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Luana Marques PhD

Luana Marques, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Currently, Dr. Marques is the senior clinical psychologist at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders program, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the MGH Hispanic Clinical and Research Program.

In addition to her extensive clinical expertise, Dr. Marques also has an active research career at MGH. She serves as a co-investigator and study therapist on a Department of Defense funded Randomized Trial of Sertraline, Prolonged Exposure, and their Combination for PTSD in OEF/OIF veterans as well as three NIMH funded clinical trials examining the enhancement of CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Complicated Grief.  With the support of an ARRA minority supplement, she begun to work closely with minority populations at MGH community mental clinics, where she has become increasingly aware of the substantial implementation gap in empirically supported psychotherapeutic treatments for anxiety disorders.  Recently, Dr. Marques was awarded a MGH Clinician Teacher award to teach cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to community mental health workers who are treating patients diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Dr, Marques is also author of Almost Anxious,  published by Hazelden. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, which has allowed her to gain valuable clinical experience with minority populations.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Interpersonal Functioning
  • Cultural Competency
  • Health Disparities