Bruce M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Bruce M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.


Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry Harvard University
Director, Shervert Frazier Research Institute McLean Hospital

Dr. Cohen is President Emeritus and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at McLean Hospital. As the current Director of the hospital’s Frazier Research Institute, he leads a consortium of investigators and clinicians using laboratory, brain imaging and clinical research techniques to develop new treatments for the most severe brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. He has won awards for his research, teaching and clinical work.

Dr. Cohen has been associated with McLean since his residency. As Senior Vice President for research and teaching, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the nation’s largest program of research in a private psychiatric hospital. During his presidency, from 1997 through 2005, the number of patients and research projects reached the highest level in the hospital’s history. He was Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Founding Director of the McLean Brain Imaging Center.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1988, 1996 and 2011