Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Meet the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Physicians
Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Practice Specialty
- Medical Education
- Yale University School of Medicine
- Boston Children's Hospital, McLean Hospital
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor and University Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Administrative Title
- Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pediatrics
- Clinical Focus
Complex mood and anxiety disorders
- Research Focus
Novel treatments for refractory major depressive disorder; biomarkers of depression and treatment response; early-onset depression and depressive comorbidity; cross-cultural mental health; design, conduct and ethical dimensions of human research and medical education
Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD, graduated from Yale College summa cum laude with majors in psychology and philosophy and received his MD from Yale School of Medicine and a PhD in behavioral pharmacology from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge on a Marshall Scholarship.
Dr. Alpert completed residency training in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and in psychiatry at McLean Hospital. He held a number of leadership roles at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, including Associate Chief of Psychiatry, with responsibility over ambulatory, inpatient and emergency services. He also served as Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, one of the nation's leading centers for mood disorders research, as well as IRB Chair and Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Behavioral Health Executive Committee.
Dr. Alpert was active in medical student education at Harvard Medical School, where he served as Director for Medical Student Education for Psychiatry over the seven Harvard-affiliated departments of Psychiatry. He was also the inaugural incumbent of the Joyce R. Tedlow Chair in the Field of Depression Studies at Harvard Medical School.
He has served as a member of the Board of the National Network of Depression Centers and founding chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education.
Dr. Alpert is a reviewer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and member of the PCORI Mood Network Executive Steering Committee. He has authored over 200 publications and has received numerous recognitions for teaching and mentorship.