Cara Fuchs, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Cara Fuchs
85 East Newton Street


Dr. Fuchs received her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University in 2000, her MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2011. She served as a Psychology Resident, Adult Track, at the University of Washington School of Medicine (2010-2011), as an APA Clinical Fellow in Primary Care Behavioral Health at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford (2011-2012) and as a Research Fellow in Integrated Primary Care at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was appointed as Instructor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2015, was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2015. She has been employed as an Associate Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2015 and appointed as Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School since 2016.


  • University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Tufts University Fletcher School, BA


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Lim CT, Fuchs C, Torous J. Integrated Digital Mental Health Care: A Vision for Addressing Population Mental Health Needs. Int J Gen Med. 2024; 17:359-365. PMID: 38318335.

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  • Published on 5/25/2023

    Godfrey LB, Cloitre M, Elwy AR, Fortuna LR, Fuchs C, Valentine SE. Study protocol for a hybrid 1 effectiveness-implementation trial of Brief Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (Brief STAIR) and web-administered STAIR (webSTAIR) for posttraumatic stress disorder in integrated primary care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Aug; 131:107241. PMID: 37244367.

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  • Published on 5/4/2023

    Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Olesinski EA, Sarkisova N, Godfrey LB, Elwy AR. Formative evaluation prior to implementation of a brief treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 May 04; 4(1):48. PMID: 37143109.

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  • Published on 12/10/2021

    Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Godfrey L, Elwy AR. Redesign of a brief PTSD treatment in safety net integrated primary care: Supporting implementation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:94-101. PMID: 34924217.

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  • Published on 10/18/2021

    Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Carlson M, Elwy AR. Leveraging multistakeholder engagement to develop an implementation blueprint for a brief trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Sep; 14(6):914-923. PMID: 34661421.

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  • Published on 2/25/2021

    Weisberg RB, Gonsalves MA, Ramadurai R, Braham H, Fuchs C, Beard C. Development of a cognitive bias modification intervention for anxiety disorders in primary care. Br J Clin Psychol. 2022 Jan; 61 Suppl 1:73-92. PMID: 33629751.

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  • Published on 12/1/2016

    Fuchs CH, Haradhvala N, Evans DR, Nash JM, Weisberg RB, Uebelacker LA. Implementation of an acceptance- and mindfulness-based group for depression and anxiety in primary care: Initial outcomes. Fam Syst Health. 2016 Dec; 34(4):386-395. PMID: 27977290.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Beard, C., Fuchs, C., Asnaani, A., Schulson, M., Schofield, C. A., Clerkin, E. M., & Weisberg, R. B. Cognitive Therapy and Research. A Pilot Open Trial of Cognitive Bias Modification for Panic Disorder. Springer Publishing. New York. 2016; 40(6):792-798.

  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Fuchs, C., West, L. M., Graham, J. R., Sullivan Kalill, K., Morgan, L. P. K., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Orsillo, S. M, & Roemer, L. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Reactions to an Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for GAD: Giving voice to the experiences of clients from marginalized backgrounds. Elsevier. Amsterdam. 2016; 23(4):473-484.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Fuchs, C. & Weisberg, R. Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment (K. J. Ressler, D. S. Pine, & B. O, Rothbaum, Eds.). Detection and treatment of anxiety disorders in primary care settings. Oxford University Press. New York. 2015.

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