Louisa Grandin Sylvia, Ph.D.

PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Temple University 2007
affect; allostasis; antimanic agents; antipsychotic agents; bipolar disorder; comparative effectiveness research; cyclothymic disorder; exercise; exercise therapy; lithium; lithium compounds; metabolic diseases; neurogenesis; nutrition therapy; patient dropouts; periodicity; psychotherapy    

Dr. Louisa Sylvia is a staff psychologist and associate director at Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of the Office for Women’s Careers at Massachusetts General, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sylvia’s major research interests are developing resilience and wellness programs for individuals with mood disorders. She has received funding to develop in-person, therapist administered lifestyle and sleep interventions for individuals with serious mental illness as well as online, self-directed programs to increase physical activity and overall wellness.

Dr. Sylvia received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and completed her psychology internship at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Dr. Sylvia is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Research and Psychopathology, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy  

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