Dr. Kristina Cieslak graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2015, and is resident in the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Her research interests center on improving quality of life and health outcomes for individuals with serious mental illness in the community setting.
In conjunction with the MGH Schizophrenia Program, Freedom Trail Clinic, MGH Department of Medicine and Diabetes Center, she is conducting a study of and co-leading an educational and behavioral group intervention for individuals with schizophrenia and diabetes. Other projects include providing academic detailing to primary care physicians as a part of the PCORI project “Integrated Smoking Cessation Treatment for Smokers with Serious Mental Illness” and working to improve engagement of psychiatric patients in smoking cessation treatment in the inpatient setting.
She plans to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist and educator, with aims to directly serve in a clinical capacity, design, conduct, and implement projects to improve quality of life and health-related outcomes for those with SMI, and educate patients and prescribers on clinical best practices.