Center for Addiction Medicine

Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, Ph.D.

Clinical and Research Fellow

Dr. Brenden Tervo-Clemmens is a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the MGH/NIDA K12 Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine. Brenden received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2021 from the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary training in Cognitive Neuroscience from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the neurodevelopment of externalizing psychopathology (impulsivity, risk-taking) and substance use during adolescence. He is also engaged in methodological research that aims to evaluate and improve the utility of large-scale functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and smartphone assessment in these areas.