Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience
Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center
Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry
Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D. is the Foundations Fund Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University and also Professor of Neurobiology and Child Study. She is Chief of the Psychology section in Psychiatry and Co-Director of Education at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (the Yale Clinical Translational Science Award). She is the Founding Director of the Yale Stress Center, a university-wide center that focuses on understanding the effects of stress on emotions, mood and behavior,...
Dr. Blaine is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Her PhD is in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology. Her research focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning the development of alcohol use disorders and stress –related psychopathology.
Dr Helen Fox began her doctoral career examining the cognitive neuropsychological profiles of ecstasy club drug users while at the University of East London under the supervision of Drs Andy Parrott and John Turner. She then came to Yale as a post doctoral fellow, where she worked with Dr Rajita Sinha establishing cognitive, neuroendocrine and biophysiological mechanisms underpinning drug craving and drug use in cocaine dependent and alcohol dependent individuals. She obtained a K-01 career...
Dr. Goldfarb is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yale Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program. She completed her PhD in Psychology: Cognition & Perception at New York University. Her research investigates how affect, particularly stress, modulates different forms of learning and memory.
Counselor for Addiction (Substance Use Disorder)
Ms Hart has been working in the substance abuse field for over 20 years and is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling. She has conducted clinical research in addiction and also providing direct clinical services to treat addiction and co-morbid psychological problems. In addition, she has extensive expertise in Yoga and utilizes an integrated mind body approach providing combined yoga and psychotherapy services
Gretchen Hermes completed her MD/PhD on pre-clinical stress-diathesis models of social neglect at the University of Chicago with Martha K. McClintock, a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience. These models of psychopathology (schizophrenia, depression) laid the foundation for her current research on molecular mechanisms that protect against the pathophysiological changes underlying abnormal brain development. This work, through the Section of Comparative Medicine and with Dr. Tamas...
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
Dr. Jastreboff is an adult and pediatric endocrinologist at Yale School of Medicine with expertise in obesity medicine and weight management. Additionally, she cares for patients with prediabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jastreboff is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Obesity Medicine.
She completed her PhD at Yale University's Investigative Medicine Program focused on...
Clinical Research Nurse I
Mary Kurjanowicz, graduated from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. She worked as a certified critical care nurse for 20 years, mostly at Community General Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. Mary continued her career in rehabilitative nursing in both the home care and acute care settings. She is additionally a Pennsylvania Certified CNA Instructor. Mary joined the staff of Yale Stress Center when she moved to Connecticut in 2010. She is a member of the American Association of Nurses.
Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Milivojevic is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Stress Center. She received her PhD training at the Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut prior to joining the Yale Stress Center. Her research interests include novel treatments for addiction, particularly gender-specific targets to decrease the stress effects in addiction, and the role of sex hormone derived neuroactive steroids in decreasing addiction relapse risk.
Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity and Director, Bright Bodies Program
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity & Bright Bodies Weight Management Program for Children
Mary Savoye-DeSanti, RD, CD-N, CDE is a leading authority in the fields of obesity and diabetes in her clinical and research capacity at Yale University. She is the associate director of pediatric obesity at the School of Medicine and clinical dietitian at the Yale Stress Center. With 20 years of experience, she has published several research articles and chapters in textbooks. She has recently published the 1 Thing “Diet”: It doesn’t Get Any Simpler. In addition to this stress-free approach to...
Dr. Seo received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus in 2008. She is interested in conducting interdisciplinary research to understand the etiology of stress-related clinical disorders and facilitate the development of effective treatment strategies for stress-related diseases.
Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology
Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University
Dr. Arnsten was raised in Maplewood, N.J. where she attended Columbia High School. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1976, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSD in 1981. She did post-doctoral research with Dr. Susan Iversen at Cambridge University in the UK, and with Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic at Yale. Dr. Arnsten's research examines the neural basis of higher cognition. Her work has revealed that the newly evolved cortical circuits that underlie higher cognition...
John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Director, Mood Disorders Research Program
Dr. Hilary Patricia Blumberg is the John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology and in the Child Center, and Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program, at the Yale School of Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude in neuroscience from Harvard University and completed her medical degree, psychiatry training and specialty training in brain scanning research at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Blumberg’s research is devoted...
Dr. Tara Chaplin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at George Mason University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received a Ph.D. in Child-Clinical psychology in 2003 from Penn State University. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003-2006. Following this, she moved to Yale University, where she completed one year as a post-doctoral associate and two years as an Associate Research Scientist from 2006-2009. In 2009, Dr. Chaplin was promoted...
Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology
Director, Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER)
Carlos M. Grilo, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Grilo is the Founding Director of the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at the Yale University School of Medicine and serves as Senior Scientist for the National Center for Substance Abuse and Addictions at Yale. Dr. Grilo completed his undergraduate education at Brown University (1983) and received his PhD in clinical psychology...
Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Rachel Lampert, MD, is a cardiologist with Yale Medicine who specializes in electrophysiology. She treats patients with arrhythmias, syncope, palpitations, and other related conditions. Many of them are athletes who are thinking of getting back into the game or patients with a terminal diagnosis who are hoping to maintain a good quality of life.
When it comes to treating these complex issues, Dr. Lampert believes strongly in collaborating with patients to develop a plan that works for each of...
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry
Daeyeol Lee is Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of neuroscience and a Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seoul National University in Korea and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then received a postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of Minnesota. His current research focuses on the brain mechanisms of decision making, in particular the role of the...
Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center
Chair, Yale Child Study Center
Special Advisor, Dean
Dr. Linda Mayes is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center. She is also Special Advisor to the Dean in the Yale School of Medicine. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Mayes’s research focuses on stress-response and regulatory mechanisms in young children at both biological and psychosocial risk. She has especially focused on the impact of prenatal substance use on children’s long-term outcomes. She has made...
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory
Clinical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic
Director, Yale-SCOR to Develop Gender-Sensitive Therapeutics for Addiction
Dr. Sherry McKee is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale Medical School, Director of the Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, and Clinical Director of the Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic. Dr. McKee directs a translational program of research focused on treatment development for addictive disorders, with an emphasis on women and more recently criminal justice populations. Her work spans clinical trials, behavioral pharmacology, survey research, and epidemiological research to uncover...
Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience
Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research
Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders
Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale
Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist
with sub-specialty training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving
a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD
in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical
Scientist Training Program. He
completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship
training at Yale. Currently, he is
a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and...
C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Section Chief, Endocrinology
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences
Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center
Robert S. Sherwin. MD is the C.N.H. Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1967. After his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (N Y), he served as a research fellow in metabolism and diabetes at the National Institutes of Health. In 1972 Dr Sherwin moved to Yale University School of Medicine where he was a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently...
Alfred A. Messer Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology
Director, Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders
Dr. Wendy Silverman is the Alfred A. Messer Professor of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Silverman has published many scientific papers and chapters in the area of child and adolescent anxiety disorders including five books. She has been the principal investigator of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research grants to develop and evaluate treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for the past two...
Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Professor of Economics, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Executive Committee, ISPS
Research Associate, NBER
Dr. Jody Sindelar is a Professor of Public Health and Economics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM), and at the Yale University Department of Economics. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research (NBER), Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale, Bing Visiting faculty at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica,...
Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry
Director, The Consultation Center
Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center
Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention
Jacob Kraemer Tebes is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Dr. Tebes also serves as Chief Psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from...
Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Statistics and Data Science
Dr. Zhang published over 250 research articles and monographs in theory and applications of statistical methods and in several areas of biomedical research including epidemiology, genetics, child and women health, mental health, substance use, and reproductive medicine. He directed a training program in mental health research that was funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates the Reproductive Medicine Network to evaluate treatment...