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VISN 1 MIRECC Staff: Andrew Peckham, Ph.D.

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Andrew Peckham, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew D. Peckham is a licensed clinical psychologist at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. He is also the Co-Director of the Bedford VA’s Advanced Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery (PSR), and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Dr. Peckham completed his PhD in Clinical Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and his clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the VISN 1 MIRECC, Dr. Peckham completed a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a NIMH National Research Service Award at McLean Hospital, and received a Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). His research is focused on understanding cognitive mechanisms of impulsivity and emotion dysregulation, with the goal of rapidly developing novel psychological interventions. In addition to transdiagnostic research, he also studies disorder-specific mechanisms and treatment for people with bipolar disorder. Dr. Peckham’s work has been recognized with the Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science.


  • B.A., Psychology, Boston University, 2009
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • Ph.D., Clinical Science (Psychology), University of California, Berkeley, 2017

Areas of Research Interest

  • Impulsivity
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Working Memory

Projects & Grants

  • A Mobile Executive Functioning Intervention for Momentary Craving in Opioid Use Disorder (PI)
    A NIDA Career Development Award (K23) to develop and test a smartphone-based working memory intervention targeting craving in people with opioid use disorder. 2021-2022.
  • A Pilot Study of Ambulatory EEG to Assess Cognitive Predictors of Impulsive Behavior (PI)
    Funded by a Harvard Medical School Livingston Fellowship, this project used mobile EEG headbands to assess ERP correlates of impulsive behavior during partial hospitalization. 2019-2021.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Control Training for Emotion-Relevant Impulsivity in a Naturalistic Clinical Setting (PI)This project was a NIMH-funded National Research Service Award designed to test adjunctive cognitive control training as an intervention for emotion-related impulsivity. 2018-2021.

Dr. Peckham's Google Scholar Profile


Mehmet Sofuoglu, M.D., Ph.D.

Megan M. Kelly, Ph.D.
VISN 1 New England MIRECC Co-Director

Erin D. Reilly, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Director for Education

Richard Carson, LCSW
Administrative Officer
203-932-5711 Ext. 4338