Research Team

Dr Fan

Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MS
Phone: 508-856-3881
Email: xiaoduo.fan@umassmed.edu

Dr. Xiaoduo Fan is a Board-certified psychiatrist, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Psychotic Disorders Clinical and Research Program at UMass. Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Fan was a staff psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School for seven years.

Dr. Fan's research focuses on developing innovative pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for refractory symptoms of schizophrenia, medical co-morbidity, co-occurring substance use disorders, and real life functioning in patients with schizophrenia.

Dr. Fan received his medical degree from Peking University in Beijing, China. He completed Psychiatry residency training at the State University of New York. Dr. Fan earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Chicago Medical School in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Fan obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

Dr. Fan has received several prestigious awards such as the National Institute of Health (NIH) Outstanding Resident Award, Future Leaders in Psychiatry Award, the NARSAD Young Investigator Award (twice), and the NIH Career Development Award.


Amy HarringtonAmy Harrington, MD
Phone: 774-312-2739
Email: amy.harrington@umassmemorial.org

Dr. Amy Harrington is a clinician and a researcher specializing in the treatment of patients who have both schizophrenia and co-occurring addictive disorders. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Harrington’s research interests are in both the pharmacologic treatment as well as systems-based treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders. Some of her current projects include clinical trials investigating pharmacologic interventions for alcohol use and cannabis use in patients with schizophrenia.

Dr. Harrington completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College and her medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Georgetown University, where she served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry for the DC Veterans Affairs Hospital. She completed her Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Boston University before joining the faculty at UMass in 2010.

Dr. Harrington is active in numerous national organizations, including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP). She was awarded the AAAP Young Investigator Award in 2009 for her work on the co-occurrence of depression and drug dreams in early recovery.


QuanMeina Quan, MD, PhD
Phone: 508-856-6145
Email: meina.quan@umassmed.edu

Dr. Meina Quan is a Post-doctoral Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), supervised by Dr. Xiaoduo Fan. She is also the project coordinator for the Department’s China Initiatives, including the ATTOC China project directed by Dr. Douglas Ziedonis.

Dr. Quan received her MD in 2008 and her PhD in 2011 from Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin, China. From August 2010 to September 2012, she completed postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Neuroscience of VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, directed by Dr. Robert McCarley, and in the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, directed by Dr. Martha Shenton. From October 2012 to July 2013, she worked at the Center for Comparative NeuroImaging (CCNI), Department of Psychiatry at UMMS as a Post-doctoral Associate supervised by Dr. Nanyin Zhang.

Dr. Quan’s research interests include neuroimaging studies of schizophrenia, cultural aspects of mental disorders, intervention strategies for first episode psychosis, and real life functioning recovery.


Research staff

GoodnowMatthew Goodnow, BS, Research Coordinator
Phone: 508-856-2494
Email: matthew.goodnow@umassmed.edu

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree from Union College in 2011 where he majored in Neuroscience. Matt currently works as a research coordinator at the Psychotic Disorders Research Program and at the Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment, also located at UMass Medical School. In the past, Matt has worked at the Brain Injury Association of New York State and at Northeast Behavioral Health (formally known as CAB Health and Recovery, Inc.). He is interested in studying depression, psychosis, and substance abuse.


NatarajanRadhika Natarajan, MS, Research Coordinator
Phone: 508-856-8323
Email: radhika.natarajan@umassmed.edu

Radhika is a research coordinator with the Psychotic Disorders Research Program at UMass Medical School. Radhika received her Master’s degree in Nutrition Science from UMass in 2008. Radhika is currently a PhD candidate in Public Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass, Amherst. Her research interests include dietary factors particularly vitamin D, B-vitamins and its role in human health.