John Kelley, Ph.D.


Investigator, Senior
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Research Staff
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD University of Oregon 1997
clinical outcomes; patient-doctor communication; placebo effect; psychometrics

John M. Kelley, PhD, is Deputy Director of the Program in Placebo Studies & the Therapeutic Encounter, Professor of Psychology at Endicott College, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He also maintains a private practice in general psychotherapy. John earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University, and MS and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon.

In addition to his expertise in psychotherapy, John has a significant background in statistics, research design, and psychometric measurement and he has served as a co-investigator or consultant on eight National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants.