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Randy Gollub, MD, Psychiatry, Charlestown, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital


Psychiatry Charlestown, MA

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • Office

    Building 120, 2nd Ave. Suite 101
    MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Division
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Phone+1 617-724-9602
    Fax+1 617-643-7340
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  • Dr. Randy L. Gollub is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital where she serves as the Associate Director of Translational Research in the Neuroimaging Research Program. The focus of Dr. Gollub's research is at the interface between the technological advancement of neuroimaging acquisition and analysis methods and their application to basic and clinical neuroscience in the service of developing viable neuroimaging biomarkers. Dr. Gollub has a long-standing commitment to biomedical education. A member of the affiliate faculty of the Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology division of Health Sciences Technology (HST), she serves as Co-Training Director of the HST Neuroimaging Training Program and was the originating Course Director for HST.583 fMRI Data Acquisition and Analysis.

    Dr. Gollub received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Northwestern, an M.D. and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology as an MSTP scholar at Duke University Medical School and completed her Psychiatry residency and a research fellowship in single unit electrophysiology at Yale. She has been on faculty at HMS/MGH since 1993.

Education & Training

  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center
    Yale-New Haven Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1987 - 1991
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineClass of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1993 - 2024
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1989 - 1994
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Analgesic Effects Evoked by Real and Imagined Acupuncture: A Neuroimaging Study  
    Randy Gollub, Lucy Chen, Jian Kong, Cerebral Cortex
  • Basal Ganglia Involvement in ARX Patients: The Reason for ARX Patients Very Specific Grasping?  
    Randy L Gollub, Jian Kong, ScienceDirect
  • Enhancing Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain by Boosting Expectancy: A Functional Neuroimaging Study  
    Jessica Gerber, Robert Edwards, Ajay D Wasan, Vitaly Napadow, Ted J Kaptchuk, Jian Kong, Randy L Gollub, ScienceDirect

Press Mentions

  • What's Happening
    What's HappeningFebruary 12th, 2016
  • Interaction Between Gene Variants May Alter Brain Function in Schizophrenia
    Interaction Between Gene Variants May Alter Brain Function in SchizophreniaNovember 7th, 2008
  • Does Parent-Child Bond Mirror That of Owner-Dog?
    Does Parent-Child Bond Mirror That of Owner-Dog?August 8th, 2018
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Grant Support

  • An FMRI Study Of Expectancy On Acupuncture Treatment Outcomes In Knee OANational Center For Complementary &Alternative Medicine2010–2012
  • FMRI Investigation Of Expectancy On AANational Center For Research Resources2006–2008
  • TrainingNational Institute Of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering2004–2008
  • Project 3National Center For Complementary &Alternative Medicine2007
  • MIND Institute Clinical Imaging Consortium StudyNational Center For Research Resources2005–2007
  • FMRI Study Of Expectancy On Acupuncture AnalgesiaNational Center For Complementary &Alternative Medicine2004–2005
  • FMRI And Opioid Neuroimaging Of Acupuncture AnalgesiaNational Center For Complementary &Alternative Medicine2002–2003
  • FMRI Of Cocaine Effects In Cocaine Abusing SchizophrenicNational Institute On Drug Abuse1999–2000
  • Characterization Of Remifentanil As An Imaging Probe For Drug Abuse ResearchNational Center For Research Resources1999–2000
  • Remifentanil As An Imaging Probe For Drug Abuse ResearchNational Center For Research Resources1999
  • FMRI Demonstration Of Opiate/Noradrenergic InteractionsNational Institute On Drug Abuse1995–1999
  • Functional Brain Mapping Of Noradrenergic-Opiate InteractionsNational Center For Research Resources1997

Hospital Affiliations