Amy Harrington, MD

Amy Harrington Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Harrington received her medical degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia and then completed a residency in psychiatry at Georgetown University, where she also served as chief resident. She came to Massachusetts to complete a fellowship at Boston University, and she is now board-eligible in Addiction Psychiatry. Since joining the faculty at UMass in 2010, she has developed a clinical practice and begun work on research in her main area of interest, the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Clinical Activity

Dr. Harrington is a psychiatrist at Community Healthlink, a community mental health facility located in downtown Worcester. In addition to directing the Suboxone clinic, she sees patients in the out-patient clinic for a wide range of addictive disorders. She provides psychiatric consultation to the stabilization (detox) unit there through a program designed to identify and treat patients with co-occurring disorders who are admitted to the detoxification unit at Community Healthlink. She is also a psychiatrist for the Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS) at the UMass Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.

Education Activity

Dr. Harrington is involved with teaching at a variety of levels in the medical school. In addition to supervising fellows and medical students who rotate through Community Healthlink, she is the director of the Community Psychiatry Flexible Clinical Experience for MS1 and MS2 students.

Research Interest

Dr. Harrington’s research focuses on systems-based treatment of patients with both addictive and psychiatric disorders. She is working with other faculty at UMass on research involving the Dual-Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) index. At Community Healthlink, she is investigating the long-term outcomes of patients who are treated for co-occurring disorders on the detoxification unit.