ALYSA DOYLE, Ph.D.
Dr. Doyle is a licensed child and adult clinical psychologist holding faculty appointments in the Center for Human Genetic Research and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently devoted to research full-time, she has previously conducted neuropsychological testing and outpatient psychotherapy within MGH as well as private practice.
Dr. Doyle completed a Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award that allowed in 2007, which permissioned her continued studies of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and train in molecular genetics methods. She has since successfully competed for several grants, including two R21 grants from the NIMH involving the utility of neurocognitive traits as ‘endophenotypes’ for ADHD. The latter of these grants incorporates neuroimaging phenotypes, reflecting a novel integration of relevant paradigms outside her primary area of expertise.
Dr. Doyle’s outstanding potential as an investigator was recognized by a 50th Anniversary Scholars in Medicine Fellowship from Harvard Medical School, whereby she underwent an investigation of shared familial risk between neurocognitive impairments and pediatric-onset bipolar disorder. Dr. Doyle has since begun further exploration of the conflated relationship between genes, cognition and developmental trajectories to severe adult psychopathology, and she has since launched a longitudinal genetic study in an MGH pediatric neuropsychology clinic.
Dr. Doyle was appointed as a member of the MGH ECOR Subcommittee for Review of Research Proposals (SRRP) in 2008, and was named a Consulting Editor for the APA journal Neuropsychology the following year. In addition to her review posts, Dr. Doyle co-chaired the neuropsychology subcommittee of the 2011 ADHD GWAS consortium. Dr. Doyle is a valued faculty member whose contributions also include clinical supervision of psychology fellows, mentoring of Harvard female graduate students, psychology and psychiatry lecture works, and instructing continuing medical education classes.