Welcome to the Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. We provide addiction treatment, emergency psychiatric services, child and adolescent services, adult services, integrated behavioral health services and global and local research programs. Our faculty, clinicians and staff are deeply committed to providing excellent care to the diverse populations served by Boston Medical Center, the Boston Veterans Administration Health System, and our community health center partners.

Our programs focus on mitigating the social determinants of health and providing culturally sensitive care, training, and research. Explore our department, its outstanding clinical services, and world-class research and training opportunities below.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health-related crisis call our toll-free 24hr hotline: 1-800-981-HELP (4357). Telehealth is also available!

Contact Us

850 Harrison Ave (follow signs for Dowling) Boston, MA 02118
9th Floor
Dowling Building
617.414.4238
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m; Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Specialty Clinics

Boston Medical Center Emergency Services Program (BMC ESP)

We have three emergency service programs that provide comprehensive evaluation, intervention, and treatment for people in psychiatric crisis in the community. BEST provides these services to the community in the City of Boston, while other three programs provide emergency services in Cambridge, Somerville, and Fall River.

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights

The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) is a key program of the BMC Immigrant & Refugee Health Center (IRHC), a cross-departmental Center at BMC that provides one central place through which BMC's immigrant and refugee patients can get connected with the physical, mental and social services they need to heal and thrive.

Our Team

Psychiatrists & Psychologists

David C Henderson, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Global mental health capacity building

Joanna Piechniczek-Buczek, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

General adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry

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Michael A Dawes, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Addiction Psychiatry; Population Health as it relates to Patients with SUD and Co-occurring mental health disorders

Medical Directors

Natalija Bogdanovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Evidence-based psychopharmacology, Expert second opinion

Andrew B Clark, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Forensic psychiatry

Kevin M Donnelly-Boylen, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Mental Health

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Cara H Fuchs, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Integrated Behavioral Health; Healthy equity; Trauma-informed care

Adult Psychiatrists

Isidore L Berenbaum, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Physician Wellness, Geriatric Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Andrew B Clark, MD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Forensic psychiatry

Michael A Dawes, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Addiction Psychiatry; Population Health as it relates to Patients with SUD and Co-occurring mental health disorders

Barbara J Horner, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Consultation- Liaison psychiatry, OB(Women’s health), Renal patients and Transplantation psychiatry

Wendy Qiu, MD, PhD

Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Geriatric Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry

Asuma Tanaka, DO

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Special Interests

First Episode Psychosis

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Eugene O Uzogara, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Psychiatry

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Nurse Practitioners

Adult Psychologists

Santia Berberena, PsyD

Instructor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

adult mental health, bariatric medicine, health psychology and stress management techniques, interventions in clinical hypnosis, trauma informed interventions and care, Latino and Afro-Caribbean mental health, immigrant mental health, Native American mental health, cognitive and personality assessment

Jori A Berger-Greenstein, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Special Interests

Ethics, Bioethics, Trauma, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Eric G Devine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Addiction, anxiety, depression, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy

Leslie A Fishman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Spirituality

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Emily Ruth Kline, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Psychotic Disorders, First Episode Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Adolescents, Young Adults

Sarah E Valentine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Cognitive behavioral therapies for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders; sexual and gender minority (“LGBT”) health; discrimination-related stress

Adult Therapists and Clinical Social Workers

Victoria Chenevert, LCSW

Special Interests

Trauma, Gender, Sexuality, LGBTQ, Shame, Race-based trauma and stress, social justice and equity 

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Kendra Harris, LCSW

Special Interests

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD and Substance Use Disorders 

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Victoria Kachinski, LICSW

Special Interests

Women's Health, Pregnancy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ+ Health, Immigrant Rights, Chronic Illness, Life Transitions, Grief & Loss

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Kathryn Snyder, LCSW, MPH

Special Interests

Trauma, Sexual/Domestic Violence, Body Image and Disordered Eating, LGBTQ+ Identity and Health 

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Child Psychiatrists

Natalija Bogdanovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Evidence-based psychopharmacology, Expert second opinion

Andrea E Spencer, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Children, ADHD

Dana S Rubin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Special Interests

Neurodevelopmental disorders; Psychopharmacology; Assessment and treatment of special populations (children and adolescents with physical illnesses and developmental delays); Mental health education and consultation to pediatric specialty care

Amy M Yule, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Child Psychologists

Lovern R Moseley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Trauma/stressor-related, depressive, and disruptive behavior disorders; Trauma-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapies; Parenting skills training; Assessment and treatment of special populations (children and adolescents in foster care, families of Caribbean descent); Mental health education and consultation to the child welfare system; Christian counseling

Physician Associates

Research Overview

Through research, the Department of Psychiatry seeks to advance our understanding of the causes of and risk factors for psychiatric illnesses; to facilitate the development of more effective diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for a wide array of psychiatric disorders; and to improve the quality and accessibility of our mental health services. We conduct a wide range of research that include:

  • basic science
  • clinical trials
  • implementation science
  • health services research
  • qualitative and mixed-methods research
  • epidemiologic research
  • epigenetic research
  • community-based participatory research
  • biobank initiatives

Our research initiatives encompass a wide variety of specialties, including maternal and child mental health, veterans’ health, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction psychiatry, Alzheimer’s disease, refugee health, global psychiatry, depression, and serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.

We apply a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the complex mental health needs of our patients, in both global and local contexts. We are engaged in research projects in more than 15 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.  

Global & Local Center for Mental Health Disparities

The Global & Local Center for Mental Health Disparities aims to improve the mental health of global communities through clinical, research, and training initiatives. The Center works both locally in Boston and globally to build the capacity of our partners to provide mental health care, conduct research, and build the next generation of mental health professionals, all while ensuring our work is culturally informed.

Africa Global Mental Health Institute (AGMHI) 

The Africa Global Mental Health Institute works to equip mental health professionals in Africa with the tools they need to effectively care for those with mental illnesses, through training and education programs, research, and partnerships with key stakeholders.

    Residency and Fellowship Information

    The Department of Psychiatry is deeply committed to providing education for the next generation of psychiatric and clinical care providers. With our exceptionally diverse patient population and wide array of clinical services and research, we offer a unique place for providers to learn. We provide training opportunities for:

    Learn more about the educational programs by clicking on the links above and by visiting the Boston University School of Medicine website.  

    Affiliations

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    As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University School of Medicine.