Meet Our Team
Dr. David H. Rosmarin
Dr. Rosmarin (pronouns: he/him), is the director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosmarin’s program of research examines the relevance of spiritual/religious issues to psychopathology and its treatment. He has published over 100 manuscripts, editorials, and chapters, and served as co-editor of the Handbook of Spirituality, Religion and Mental Health.
Dr. Caroline C. Kaufman
Dr. Kaufman (pronouns: she/her) is a postdoctoral fellow in the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and has a dual appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaufman’s main research interests are in the intersection of trauma, alcohol use, and spirituality among first responders (i.e., law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics) and other groups exposed to adversity. She is interested in developing spiritually integrated treatments to address overlapping posttraumatic stress and alcohol misuse in psychiatric settings.
Sean Adam Minns
Sean (pronouns: he/him) is a senior clinical research assistant in the Spirituality & Mental Health and Program at McLean Hospital. Sean combines art, science and technology to provide more accessible and culturally sensitive psychosocial treatment for behavioral health. In the Spirituality & Mental Health Program, he oversees the development and testing of the new DigitalSoul smartphone app, and assists with developing a video-based training course in Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient Residential & Intensive Treatment (SPIRIT).
Mia (pronouns: she/her) is a senior clinical research assistant in the Spirituality & Mental Health Program, and the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital. She manages several datasets to explore spirituality and mental health in collaboration with laboratories and clinical programs throughout McLean Hospital.
Poorvi (pronouns: she/her) is a clinical research assistant in the Spirituality & Mental Health Program at Mclean Hospital, as well as the Meditation Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She assists with neuroscience studies on spirituality and mental health.
Dr. Steven Pirutinsky
Dr. Pirutinsky (pronouns: he/him) is a data scientist in the Spirituality & Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital, and an Associate Professor at Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (New York, NY). He oversees the development of a brief psychometric scale to assess spirituality for mental health science and clinical practice, and provides advanced statistical consulting for many other research projects.
Rev. Angelika A. Zollfrank
MDiv, BCC, ACPE, HEC – C
Angelika (pronouns: she/her) is an ordained minister, chaplain, and director of Clinical Pastoral Education within the Spirituality & Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital. She provides spiritual guidance and insight for our DigitalSoul and SPIRIT projects and serves as a liaison between our research team and the clinical staff at McLean Hospital.
Rev. Alissa Oleson, MDiv
Alissa (pronouns: she/her) is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American and part-time chaplain at McLean Southeast. She provides guidance for our research projects and serves as a liaison between our research team and the clinical staff at McLean Hospital.
Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD
Director, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research
Marisa M. Silveri, PhD
Director, Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, McLean Hospital
Cheri L. Marmarosh, PhD
Director of the Center for the International Study of Spirituality and Mental Health
Avijit Chowdhury, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Meditation Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Clinical Training in SPIRIT
Previously we developed Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient Residential & Intensive Treatment (SPIRIT) and evaluated its utility to over 1400 acute psychiatric patients at...
Neuroscience of Prayer Study
The goal of the Neuroscience of Prayer Study is to use advanced human neuroscience techniques to provide foundational contributions to our understanding of the role of the brain...
Spirituality & Alcohol/Substance Use Among Adolescents
In collaboration with the McLean Hospital Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, we are evaluating the relevance of spirituality to initiation and use of...
Spirituality & Geriatric Psychiatry
Our longstanding collaboration with the McLean Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program evaluates the relevance of spirituality to older adults, with a focus on mood...
Harvard Index of Spirituality & Religion (H-INSPIRE)
Research and clinical assessment of spirituality is encumbered by a lack of measurement. We are developing a brief 6-item scale to assess for positive and negative facets of...
DigitalSoul is a mental health app being developed by our program that provides acute psychiatric patients with the opportunity to integrate spirituality into their treatment....
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