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Eugene D'Angelo, PhD

Psychology Research
Hospital Title:
Chief, Division of Psychology; Director, Outpatient Psychiatry Service; Linda and Timothy O'Neill Chair in Psychology
Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Evidence-Based PracticeTreatment OutcomesDevelopmental Psychopathology
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Research Overview

Dr. Eugene D’Angelo’s professional work is guided by the conviction that evidence-based practice --- that is, assessments and treatments that have been evaluated through research -- is the most effective and efficient way to address the challenges of real world mental health service delivery to children and their families. As such, his work focuses on the enhancement of clinical outcomes through implementation of innovative mental health prevention and treatment efforts in complex clinical settings. The “real world” of clinical practice is an environment of complex co-occurring and severe psychopathology; diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural communities; contextual issues such as a patient’s motivation for change, family resources, and resiliencies/vulnerabilities. Additionally, there are a multiplicity of service system difficulties which adversely impact an individual’s access to care. His research efforts focus on  the “adaptations of evidence-based practices” in the following contexts:  1) adaptation of a family depression intervention for Latino families (D’Angelo, et al., 2009); 2) refinement of relaxation training which relies on use of relationally-based imagery with anxious Latino patients (LaRoche, et al); 3) adaptation of group treatment protocols to enhance clinical outcome (D’Angelo & Botta, 2007); and 4) evaluation of a multi-site NIMH adolescent group preventive intervention (Garber et al., 2009).
His research in developmental psychopathology focuses on the developmental and behavioral manifestations of early symptoms of psychosis, with a particular focus on identifying these clinically high risk youth who are also evidencing suicidal ideation. He is working on trying to better establish the parameters of risk for psychosis by focusing on refining identification of relevant behavioral symptoms below the age of 10 years and the cognitive correlates between the earliest features of disorganized thinking, social cognition, and interpersonal communication skills.

About Eugene D’Angelo

Dr. Eugene D’Angelo is Chief for the Division of Psychology and Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Services in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. D’Angelo holds the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Chair in Psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. D’Angelo received his PhD from the University of Michigan, completed his internship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Judge Baker Children’s Center/Boston Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. D’Angelo is a Past President of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and also of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.


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  1. Millner AJ, Augenstein TM, Visser KH, Gallagher K, Vergara GA, D'Angelo EJ, Nock MK. Implicit Cognitions as a Behavioral Marker of Suicide Attempts in Adolescents. Arch Suicide Res. 2018 Feb 26; 1-17.
  2. D'Angelo EJ, Lincoln SH, Morelli N, Graber K, Tembulkar S, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Suicidal behaviors and their relationship with psychotic-like symptoms in children and adolescents at clinical high risk for psychosis. Compr Psychiatry. 2017 10; 78:31-37.
  3. Norkett EM, Lincoln SH, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, D'Angelo EJ. Social cognitive impairment in 22q11 deletion syndrome: A review. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Jul; 253:99-106.
  4. Lincoln SH, Norkett EM, Frost KH, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, D'Angelo EJ. A Developmental Perspective on Social-Cognition Difficulties in Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Jan/Feb; 25(1):4-14.
  5. Lincoln SH, Norkett E, Graber K, Tembulkar S, Morelli N, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, D'Angelo E. Suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents with psychotic disorders. Schizophr Res. 2017 01; 179:13-16.
  6. D'Angelo EJ, Gallagher K. Capturing Psychologists' Work in Academic Health Settings: The Role of the Educational Value Unit (EVU). J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2016 Mar; 23(1):21-32.
  7. Brownstein CA, Kleiman RJ, Engle EC, Towne MC, D'Angelo EJ, Yu TW, Beggs AH, Picker J, Fogler JM, Carroll D, Schmitt RC, Wolff RR, Shen Y, Lip V, Bilguvar K, Kim A, Tembulkar S, O'Donnell K, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Overlapping 16p13.11 deletion and gain of copies variations associated with childhood onset psychosis include genes with mechanistic implications for autism associated pathways: Two case reports. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 May; 170A(5):1165-73.
  8. Cha CB, Glenn JJ, Deming CA, D'Angelo EJ, Hooley JM, Teachman BA, Nock MK. Examining potential iatrogenic effects of viewing suicide and self-injury stimuli. Psychol Assess. 2016 Nov; 28(11):1510-1515.
  9. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Enlow MB, D'Angelo E, Seidman LJ, Gumlak S, Kim A, Woodberry KA, Rober A, Tembulkar S, O'Donnell K, Hamoda HM, Kimball K, Rotenberg A, Oberman LM, Pascual-Leone A, Keshavan MS, Duffy FH. N100 Repetition Suppression Indexes Neuroplastic Defects in Clinical High Risk and Psychotic Youth. Neural Plast. 2016; 2016:4209831.
  10. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Bosquet Enlow M, D'Angelo E, Seidman LJ, Gumlak S, Kim A, Woodberry KA, Rober A, Tembulkar S, Graber K, O'Donnell K, Hamoda HM, Kimball K, Rotenberg A, Oberman LM, Pascual-Leone A, Keshavan MS, Duffy FH. Early auditory processing evoked potentials (N100) show a continuum of blunting from clinical high risk to psychosis in a pediatric sample. Schizophr Res. 2015 Dec; 169(1-3):340-345.
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  12. Duffy FH, D'Angelo E, Rotenberg A, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Neurophysiological differences between patients clinically at high risk for schizophrenia and neurotypical controls--first steps in development of a biomarker. BMC Med. 2015 Nov 02; 13:276.
  13. Cha CB, Augenstein TM, Frost KH, Gallagher K, D'Angelo EJ, Nock MK. Using Implicit and Explicit Measures to Predict Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Among Adolescent Inpatients. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Jan; 55(1):62-8.
  14. D'Angelo EJ, Augenstein TM. Developmentally informed evaluation of depression: evidence-based instruments. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2012 Apr; 21(2):279-98, viii.
  15. Munshi KR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Augenstein T, D'Angelo EJ. Evidence-based treatment approach to autism spectrum disorders. Pediatr Ann. 2011 Nov; 40(11):569-74.
  16. La Roche MJ, Batista C, D'Angelo E. A culturally competent relaxation intervention for Latino/as: assessing a culturally specific match model. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2011 Oct; 81(4):535-42.
  17. La Roche MJ, Batista C, D'Angelo E. A content analyses of guided imagery scripts: a strategy for the development of cultural adaptations. J Clin Psychol. 2011 Jan; 67(1):45-57.
  18. Garber J, Clarke GN, Weersing VR, Beardslee WR, Brent DA, Gladstone TR, DeBar LL, Lynch FL, D'Angelo E, Hollon SD, Shamseddeen W, Iyengar S. Prevention of depression in at-risk adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009 Jun 03; 301(21):2215-24.
  19. D'Angelo EJ, Llerena-Ouinn R, Shapiro R, Colon F, Rodriguez P, Gallagher K, Beardslee WR. Adaptation of the preventive intervention program for depression for use with predominantly low-income Latino families. Fam Process. 2009 Jun; 48(2):269-91.
  20. Faraone SV, Doyle AE, Lasky-Su J, Sklar PB, D'Angelo E, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Kratochvil C, Mick E, Klein K, Rezac AJ, Biederman J. Linkage analysis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008 Dec 05; 147B(8):1387-91.
  21. DeMaso DR, D’Angelo EJ,, Zallen B. Rapid mental health triage: A practical guide for clinicians. Boston: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. (In Press). 2007.
  22. Faraone SV, Doyle AE, Lasky-Su J, Sklar PB, D’Angelo E, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Kratochvil C, Mick E, Biederman J. Linkage Analysis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2007.
  23. Hersh M, Gallagher K, D'Angelo EJ. Training Manual: Mindfulness-enhanced parent management training for disruptive behaviors. 36 pages. Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Boston. 2007.
  24. Benson M, Cherry M, Gallagher K, D'Angelo, EJ. Training Manual: Evidenced Based Treatment for Children with Anxiety – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Children. 48 pages. Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Boston. 2007.
  25. Legislative Testimony before the Joint Committee on Mental Health. An Act Improving and Expanding Behavioral Health Services for Children in the Commonwealth, HB 1872, SB 1133. 2007.
  26. Farley LM, DeMaso DR, D'Angelo E, Kinnamon C, Bastardi H, Hill CE, Blume ED, Logan DE. Parenting stress and parental post-traumatic stress disorder in families after pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Feb; 26(2):120-6.
  27. D’Angelo EJ, Botta A. Generalization of social skills among young adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder. AANE News. 2007; 20:8-9.
  28. Llerena-Quinn R, Shapiro R, Marinez Lora A, Bravo MJ, Colon F, Rodriguez P, D’Angelo EJ, Beardslee WR. Adapted manual for the Prevention of Depression in Families Program for use with Latino families. 32 pages. Bethesda, MD: Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA. 2007.
  29. Farley LM, DeMaso DR, D’Angelo E, Kinnamon C, Bastardi H, Hill CE, Blume ED, Logan DE. Parenting stress and parental post-traumatic stress disorder in families after pediatric heart transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2007; 26:120-126.
  30. D'Angelo EJ, Gallagher K. Training Manual: Parent Management Training for Disruptive Behaviors. 49 pages. Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Boston. 2006.
  31. La Roche MJ, D'Angelo E, Gualdron L, Leavell J. Culturally sensitive guided imagery for allocentric Latinos: A pilot study. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2006; 43(4):555-60.
  32. LaRoche MJ, D’Angelo E, Gualdron L, Leavell J. Culturally sensitive guided imagery for allocentric Latinos: A pilot study. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. 2006; 43:555-560.
  33. Governor's Commission on Children's Mental Health. Final Report: Governor's Commission on Children's Mental Health. 2005.
  34. D'Angelo, EJ. In honor of our founding members and a focus on our future. Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. 2005; 10(Fall '05 / Winter '06):1-2.
  35. D’Angelo EJ, Cherry M, DeFranc W, Kurland M, Reilly N. Problems your child may have. Boston Bar Association, editors. The Parents' How-to-Guide to Children's Mental Health Services in Massachusetts. 2004; 5-24.
  36. Spirito A, Brown R, D’Angelo E, Delameter A, Rodrigue J, Siegel L. Training pediatric psychologists for the 21st century. Roberts M, editor. The handbook of pediatric psychology, 3rd edition. 2004.
  37. D'Angelo, EJ. The psychologist's role in advocacy. MSPP Pulse. 2004; 3(1):8-9.
  38. Spirito A, Brown RT, D'Angelo E, Delamater A, Rodrigue J, Siegel L. Society of pediatric psychology task force report: recommendations for the training of pediatric psychologists. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Mar; 28(2):85-98.
  39. Bromberg JI, Beasley PJ, D'Angelo EJ, Landzberg M, DeMaso DR. Depression and anxiety in adults with congenital heart disease: a pilot study. Heart Lung. 2003 Mar-Apr; 32(2):105-10.
  40. Beardslee WR, Bravo MJ, D’Angelo EJ, Llerena-Quinn R, Marinez Lora A, & Shapiro R. Hope, meaning, and continuity: Adapting a depression prevention program for Latino families facing depression. 37 pages. Conceptual Review for the Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA. 2003.
  41. D'Angelo EJ. A hope for peace and freedom from fear. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2003; 47(1):3-4.
  42. D'Angelo EJ. Advocacy, public policy and the voice of psychology. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2002; 46(3):3.
  43. D'Angelo EJ. State associations and the belief in the future of psychology. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2002; 46(1):3,13.
  44. D'Angelo EJ. A year of remembrance. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2002; 46(2):3.
  45. Governor’s Commission on School Readiness. School Readiness in Massachusetts: A Report of the Governor’s Commission on School Readiness. 2001.
  46. Legislative Testimony before the Joint Committee on Insurance. An Act Relative to Reimbursement for Collateral Services by Mental Health Providers, HB 3352. 2001.
  47. Goldman S, Wharff E, D'Angelo EJ. Helping children cope with frightening events without frightening them. 2001.
  48. D'Angelo EJ. Schizophrenia in children and adolescents, by H. Remschmidt, editor [review]. Readings: A journal of reviews and commentary in mental health. 2001; 16(3):30-1.
  49. D’Angelo EJ. The evolution of law and the psyche of a nation. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2001; 45(3).
  50. DeMaso DR, Spratt EG, Vaughan BL, D'Angelo EJ, Van der Feen JR, Walsh E. Psychological functioning in children and adolescents undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation. Psychosomatics. 2000 Mar-Apr; 41(2):134-9.
  51. D’Angelo, EJ. Clinical outcome studies and internship training: A conceptual overview. . Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 2000; 44:9-11.
  52. D’Angelo EJ. Where are the psychologists in the debate on public policy?. Massachusetts Psychological Association Quarterly. 1997; 41(1):2,7.
  53. D'Angelo EJ. Treating Schizophrenia, by S. Vinogradov, editor [review]. Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health. 1996; 11:23.
  54. Van Sciver MM, D'Angelo EJ, Rappaport L, Woolf AD. Pediatric compliance and the roles of distinct treatment characteristics, treatment attitudes, and family stress: a preliminary report. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1995 Oct; 16(5):350-8.
  55. Goldman SJ, D'Angelo EJ, DeMaso DR. Psychopathology in the families of children and adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Dec; 150(12):1832-5.
  56. D'Angelo EJ. Conceptual disorganization in children at risk for schizophrenia. Psychopathology. 1993; 26(3-4):195-202.
  57. 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.
  58. D'Angelo E, Woolf A, Bessette J, Rappaport L, Ciborowski J. Correlates of medical compliance among hemophilic boys. J Clin Psychol. 1992 Sep; 48(5):672-80.
  59. Koocher GP, D'Angelo EJ. The evolution of practice in child psychotherapy. Freedheim DK, Freudenberger HJ, editors. The History of Psychotherapy. 1992; 457-92.
  60. D'Angelo EJ. Convergent and discriminant validity of the Borderline Syndrome Index. . Psychological Reports. 1991; 69:631-5.
  61. D'Angelo EJ. Culture, madness, and religious belief. Harvard Divinity Bulletin. 1990; 20:21.
  62. D'Angelo EJ. Significance of Infant Observational Research on Clinical Work with Children, Adolescents, and Adults, by S. Dowling, A. Rothstein, editors [review]. Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health. 1990; 5:23.
  63. Woolf A, Rappaport L, Reardon P, Ciborowski J, D'Angelo E, Bessette J. School functioning and disease severity in boys with hemophilia. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1989 Apr; 10(2):81-5.
  64. D'Angelo EJ. A Developmental Approach to Adult Psychopathology, by E. Zigler & M. Glick [review]. Readings: A journal of reviews and commentary in mental health. 1987; 2(2):30.
  65. D'Angelo EJ. Pediatric Psychology, by M. Roberts [review]. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 1987; 12:651-2.
  66. D'Angelo EJ. Defenses and recovery from schizophrenic episodes: Dr. D'Angelo replies. Hillside Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1987; 9:118-9.
  67. D'Angelo EJ. Security of attachment in infants with schizophrenic, depressed, and unaffected mothers. J Genet Psychol. 1986 Sep; 147(3):421-2.
  68. D'Angelo EJ, Wolowitz HM. Defensive constellation and styles of recovery from schizophrenic episodes. Hillside J Clin Psychiatry. 1986; 8(1):3-14.
  69. O'Neill LD, D'Angelo EJ. The surgical decision-making of parents who have infants with a congenital heart defect. Pediatric Cardiology: Proceedings of the Second World Congress. 1985; 767-9.
  70. D'Angelo EJ, Krock LA, O'Neill LD, Boyle MP. Developmental and temperamental characteristics of infants at risk for serious psychopathology. Call J, Galenson H, Tyson R, editors. Frontiers of Infant Psychiatry, Vol 2. 1984; 190-200.
  71. D'Angelo WF, Hoff JT, Murtagh J, D'Angelo EJ. Chronic subdural hematoma: A clinical and statistical review of 43 operative cases. Surgical Forum. 1983; 34:540-2.
  72. D'Angelo EJ. Understanding the borderline syndromes [review]. Journal of Personality Assessment. 1982; 46:193-5.
  73. D'Angelo EJ. Reversed cerebral asymmetries as a potential risk factor in autism: a reconsideration. Percept Mot Skills. 1981 Aug; 53(1):101-2.
  74. D'Angelo EJ, Krock LA. Relation of community mental health ideology and the community adaptation of formerly hospitalized individuals. Psychol Rep. 1980 Aug; 47(1):39-43.
  75. D'Angelo, EJ. Communication deviance, thought disorder, and attention dysfunction in mothers of children at risk for schizophrenia. 1980.
  76. D'Angelo EJ. Life events and clinical theorists [review]. Journal of Personality Assessment. 1980; 44:101-2.
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