Dr. Julia Reade is an Instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A magna cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University, Dr. Reade completed the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program at Bryn Mawr College, and received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut, where she was awarded the Bloomberg Prize for excellence in psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and went on to fellowship training in family development at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Reade pursued psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She is board certified in adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Reade was an attending psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked in the Eating Disorders Unit, Primary Care Psychiatry and the outpatient clinic. In 1995, she joined the Law and Psychiatry Service, where she served as a staff psychiatrist and directed the Harvard Forensic Psychiatry fellowship program.
A seasoned psychiatric clinician, Dr. Reade has significant experience evaluating and treating complaints related to trauma, domestic violence and character pathology. In the forensic world, she has consulted widely to employers, courts, attorneys, licensing boards and other mental health professionals on a broad array of topics, including fitness for duty, dangerousness, sexual harassment, competence, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, disruptive professional behavior, boundary violations, emotional damages, high conflict divorce, battered women and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Reade has testified as an expert in civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts in Massachusetts and Vermont, and in probate cases in family courts in Massachusetts and California. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally on physician credentialing, the evaluation of disruptive professional behaviors, domestic violence and complex psychiatric evaluations.
A member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry, Dr. Reade has served on a variety of committees related to education, forensic psychiatry and governance. Currently, she is the program chair of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry.