People in Adult Psychiatry

Our amazing faculty, residents, and graduates

Program Directors and Staff

  • Amber Frank, MD
    Amber Frank, MD

    Program Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Amber Frank, MD, completed her undergraduate education at Swarthmore College and her medical school and residency training at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Frank’s clinical interests include work with traditionally underserved populations, emergency psychiatry, and the integration of psychotherapy into diverse treatment settings. Her areas of focus within medical education include curriculum development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Drawing upon work in experiential education and leadership development prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Frank also has a strong interest in the integration of collaborative leadership models into academic medicine and training. Dr. Frank is an active member of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), where she serves on the Psychotherapy Committee, is Chair of the Addictions Committee, and is a member of the Executive Council.

  • Laura Warren, MD

    Dr. Laura WarrenAssociate Program Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Warren is a graduate of Wesleyan University and University of Pittsburgh Medical School.  She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance.  Prior to pursuing a medical career, Dr. Warren worked professionally in non-profit education and as an English teacher.  She also pursued additional training in medical acupuncture during her psychiatry residency. Her clinical interests include working with diverse populations, mindfulness-based interventions, and holistic approaches to mental health.  Her academic interests include wellness/burnout prevention, mindfulness-informed approaches to patient care, and the mind/body relationship.

    Prior to joining the residency training office in 2019, Dr. Warren worked briefly in the outpatient department at Mount Auburn Hospital, and then returned to Cambridge Health Alliance, where she worked in the outpatient department for 8 years, and concurrently in the integrated primary care setting for 5 years. During that time, she was involved in supervising/teaching residents in a number of capacities. Since 2014, she has been involved in various leadership roles at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) at Cambridge Health Alliance since its inception, including leading group-based mindfulness treatments for patients and supporting trainees interested in learning mindfulness

  • Jessica Collier

    Jess CollierAdult Psychiatry Residency Administrator
    Phone: 617-665-1187
    jcollier@challiance.org
    Fax: 617-665-3320

    Jess Collier grew up in Somerville and has worked at Cambridge Health Alliance for over ten years, including an eleven-year tenure in the Department of Pediatrics as a patient access representative and an administrative coordinator. She transitioned to the CHA Department of Psychiatry in 2017, when she assumed the role of administrative assistant to the Directors of Outpatient Psychiatry and Addictions at the Central Street Clinic. She has been the Program Administrator for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program since April 2018. In the Residency Administrator role, Jess has led efforts to improve multiple training office functions including intern onboarding, resident licensing, and overall organization.

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