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Kristin S. Russell, MD

Current Titles and Appointments

  • Staff psychiatrist, Marjorie E. Korff PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Medical License
  • Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Education and Training

  • 1994 B.A. in Biology (Honors), Magna cum laude, Harvard College
  • 1999 M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2004–2005 Combined Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mt. Auburn Hospital
  • 2005–2007 Resident in Psychiatry, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  • 2009–2010 Faculty Fellow, PACT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Relevant Experience

  • Training in consultation liaison psychiatry with children and adolescents at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Training in parent guidance for parents of psychiatrically and/or medically ill children
  • Training in family therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Elective course with PACT Program during Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Educating patients, families, and clinicians about the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Teaching psychopharmacology to medical students, residents, and fellows
  • Educational outreach to teachers and school staff regarding mental health topics
  • Experience with meditation, visualization, and mindfulness practices
  • Attachment and parenting relationships from birth to adulthood

Related Publications and Contributions

See publications page.

Awards and Honors

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry General Psychiatry Resident Travel Award
  • John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Harvard University
  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Merit Award for Academic Excellence, Harvard University
  • Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Performance, Harvard University


  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Radcliffe Mentor Program Advisory Committee