Jessica Magidson

Jessica Magidson

I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2006 with a degree in psychology and women and gender studies. After graduating, I worked in health care research and consulting in Washington D.C., and then completed my Ph.D. training in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Harvard Medical School (HMS).

I am currently working as a clinical psychologist at MGH/ HMS. My specialization is in developing and testing behavioral intervention strategies to improve depression, substance use, as well as other self-care behaviors. I have a particular focus on chronic health conditions, such as HIV, and understanding how to improve management of these conditions in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. I have received federal funding from the N.I.H. to support this line of work and have published over 40 papers and book chapters on these topics. In addition to research, I also provide direct clinical services to patients suffering from anxiety and depression using mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches. In my free time, I absolutely love doing anything fitness or outdoors-related, including tennis, skiing, hiking, and yoga. You can read more about my research here, and more about my private practice in downtown Boston here.

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