Aisha Usmani, Ph.D., is the Director of the Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program and staff psychologist at the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School. She is an Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Usmani specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD and OCD spectrum disorders, tic disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors, including trichotillomania and skin picking, and other related disorders. Her research experiences include management of research programs and providing assessment and protocol-based treatment for studies, including an RO1 grant. She also enjoys supervising clinical psychology graduate and postdoctoral students. Dr. Usmani completed her postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University and The Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS), where she gained expertise in evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, including acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University, where she focused on cognitive-behavioral treatments.
Amanda Baker, Ph.D., is an Assistant in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Baker completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Connecticut College and graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Boston University. Her clinical and research interests involve mediators and moderators of the etiology and cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety, OC spectrum and mood disorders. Dr. Baker received funding from Harvard Medical School through the Livingston Award for Young Investigators to conduct research on anxiety sensitivity and suicidality in OC spectrum and anxiety disorders.
Angela Fang, Ph.D. is an Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fang completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Boston University. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School for her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship, and is a licensed psychologist. She has received funding from the Harvard University Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, and the International OCD Foundation, to examine the role of oxytocin in body dysmorphic disorder, both as a biomarker of social cognitive impairments, and as an investigational agent to improve biases in social cognition. Dr. Fang has recently been awarded a 5-year K23 career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the brain correlates of self-focused processing in body dysmorphic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Her clinical interests include the cognitive-behavioral treatment (and other evidence-based approaches) of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders including OCD, BDD, and eating disorders.
Anne Chosak, Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chosak received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from SUNY at Albany in 2000. She received her post-doctoral training at the OCD Clinic at MGH and was licensed in 2002. Dr. Chosak’s clinical and research background is in anxiety disorders of adulthood. Her current clinical and research interests and activities involve the OCD spectrum disorders of adulthood, including OCD, BDD, and trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling). In addition, Dr. Chosak currently supervises interns for the MGH clinical psychology internship program.
Daniel Geller, M.D., founded the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tic Disorder Research Program in 1992. The program provides clinical service and engages in research related to OCD, tic and related disorders and is a resource for teaching and trainee supervision in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Department. Clinical service caters to children and adolescents needing diagnostic consultation, pharmacotherapy, or treatment recommendations and is provided in co-operation with CBT psychologists inside and outside of the MGH system. MGH has one of the largest clinics of children and adolescents with OCD in the US, serving the entire northeastern region. Research activity in the program has focused on the causes, phenomenology, developmental expression, psychiatric correlates, familial patterns, genetics, treatment and outcome of OCD and related disorders that onset in youth.
Dr. Darin D. Dougherty is the Medical Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital, the Director of the Neurotherapeutics Division in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH, the Director of the Mood Disorders Section of the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Neuroimaging Group, and the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Neuroimaging Group. Dr. Dougherty is also the Director of Medical Education at the Massachusetts General Hospital Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute and the Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Trichotillomania Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Dougherty is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Clinical Associate at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Publications by Dr. Dougherty
Jennifer L. Greenberg, Psy.D., Director of Translational Research at the OCD and Related Disorders Program, is Assistant in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Greenberg received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2008. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Greenberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and sees patients through the OCD and Related Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in private practice. Her clinical and research background is in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of body image and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders across the lifespan, with an emphasis on BDD. Her primary research interest resides in treatment outcome and cognitive risk factors that may play a role in the etiology and maintenance of these disorders. Clinically, she treats adolescents and adults with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including BDD and OCD, and eating disorders.
Jennifer Ragan, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program. She is staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ragan received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. There, Dr. Ragan received extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and provided supervision to junior clinicians through Dr. Michael Telch’s Anxiety Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. She then completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral training through Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ragan is now a licensed psychologist and sees patients through the OCD clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and in private practice. Her clinical interests are broad, in that she treats patients suffering from anxiety, mood, and eating disorders using both individual and group modalities. Her research interests center around the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder through Dr. Sabine Wilhelm’s research lab.
Jessica Rasmussen, Ph.D., is an Assistant in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. During graduate school, Dr. Rasmussen received cognitive-behavioral training in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, as well as specialized training in the treatment of compulsive hoarding. Her research interests focus on the etiology, maintenance and treatment of compulsive hoarding and OCD. She also specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders and body dysmorphic disorder.
Lisa Zakhary, M.D., Ph.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, completed her residency in general psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She earned a Ph.D. in molecular neurobiology during her medical training. She is Assistant in Psychiatry at MGH and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zakhary is Co-director of Psychopharmacology at the OCD and Related Disorders Program and Director of Psychopharmacology in the Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit. In addition, she co-founded the MGH Comprehensive Skin Management Clinic, a multi-disciplinary dermatology/psychiatry clinic which provides treatment for patients with a variety of psychodermatologic conditions including compulsive skin picking, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder.
Maria Lynn Buttholph, M.D., has been a staff psychiatrist and member of the Obsessive Compulsive Clinic since 1988. She participated in the original clinical trials that helped to determine effective medications for the treatment of OCD. She has treated a large number of patients with OCD, as well as OCD spectrum disorders including trichotillomania. She has published numerous papers and has written a chapter about OCD and pregnancy. She is an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School and at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Sprich is the Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Her primary research interests are cognitive-behavioral treatment of ADHD in adults and adolescents, and cognitive-behavioral treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum disorders in children, adolescents in adults. She is currently involved in research projects targeting BDD in adults, OCD in children and adolescents and ADHD in adolescents. Clinically, she treats adults with anxiety, ADHD, mood and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum disorders. She also teaches seminars and does supervision with the interns and residents at MGH.
Thilo Deckersbach, Ph.D., is a Staff Psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Deckersbach specializes in the neuropathology and neuroimaging of Tourette Syndrome (TS), related tic disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for studies investigating habit reversal versus supportive therapy in the treatment of children and adults with TS and chronic tics. Dr. Deckersbach’s research is funded by the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, as well as the Clinical Research and Training Program at Harvard Medical School.