Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Ph.D.


PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychologist
Psychiatry-Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director, Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Kent State University 2007
acute and chronic pain; aging; brain health; caregivers; clinical innovation; clinical trials; critical care; dementia; dyads; intervention development; mild cognitive impairment; mind body; mobile applications; neurofibromatoses; opioid prescribing policies; orthopedics; qualitative methods; stress and burnout; virtual interventions

Dr. Ana-Maria Vranceanu is the Founder and Director of the Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

She is the former Director of Behavioral Health Integration for the Behavioral Medicine Service and has developed multidisciplinary collaborations with medical practices within MGH including The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, The Neurofibromatosis Clinic, The Pain Clinic, The Mild Closed Head Injury Clinic, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

She is an expert in developing in person and live video skills interventions integrated within medical practices, to preserve health, promote recovery after surgery or injury and optimize management of chronic illness.

She has served as Principal Investigator on more than 15 foundation or federally funded research grants. She has over 150 publications and has edited the "MGH Book of Behavioral Medicine."

With her mentee, Dr. Zale, she has developed the Psychiatry Academy course "Foundamentals of Behavioral Health Interventions" that teaches basic skills necessary in working with medical patients, to mental health providers, primary and specialty care doctors. Dr. Vranceanu has also developed the Integrated Brain Health Elective within the APA approved Clinical Psychology Internship program at MGH/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Vranceanu has a particular interest in mentoring interns, postdocs, medical residents and junior faculty members, and has been awarded the Dorothy W. Cantor Leadership for Women in Psychology fellowship from the American Psychological Association.