Ekaterina Pivovarova, PhD

Academic Director, Associate Professor
About Me:
I am an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psycho-legal evaluations.

Dr. Pivovarova’s primary research interests are at the intersection of addiction and the legal system, the bioethics of research, and the assessment of individuals involved with the legal system.

She recently completed a UMMS Mentored Career Award (KL2) that sought to investigate predictors of retention in Drug Treatment Courts. In 2020, she was awarded a NIDA K23 to examine the implementation of medications for opioid use disorders in Drug Treatment Courts. Dr. Pivovarova is currently a co-Investigator on the Massachusetts Justice Community Opioid Initiative Network study examining implementation of medications for opioid use disorder in jails and was a mentee in the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use and Infectious Disease.


Fordham UniversityPh.D. in Clinical Psychology2012
New York University School of MedicineInternship at Bellevue Hospital Center2012
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolClinical Fellowship2013
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard UniversityResearch Fellowship2015
Email: ekaterina.pivovarova@umassmed.edu