Research Programs

CEDAR is affiliated with the Commonwealth Research Center (CRC) at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Department of Psychiatry. The CRC was created in 1988 by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) to address the need for cutting edge biological and treatment research on schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. The CRC has been a "Center of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacological Research" funded by the DMH since 1993. Currently the CRC is administered by the BIDMC Dept of Psychiatry, a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D. has been the Director of the CRC since 2002.

The CEDAR Research Program/CRC is engaged in a number of research studies in which young people and their families may participate. Please review the next tab to get a sense of what it's like to participate in an evaluation through research: < What to Expect >


The studies below are focused understanding the type of difficulties that might lead someone to come to CEDAR for treatment. Our current research studies for youth (12-30) who may be showing some signs of risk for psychosis includes the following:


  • Screening and Monitoring Study (NAPLS)
  • Cognitive Enhancement & Social Skill-Building Program (CLUES)

  • For further information about participation in CEDAR research or clinical services, please review: 

    < Referral Process >


    If you're interested in additional research opportunities in addition to those indicated above, please contact Corin Pilo at (617) 754-1224, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


    If you're interested in reviewing information about the CRC studies on the BIDMC website, please < Click Here >