA
Research Assistant
Rachel Van Boxtel, BS
Research Assistant
Jessica Busler, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Meredith Deal, MS
Research Specialist
Julia Lebovitz, BA
Research Assistant
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Jessica Lipschitz, PhD
Affiliated Investigator
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Pamela Mahon, PhD
Affiliated Investigator
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Caitlin Millett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jennifer Nicoloro-SantaBarbara, PhD
Affiliated Investigator
Sarah Poolman, BA
Administrative Assistant


Alejandro Szmulewicz
Doctoral student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Former Staff

Cierra Harper, research assistant, enrolled in medical school 2019

Alexandra Corrigan, MD, research specialist, began residency 2020

Jessica Poskus, research assistant, enrolled in graduate school 2021

Postdoctoral fellowships available:

  • Statistical experience and research background preferred
  • Clinical experience or strong interest in gaining clinical research experience
  • Interest in cognition in major psychiatric illness

If interested, please contact Dr. Burdick at


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