Andrea Spencer, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

MD, Harvard Medical School

Andrea Spencer, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Her primary research interest is improving treatment for ADHD in primary care settings. She is Board Certified in both Child and Adult Psychiatry after completing a dual residency at Mass General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She stayed at Mass General Hospital to work with Dr. Joseph Biederman in the Bressler Program for Autism at MGH. Dr. Spencer's research has been bolstered by grants such as the Dupont Warren and Livingston Awards. Outside of the medical field Dr. Spencer, a music major during her undergrad, plays viola with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.

2015 Child Intervention, Prevention and Services: National Institutes of Mental Health CHIPS Fellow
2011 Partners Healthcare: Global and Humanitarian Center of Expertise Travel Awardee
2007 Harvard Medical School: Paul Dudley White International Research Fellow

Rising Suicides in Black Children with ADHD: The Role of Discrimination
03/01/2021 - 02/28/2023 (PI)
Charles H. Hood Foundation

Developing a Pediatrics-based Social Needs Intervention to Reduce Disparities in ADHD Outcomes…
09/21/2018 - 08/31/2022 (PI)

(Moore Foundation) Transforming Behavioral Health Care for Underserved, Minority Children Through…
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2020 (PI)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


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  1. Surman C, Ceranoglu A, Vaudreuil C, Albright B, Uchida M, Yule A, Spencer A, Boland H, Grossman R, Rhodewalt L, Fitzgerald M, Biederman J. Does L-Methylfolate Supplement Methylphenidate Pharmacotherapy in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?: Evidence of Lack of Benefit From a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2019 Jan/Feb; 39(1):28-38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30566416; PMCID: PMC6750952; DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000990;
  2. Spencer AE, Chiang C, Plasencia N, Biederman J, Sun Y, Gebara C, Jellinek M, Murphy JM, Zima BT. Utilization of Child Psychiatry Consultation Embedded in Primary Care for an Urban, Latino Population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019; 30(2):637-652. PMID: 31130542; PMCID: PMC6750951; DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2019.0047;
  3. Spencer AE, Plasencia N, Sun Y, Lucke C, Haile H, Cronin R, Faraone SV, Jellinek M, Murphy JM, Biederman J. Screening for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbidities in a Diverse, Urban Primary Care Setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 10; 57(12):1442-1452. PMID: 30003797
  4. Spencer TJ, Bhide P, Zhu J, Faraone SV, Fitzgerald M, Yule AM, Uchida M, Spencer AE, Hall AM, Koster AJ, Feinberg L, Kassabian S, Storch B, Biederman J. The Mixed Opioid Receptor Antagonist Naltrexone Mitigates Stimulant-Induced Euphoria: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Naltrexone. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Mar/Apr; 79(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29617066; PMCID: PMC6548180; DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17m11609;
  5. Spencer TJ, Bhide P, Zhu J, Faraone SV, Fitzgerald M, Yule AM, Uchida M, Spencer AE, Hall AM, Koster AJ, Biederman J. Opiate Antagonists Do Not Interfere With the Clinical Benefits of Stimulants in ADHD: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Mixed Opioid Receptor Antagonist Naltrexone. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jan/Feb; 79(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28640990; PMCID: PMC6438372; DOI: 10.4088/JCP.16m11012;
  6. Wilens TE, Carrellas NW, Zulauf C, Yule AM, Uchida M, Spencer A, Biederman J. Pilot Data Supporting Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplementation in Medicated Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Deficits in Emotional Self-Regulation. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017 10; 27(8):755-756.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28661708; PMCID: PMC6913100; DOI: 10.1089/cap.2017.0080;
  7. Uchida M, Spencer AE, Kenworthy T, Chan J, Fitzgerald M, Rosales AM, Kagan E, Saunders A, Biederman J. A Pilot Study: Cardiac Parameters in Children Receiving New-Generation Antidepressants. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jun; 37(3):359-362. PMID: 28301398
  8. Spencer AE, Marin MF, Milad MR, Spencer TJ, Bogucki OE, Pope AL, Plasencia N, Hughes B, Pace-Schott EF, Fitzgerald M, Uchida M, Biederman J. Abnormal fear circuitry in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A controlled magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Apr 30; 262:55-62. PMID: 28235692
  9. Zaccagnino M, Gahagan S, Spencer A, Jellinek M, Stein MT. Sudden Onset of Refusal to Eat on Waking After a Nightmare in a 6-Year-Old Girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38 Suppl 1:S53-S55. PMID: 28141722
  10. Spencer AE, Biederman J. Drs Spencer and Biederman Reply. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 09; 77(9):e1150. PMID: 27780324
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