Felipe Fregni, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (NonCl)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mass General Research Institute
Research Staff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH Harvard University 2007
PhD University of Sao Paulo 2004
MD University of Sao Paulo Medical School 1999
depressive disorder, major; electric stimulation; electric stimulation therapy; motor cortex; prefrontal cortex; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Felipe Fregni (MD, PhD, MPH), is the Director of the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as well as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. He is also the course director for the HMS continuing medical education course, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, a 6-month distance learning course. It focuses on promoting collaboration and bringing clinical research education to practicing clinicians worldwide.

Currently, his research is focused on understanding neuroplastic changes associated with conditions such as chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke, using non-invasive brain stimulation as an investigative tool for such aims. In addition, his laboratory is comprised of about 15 research fellows and staff, and is a training center for clinical research and neuromodulation methodology. Dr. Fregni’s laboratory is funded by several sponsors including NIH, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, CIMIT, and the RJG Foundation.