Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH

Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH

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Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH
Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH

Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH

Senior Research Psychiatrist

Adele C. Viguera, MD, MPH

Senior Research Psychiatrist

Adele C. Viguera, M.D., M.P.H., is a Senior Research Psychiatrist with the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital since 1996.  She is also Associate Director of the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Viguera received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, and served her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 2003, she earned an M.P.H degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Viguera’s research, teaching and clinical activities focus on women’s mental health, specifically psychiatric disorders across the female reproductive life-cycle. Her area of interest is major mood disorders, in particular bipolar disorder, associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period.

She has received several highly competitive federal and private foundation grants including: (1) an NIMH K23 Career Development Award (K23 MH-11609), focused on The Course of Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period; (2) two consecutive National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator research Awards for the study of Neonatal Outcome Following Exposure to Lithium (3) a Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Fellowship Claflin Award on Screening for Antenatal Bipolar Disorder associated with Maternal Morbidity and Adverse Neonatal Outcome; and (4) a R01 award from The National Institute of Mental health for a multi-site collaborative study with Emory School of Medicine on Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy: Predictors of Morbidity (Collaborative Grant: R01 MH 071762 [Viguera]; R01 MH 07153 [Newport]).