Enrico Mezzacappa, MD

Residency Training Director; Senior Associate in Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7605
  • Fax: 617-730-0428

Medical Services


  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Community Mental Health
  • Training and Education


  • Psychiatry


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  • Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships (BCHNP)
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Experience and Education



Rutgers College, 1971-1975

New Brunswick, NJ

Medical School

Catholic University, 1975-1982

Rome, Italy


Boston Children's Hospital, 1985-1987

Boston, MA


SUNY Health Sciences Center, 1982-1983

Brooklyn, NY


SUNY Health Sciences Center, 1983-1985

Brooklyn, NY



My research involves the study of developmental pathways into stable, aggressive variants of Conduct Disorder. The areas of investigation involved in this research include assessment of growth and change in executive functions, and how the development of executive functions is shaped by the home environment and parenting practices


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  1. Schram P, Harris SK, Van Hook S, Forman S, Mezzacappa E, Pavlyuk R, Levy S. Implementing Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Education in a Pediatric Residency Curriculum. Subst Abus. 2015; 36(3):332-8.
  2. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Hsin O, Gumlak S, Kimball K, Rober A, Azeem MW, Hickory M, Mrakotsky C, Torres A, Mezzacappa E, Bourgeois B, Biederman J. Comparing stimulant effects in youth with ADHD symptoms and epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Jul; 36:102-7.
  3. Mezzacappa E, Hamoda HM, DeMaso DR. Promoting scholarship during child and adolescent psychiatry residency. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 01; 36(6):443-7.
  4. Mezzacappa E, Buckner JC, Earls F. Prenatal cigarette exposure and infant learning stimulation as predictors of cognitive control in childhood. Dev Sci. 2011 Jul; 14(4):881-91.
  5. Hamoda HM, Bauer MS, DeMaso DR, Sanders KM, Mezzacappa E. A competency-based model for research training during psychiatry residency. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr; 19(2):78-85.
  6. Buckner JC, Mezzacappa E, Beardslee WR. Self-regulation and its relations to adaptive functioning in low income youths. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009 Jan; 79(1):19-30.
  7. MacMillan CM, Korndörfer SR, Rao S, Fleisher CA, Mezzacappa E, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. A comparison of divalproex and oxcarbazepine in aggressive youth with bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Pract. 2006 Jul; 12(4):214-22.
  8. Mezzacappa E. Alerting, orienting, and executive attention: developmental properties and sociodemographic correlates in an epidemiological sample of young, urban children. Child Dev. 2004 Sep-Oct; 75(5):1373-86.
  9. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Raches D, Wilens TE, Leichtner A, Mezzacappa E. Retrospective study of hepatic enzyme elevations in children treated with olanzapine, divalproex, and their combination. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Oct; 42(10):1227-33.
  10. Buckner JC, Mezzacappa E, Beardslee WR. Characteristics of resilient youths living in poverty: the role of self-regulatory processes. Dev Psychopathol. 2003; 15(1):139-62.
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  12. Mezzacappa ES, Kelsey RM, Katkin ES, Sloan RP. Vagal rebound and recovery from psychological stress. Psychosom Med. 2001 Jul-Aug; 63(4):650-7.
  13. Stone AA, Mezzacappa ES, Donatone BA, Gonder M. Psychosocial stress and social support are associated with prostate-specific antigen levels in men: results from a community screening program. Health Psychol. 1999 Sep; 18(5):482-6.
  14. Mezzacappa E, Earls F. The adolescent with conduct disorder. Adolesc Med. 1998 Jun; 9(2):363-71.
  15. Goldman SJ, D'Angelo EJ, DeMaso DR, Mezzacappa E. Physical and sexual abuse histories among children with borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1992 Dec; 149(12):1723-6.
  16. DeMaso DR, Mezzacappa E, Goldman SJ. Recruitment and training of child and adolescent psychiatry residents from pediatrics. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1992 Nov; 31(6):1100-4.
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