Olivia Fitzpatrick, B.A.

Olivia Fitzpatrick

Olivia Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Lab for Youth Mental Health. She originally hails from Ohio and received her B.A. in psychology and public health from the Ohio State University in 2017. Prior to joining the lab, Olivia managed a research program and urgent care clinic at UCLA designed to disseminate brief interventions for adolescents at risk for suicidal behavior.

Olivia’s research aims to explore methods for improving the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health services for children, adolescents, and families. To this end, she primarily aims to understand the potential benefits of brief, transdiagnostic, and technology-based interventions through original research and meta-analyses. Olivia is also interested in leveraging idiographic therapy targets to optimize treatment response, as well as exploring ways to directly involve families in clinical decision-making processes to boost outcomes. 

Olivia believes that psychological science is strongest when it is informed by clinical practice (and vice versa!) and translated into real-world action that promotes well-being on a community and population level. With this in mind, Olivia is honored to support families in building the lives they want to live as a community-based clinician. She is also committed to contributing to efforts designed to advance equity within and beyond the field of psychology (e.g., as a member of the Scholars for Elevating Equity and Diversity). 

Olivia enjoys collaborating with and mentoring students who share her research and clinical interests. She encourages students who are interested in her work to reach out to her (ofitzpatrick@g.harvard.edu), including those holding identities that have been historically excluded from the field, and is committed to offering a supportive, enriching, and empowering environment in which each of her team members can thrive.