Kimberlyn Leary

Kimberlyn Leary is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Chief Psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance and. In 2009 received an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, attending on a Public Services Fellowship. Professor Leary’s major areas of teaching, clinical activity and research, are directed at enhancing effective clinical practice in psychotherapy and in negotiation and mediation. Her 1997 paper on race and self-disclosure won the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Karl Menninger Prize. Currently, she is working with David Laws of the University of Amsterdam on a participant research project developing interviewing frames to promote dialogues about inter-cultural conflict and on a study with Michael Wheeler on emotion and negotiation.

Leary sits on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Harvard Mental Health Letter and the Harvard Negotiation Journal.