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Carl Fulwiler, MD, Psychiatry, Cambridge, MA


Psychiatry Cambridge, MA

Chair and Chief, Harvard Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance. Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

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  • Dr. Fulwiler is Chair and Chief, Harvard Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fulwiler’s career in public sector psychiatry has focused on improving behavioral health outcomes for underserved populations by integrating novel clinical, population health, research, and training approaches. He is an internationally recognized expert in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and directs MBCt professional teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at CHA and Harvard Medical School.

Education & Training

  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityPhD, Neurobiology, 1988 - 1994
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1984 - 1987
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumInternship, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1984
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineClass of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1994 - 2025
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Grant Support

  • Mind and health: developing a neural marker for mindfulness, a pathway to healthNIH2014–2017
  • Keeping weight off: Brain changes associated with healthy behaviorsNIH2014–2017
  • Personality/Biochemical Traits And Aggression In Neuropsychiatric DiseaseNational Center For Research Resources1998–1999
  • A Genetic Approach To Vertebrate Neural DevelopmentNational Institute Of Mental Health1990–1993

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience