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Jacqueline Gollan

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Areas of Focus

  • Depression disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Maternal mental health
  • Behavioral activation
  • Decision making
  • Reward learning


  • Finding effective psychological treatments for depression and anxiety
  • Developing novel treatment using behavioral activation therapy with decision making to treat depression
  • Using brain imaging data with computational models to identify mechanisms of change in therapy


Gollan is a national expert in the use of psychological treatments for depression. She received her Clinical Psychology Ph.D. at University of Washington and completed her internship at Brown University and her postdoctoral work at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received numerous awards for her scientific achievements. She also is a licensed clinical psychologist with an active clinical practice.