Carla Marienfeld, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

Dr. Carla Marienfeld, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, graduated from Southwestern University, majoring in Chemistry, and then worked in a liver disease research group through TX A&M School of Medicine. She attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, served nationally on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Student Association, completed the International Health Track, and earned AOA and Honors distinction. During psychiatry residency at Yale, she served as chief resident and Psychiatry residents' president, and as the national resident representative to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, while also earning several awards and fellowships and conducting research on drug addiction in China and health services in addiction. She completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale and founded and leads the Yale Global Mental Health Program. Her clinical interests include opioid dependence and public psychiatry. She is pursuing research in global mental health and health services in addiction.

International Activity

  • CBT Training in China for Treatment of Depression in HIV Patients
    Changsha, China(2014)
    Conducting ongoing training and workshop for CBT practice for mid-level healthcare providers treating depression in a population of HIV positive patients.
  • Trainee Attitudes in Nigeria
    Owerri, Nigeria; Ibadan, Nigeria(2011)
    Medical education in psychiatry and assessment of trainee attitudes about mental health
  • Methadone Maintenance in China
    Wuhan, China(2010)
    Processed and analyzed data on methadone maintained patients in Wuhan, China
  • Clinical Care of Patients with Opioid Addiction - APT Foundation
    New Haven, United States(2010)
    Provide substance use and psychiatric care to patients with primarily opioid dependence.
  • Graduate Medical Education in China
    Changsha, China(2008)
    Training about graduate medical education in the US, specifically psychiatry residency. Touring mental health facilities in China.
  • Yale Global Mental Health Program - Resident Mentored Projects
    Ghana; China; Jordan; Thailand; Peru; India(2008)
    Places were residents participating in the Yale Global Mental Health Program have done mentored projects.

Education & Training

Baylor College of Medicine (2007)
Yale University School of Medicine, Psychiatry (2007 - 2011)
Addiction Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Psychiatry - Division of Substance Abuse (2011 - 2012)
Board Certification
Psychiatry, Board Certified  (2011)
Board Certification
Addiction Psychiatry, Board Certified  (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Chung Fellow
    Yale China Association (2008)
  • Resident Fellowship and Travel Award
    Association for Academic Psychiatry (2012)
  • Ginsberg Fellowship
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Programs (2011)
  • Selected for Clinical Presentation and Travel Award
    American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2011)
  • Fogarty Fellow, Houstin Initiative for Global Health Education and Research
    National Institutes of Health Fogarty Ellison Foundation (2007)
  • Laughlin Family Foundation Award
    Yale Department of Psychiatry (2011)
  • Benjamin S. Bunney Outstanding Resident Award
    Yale Department of Psychiatry Residents' Association (2010)
  • Loan Repayment Program Recipient
    National Institute of Drug Addiction (2010)
  • Research Careers in Global Mental Health - Funded Attendee
    National Institute of Mental Health (2010)
  • AOA
    Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)

Professional Service

  • Member, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011)
  • Member in Training, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (3/1/2009 - 3/1/2011)
  • Member, American Association of Addiction Psychiatry (12/1/2011)
  • Consultant, Yale China Association (11/01/2008 - 11/30/2008)
  • Member, Association for Academic Psychiatry (10/15/2011 - 10/15/2012)
  • Educational Consultant, Association for Academic Psychiatry (09/15/2010)
  • Member, Association for Academic Psychiatry (09/01/2010)
  • Chair, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (07/01/2010 - 06/30/2012)
  • Psychiatry Representative, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (07/01/2009 - 6/30/2011)
  • Resident Member, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011)
  • ACGME Representative, American Psychiatric Association (07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011)
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association (07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011)
  • Member, National Physicians Alliance (07/01/2007)
  • National Treasurer, American Medical Student Association (03/01/2006 - 03/01/2007)
  • Region 9 Representative, American Medical Student Association (03/01/2005 - 03/01/2006)
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association (01/01/2008)

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