Andrea Spencer, MD
Dr. Andrea Spencer is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University, and Director of Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Spemcer is a clinician and researcher who is passionate about improving mental health care for disadvantaged children – in particular reducing disparities in care for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. She is an approved bilingual provider (Spanish/English) at Boston Medical Center, the largest safety net hospital in New England. Dr. Spencer’s clinical research program, REACH for ADHD (Revolutionizing Equal Access to Care and Health for ADHD), currently focuses on developing and testing innovative methods to improve and reduce disparities in ADHD treatment. Her research has been supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Charles H. Hood Foundation, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Spencer received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Yale College in 2003 and her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 2008. She graduated from the 5-year combined MGH/McLean Adult and Child Psychiatry Residency in 2013 and is Board Certified in both Adult Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Spencer also plays viola with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the orchestra of Boston’s Medical Community, and with the Boston-based String Quartet, “Folie A Quatre,” highlighting the music of composers who have struggled with mental illness.