Faculty: Sunny Dutra, PhD

Sunny Dutra, PhD

Sunny Dutra, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Associate Director, Center for Psychological Science

617-327-6777 x1015
Work Space 328D
Degree Institution
PhD Yale University
MPhil Yale University
MS Yale University
BA UC Santa Barbara


  • Research Methods
  • APA Prep Course

Research and Practice Interests

  • Mechanisms underlying mood and trauma-related psychopathology
  • Positive Emotion and Reward
  • Evidence-based therapies for mood, trauma-related, and personality disorders

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, MA #11009


  • 2016-2018 T32 Fellowship in Stress and Trauma, Boston University/VA Boston Healthcare System
  • 2016 Smadar Levin Award for Best Poster, Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP)
  • 2014 Best Poster Award, Society for Affective Science
  • 2013 American Psychological Foundation Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology Scholarship
  • 2013 Travel Award, Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP)
  • 2013 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research
  • 2012 UCLA Advanced Neuroimaging Training Program (NITP) – Summer Program Fellowship
  • 2012 Yale Graduate Student Assembly Conference Travel Fund (CTF) Fellowship
  • 2010 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Student Travel Award
  • 2010-2013 MRI Research Training Fellowship, Yale University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Publications and Presentations

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Associate Director, William James College Center for Psychological Science

Prior Experience

  • 2016-2018 Fellowship in Stress and Trauma, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • 2015-2016 Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, VA Boston Healthcare System