Hannah Brown, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

MD, Harvard Medical School
BA, Barnard College

Dr. Brown is a Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, where she completed residency training in adult psychiatry in the MGH/McLean program. Dr. Brown also completed a fellowship in schizophrenia at MGH. Her current clinical and research interests are in the field of schizophrenia. Her clinical work is centered in the First Episode and Early Psychosis Program and in the Acute Psychiatry Service.

Laboratory for Early Psychosis Research (LEAP)
09/01/2019 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
McLean Hospital NIH-NIMH

Livingston Award
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical Scho

Project RISE- First Episode Psychosis Program
11/01/2018 - 09/30/2021 (PI)


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  1. Gouse BM, Brown HE. Improving Outcomes in Schizophrenia-A Case for Initiation of Long-Acting Antipsychotics in Early-Phase Illness. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2224172.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35900769
  2. Schor SH, Gibbs JS, Gouse BM, Brown HE. A call to action: Increased mortality from COVID-19 among individuals with schizophrenia calls for coordinated vaccination efforts. Schizophr Res. 2022 Aug; 246:63-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35716577; DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2022.06.002;
  3. Gibbs JS, Kriegsman S, Brown HE. Dismantling Racial Inequities in Early Psychosis Family Psychoeducation. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Sep 01; 73(9):1065-1068. PMID: 35291816
  4. Tseng CJ, Gilbert TM, Catanese MC, Hightower BG, Peters AT, Parmar AJ, Kim M, Wang C, Roffman JL, Brown HE, Perlis RH, Zürcher NR, Hooker JM. In vivo human brain expression of histone deacetylases in bipolar disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 2020 07 08; 10(1):224. PMID: 32641695; DOI: 10.1038/s41398-020-00911-5;
  5. Brown HE, Feinstein S, Henderson DC. Working With Patients With Impaired Insight. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 07 01; 77(7):766-767.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32347904
  6. Browne J, Cather C, Zvonar V, Thayer K, Skiest H, Arntz D, Kritikos K, Schnitzer K, Brown H, Evins AE, Donovan A. Developing a Sound Body: Open Trial Results of a Group Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for Young Adults with Psychosis. Community Ment Health J. 2021 07; 57(5):864-871. PMID: 32524260
  7. Sonabend W A, Pellegrini AM, Chan S, Brown HE, Rosenquist JN, Vuijk PJ, Doyle AE, Perlis RH, Cai T. Integrating questionnaire measures for transdiagnostic psychiatric phenotyping using word2vec. PLoS One. 2020; 15(4):e0230663. PMID: 32243452; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230663;
  8. Brown HE, Freudenreich O, Fan X, Heard SO, Goff D, Petrides G, Harrington AL, Kane JM, Judge H, Hoeppner B, Fava M, Perlis RH. Efficacy and Tolerability of Adjunctive Intravenous Sodium Nitroprusside Treatment for Outpatients With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 07 01; 76(7):691-699. PMID: 30916714; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0151;
  9. Sellgren CM, Gracias J, Watmuff B, Biag JD, Thanos JM, Whittredge PB, Fu T, Worringer K, Brown HE, Wang J, Kaykas A, Karmacharya R, Goold CP, Sheridan SD, Perlis RH. Increased synapse elimination by microglia in schizophrenia patient-derived models of synaptic pruning. Nat Neurosci. 2019 03; 22(3):374-385. PMID: 30718903; DOI: 10.1038/s41593-018-0334-7;
  10. Hart KL, Brown HE, Roffman JL, Perlis RH. Risk tolerance measured by probability discounting among individuals with primary mood and psychotic disorders. Neuropsychology. 2019 Mar; 33(3):417-424. PMID: 30688494; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000506;
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2014 American Psychiatric Foundation: Early Academic Career Award
2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
2008 Harvard Medical School: Gerald S. Foster Award
2006 Soma Weiss Research Day: Select Presenter
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