Dara S. Manoach

Dara S. Manoach
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dara S. Manoach, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a neuropsychologist who uses multimodal neuroimaging techniques to illuminate the neural and genetic bases of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly schizophrenia and autism. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify mechanisms of cognitive impairment that can guide the development of targeted treatments. Manoach received her PhD from Harvard University in experimental psychology, completed a clinical psychology internship at McLean Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. At MGH she directs the Cognition and Psychopathology Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.