Christopher Polanco

Chris received dual B.S. degrees in Medical Biology and Health Psychology from MCPHS in 2015. He then received an M.S. degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University in 2016, and an M.B.A. degree in Healthcare Management from MCPHS in 2022. Chris joined MGH in 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research with Dr. Ana-Maria Vranceanu. In his role, he coordinated studies developing telehealth-based behavioral treatments for patients with physical and psychiatric comorbidities. In 2018, he joined the Division of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation as a Clinical Research Coordinator/Clinical Technician with Dr. Joan Camprodon. In his role, he coordinated neuroimaging studies investigating biomarkers and predictors of response to neuromodulation treatments. Additionally, he treated patients in the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Clinical Service. In 2021, Chris became the Program Manager for the division. In his role, he oversaw all clinical, research, and educational operations of the division. Chris is currently the Program Director wherein he provides executive management of operations and focuses on the strategic planning and development of the division. Chris is particularly interested in leveraging digital platforms and technology in psychiatry with emphasis on improving accessibility to holistic treatments in underserved and disadvantaged populations.