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Berman, Noah , PhD

Assistant in Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Noah Berman is an Assistant in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berman received his Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Berman’s interest in OCD began in 2006 when he served as a clinical research assistant on a multi-site treatment study for pediatric OCD at Brown University School of Medicine. Since then, Dr. Berman has worked on several studies focused on the etiology, maintenance and treatment of OCD.  At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Berman has received multiple internally and externally funded grants to support his research endeavors. Specifically, the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation and the Livingston Award for Young Investigators at Harvard Medical School funded his examination of the generational transmission of information processing biases in OCD.  Recently, Dr. Berman received funding from the Kaplen Fellowship in Depression at Harvard Medical School to support his investigation into the mechanisms by which a depressed mood interferes in effective cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with OCD. 

Dr. Berman has received numerous awards for his excellence in research and teaching.  He has also published nearly 30 articles on the phenomenology, clinical features, and treatment of OCD and Related Disorders in individuals across the lifespan. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Obsessive and Compulsive Related Disorders and is an ad-hoc reviewer for over a dozen peer-review journals.  Dr. Berman is a member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He also maintains an active private practice in which he provides empirically-based assessment and treatment for OCD and Related Disorders.