2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Brandon Bergman, PhD, Recovery Research Institute, Associate Director
Brandon Bergman, Ph.D., is the Associate Director and a Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bergman's research focuses on the utility of accessible, community-based services for substance use disorder (SUD), with particular interest in the developmental life stage of emerging adulthood (i.e., ages 18-29). His work, funded by a career development award (K23) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), integrates the contemporary social-technological ethos into existing models of SUD recovery. Specifically, Dr. Bergman is examining both emerging adults’ participation in online recovery communities and their network support for drinking and recovery on general-interest social network sites (e.g., Instagram). His work has been recognized by early career investigator awards at annual conferences for the Research Society on Alcoholism and the American Psychological Association. 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 a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, providing clinical services in private practice, and having been a staff psychologist at the Addiction Recovery Management Service, MGH’s outpatient SUD treatment program for adolescents and emerging adults.