Marisa M. Silveri, Ph.D.

Cerebrum -  Marisa Silveri - The Teenage Brain - December 2015 (thumbnailMarisa M. Silveri, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and director of the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health at McLean Hospital. Silveri uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study teen and emerging adult brain development, with a focus on identifying risk factors for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Silveri has received numerous awards and has more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She received a B.S. in biology/psychology from Union College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York at Binghamton.