Dennis K. Norman

Member of Faculty, HKS
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, HMS
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Non Resident
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 126
79 JFK Street
Phone: 617-726-2977
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Dennis Norman has served as Faculty Chair of the Harvard University Native American Program since 2005. He is the chair for the Harvard University Native American Program and Health Initiative and teaches field research for Native communities at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His background is in clinical psychology with a special interest in culturally appropriate health care services. Dr. Norman is board certified in clinical and child and adolescent psychology. He received his doctorate in human development (cross cultural psychology), counselling, and consulting psychology from Harvard University and also has an MA in child development from Tufts University. Dr. Norman has been the Chief of Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1989. His research interests include personality structure and functioning, psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and trauma, and intellectual and neuropsychological correlates of ADHD and provision of culturally appropriate health care services. He is a past chair of the Board of Registration for Psychology, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



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