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Seidman, Larry, PhD

Vice Chair, Public Psychiatry Division, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Neuropsychology Laboratory, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Dr. Seidman is Vice Chair (Research at MMHC), Public Psychiatry Division of the BIDMC, Director of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacological Research, funded by the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at MMHC since 1986. He has been a faculty member of the Clinical and Research Program of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit since 1991. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Neuropsychology and a member of a number of other editorial boards.

At Harvard Medical School he is currently Principal Investigator (PI) on several National Institute of Health grants designed to clarify the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia and is the PI of the Prodrome Treatment and Education grant funded by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, which funds a clinical program oriented to early intervention and prevention of psychotic illnesses.He has been PI of 20 grants lifetime and an investigator on more than 40 others. He has also been heavily involved in ADHD research over the past two decades

He is author of over 240 peer-reviewed papers and more than 30 other book chapters, reviews and other educationally relevant materials. He is an active teacher and clinician, particularly with respect to neurodevelopmental disorders in psychiatry. In the past, he was Director of Neuropsychological Training and Services at MMHC, and President of The Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society.