Brandon Bergman, Ph.D.

Associate Director

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Associate Director of the Recovery Research Institute

Brandon G. Bergman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI). He is also the RRI Associate Director of Communications, providing content and oversight for the RRI website, and the monthly RRI Recovery Bulletin. Dr. Bergman’s research targets the intersection between professional-clinical and freely accessible, community-based services for individuals with substance use disorder including, but not limited to, those in the life stage of emerging adulthood (i.e., ages 18-29). Dr. Bergman’s primary line of research, funded by a career development award (K23) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, examines the nature and utility of participation in online, digital recovery support services, as well as the use of social network site data to elucidate social-recovery processes. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, and his psychology internship and addiction psychology postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bergman is also a licensed clinical psychologist, actively treating individuals with substance use disorder and related problems, as well as family members who are supporting their loved ones with these conditions.

Additional Team

Additional Faculty/Staff

Aaron Yang

Clinical Research Coordinator

Agata Pietrzak

Clinical Research Coordinator

Akosua Dankwah, Dr.PH.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Alana Johnston

Clinical Research Coordinator


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