Dr. Erin Dunn

Dr. Erin Dunn

Dr. Erin C. Dunn

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Erin C. Dunn is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist with expertise in genetics and epigenetics. Her research laboratory uses interdisciplinary approaches to better understand the social and biological factors that influence first onsets of depression among women, children, and adolescents (www.thedunnlab.com). Dr. Dunn is currently an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School and is affiliated with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard, and the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at MGH. She is Director of Research for the Brain Health Initiative, a

cutting-edge study based in the Florida Gulf Coast that aims to revolutionize what we know (and how we prevent and treat) brain health conditions across the lifespan (www.brainhealthinitiative.org). She has led several genetic studies that were the first of their kind; this work was recognized by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America through the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation through the Gerald R. Klerman Award, Honorable Mention. She is a 2017 recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS). In 2018, she was awarded a Rising Star award from One Mind. She tweets at @ErinDunnScD and maintains a blog called Said & Dunn (www.thedunnlab.com/blog).