Lisa LaRowe, PhD


Instructor in Investigation
Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
PhD Syracuse University 2021
aging; alcohol and other drug use disorders; behavioral medicine; chronic pain; clinical psychology; exercise; nicotine dependence; opioid-related disorders; physical fitness; smoking cessation; substance abuse; treatment adherence

Dr. LaRowe is a research faculty member at the Mongan Institute Center for Aging and Serious Illness. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University and her predoctoral clinical psychology internship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. She subsequently completed an NIA F32-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Dr. LaRowe’s research program employs a multi-method approach to explicate mechanisms underlying health behavior change among midlife/older adults with chronic pain, and to develop tailored intervention approaches to promote adherence to healthful behaviors (e.g., substance cessation, physical activity) among this population. The ultimate goal of this work is to optimize healthy aging by reducing the burden of chronic pain, and by improving the well-being and quality of life of aging adults with chronic pain.