Brandon Bergman, Ph.D.

PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Nova Southeastern University 2012
addiction outcomes; addiction treatment; adolecents; alcoholics anonymous; alcoholism; diagnosis dual (psychiatry); mental disorders; recovery; residential treatment

Brandon Bergman, Ph.D., is the Associate Director and a Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI). He writes and helps oversee content for a range of institute materials, including the website and Recovery Bulletin. Dr. Bergman has specialized knowledge in recovery processes and outcomes during the developmental stage of emerging adulthood (18-29 years), community-based resources to extend and enhance addiction treatment outcomes, as well as recovery-specific social network sites and other forms of digital recovery management. Of note, he lead the first ever study to examine how individuals actively engage with, and perceive benefit from participating on, a large, recovery-specific social network site (

Dr. Bergman is a licensed psychologist, having completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, and his psychology internship and addiction psychology postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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