Christina Psaros, Ph.D.


PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychologist
Psychiatry-Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PHD Drexel University 2007
abortion spontaneous; adaptation psychological; aftercare; body image; depression; depression postpartum; fertilization; hiv infections; hiv prevention; hiv seropositivity; infertility; mass screening; medication adherence; physician's practice patterns; postpartum period; pregnancy complications infectious; sexual partners; smoking cessation; social stigma; south africa; uganda

Dr. Christina Psaros is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine service at MGH, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Psaros received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University in 2008, and did her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at MGH/HMS.

Dr. Psaros' clinical practice focuses on women's mental health, particularly the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as they occur during infertility, pregnancy, and the postpartum. Dr. Psaros' research focus is on understanding psychosocial aspects of HIV care and prevention, and developing interventions to support health, particularly among women. She has active projects in both the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Psaros has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and has written two book chapters. Notable work includes being among the first to publish results of an intervention designed to support adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV among sero-discordant couples in JAIDS. She has served or is currently serving as the principal investigator for six NIH-funded grants in the area of HIV, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals. She also mentors and supervises trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Service.