Our Team

Gene

Beresin, M.D.

Dr. Gene Beresin is executive director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a full professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and senior educator in child and adolescent psychiatry at MGH. He received a B.A. in music from Princeton University, and an M.A. in philosophy along with his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ellen

Braaten, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at MGH, and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Braaten received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. in psychology from Colorado State University.

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Steven

Schlozman, M.D.

Dr. Steven Schlozman is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He also serves as course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology. Dr. Schlozman practices child and adult psychiatry at MGH, where he is the primary consultant to the pediatric transplant service. He received B.A.s in English and biology from Stanford University, and his M.D. from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine.

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Deirdre

Phillips, Managing Director

Deedee Phillips is Managing Director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. From 2008 through 2015, Deedee served as Executive Director of The Autism Consortium, a unique clinical and research collaboration based at Harvard Medical School that contributed to making Boston a nationally respected center for autism research and care.   Deedee previously served as a senior executive at Bank Boston, FleetBoston and Putnam Investments, from 1984 – 2007, where she managed relationships with public officials, communicated policy positions and represented these companies in Washington.

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Sara

Rattigan, Communications Director

Sara Rattigan is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a public health communicator whose passion has always centered around innovative approaches to health education and health promotion for youth of all ages.

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Eliza

Abdu-Glass, Research Assistant

Eliza Abdu-Glass is the research assistant for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and also serves as the Youth Outreach Worker for the Mass General Revere Youth Zone. Eliza received her B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Connecticut College in May 2016. Before joining the Clay Center team, Eliza held a research internship at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and worked under the Child Life Specialist at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Eliza feels lucky to be learning so much about mental health education from The Clay Center team and hopes to one day further pursue a career in child and adolescent psychology.

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