Accelerating advances in early psychosis care, recovery outcomes, and scientific discovery through a national early psychosis learning health care partnership


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Principal Investigators:

Dost Öngür, MD, PhD

John Hsu, MD, MBA

Miguel Hernán, DPH, MD


The LEAP Center is collating data from six major Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) clinics in Massachusetts. The data are collected as part of a statewide effort coordinated by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. The overall goal of the LEAP Center is to create a state-wide learning health system for early psychosis by contributing standardized longitudinal data on a large and diverse early psychosis patient population. The LEAP Center will also develop advanced analytic approaches which can be valuable for early psychosis clinical research broadly. LEAP will create protocols and apply methods to convert large amounts of data to inform clinical practice and policy, and related national efforts.

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  • Leveraging recent state efforts to mandate, standardize, and support data collection on first episode of psychosis (FEP) care and outcomes from all FEP clinics within the state.
  • Creating a population-based data science laboratory by developing necessary collaborations, data systems, and methods. 
  • Capturing data from six major clinics in Massachusetts including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, McLean OnTrack, Massachusetts General Hospital, and ServiceNet. 
  • Conducting data harvests every 6 months to continue data collection efforts started in 2017 using a consensus battery.

Contact Information

LEAP website

Dost Öngür
LEAP Center Principal Investigator
(617) 855-3922

Sandra Melanson
LEAP Center Administrator
(617) 855-2814

LEAP Clinics

McLean OnTrackOpens a new tab
Belmont, MA

Boston Medical Center (BMC): Wellness and Recovery after Psychosis (WRAP) ProgramOpens a new tab
Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital: First-Episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP)Opens a new tab
Boston, MA

ServiceNet Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP West)Opens a new tab
Holyoke, MA

Recovery in Shared Experiences (RISE) Cambridge Health AllianceOpens a new tab
Somerville, MA

LEAP is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under award number P50MH115846-A1.

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