Psychiatry Faculty

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John H. Krystal, MD

Chair

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Director, VA Alcohol Research Center

Medical Director, Schizophrenia Biological Research Center, DVA

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans; Neuroimaging

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Ezra H Griffith, MD

Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics, Department of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Ethics; Forensic Psychiatry; Psychiatry

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Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD

Deputy Chair for Clinical Research

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry

Deputy Chair, Clinical Research

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Psychiatry; Smoking; Substance-Related Disorders; Risk Reduction Behavior; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Deputy Chair for Basic Research

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Child Psychiatry; Nervous System Diseases; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Nicotine; Pharmacology

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Robert M Rohrbaugh, MD

Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry

Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

Research Interests

Internship and Residency; Medicine; Mental Health Services; Global Health; Evidence-Based Medicine; Ethical Analysis; Electronic Health Records; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Care

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Rajita Sinha, PhD

Chief, Psychology Section

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

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Relaxation; Stress, Psychological; Substance-Related Disorders

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Samuel A. Ball, PhD

Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

Professor of Psychiatry

Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

President & CEO, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Homeless Persons; Personality; Personality Disorders; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Substance Abuse Detection; Treatment Outcome; Psychiatry and Psychology

Clinical Interests

Alcohol Drinking; Mental Health; Psychiatry; Substance-Related Disorders

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Michael J Sernyak, Jr, MD

Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development; Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development, Department of Psychiatry

CEO, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Interests

Bipolar Disorder; Health Services Administration; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

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Ismene Leonida Petrakis, MD

Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Professor of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Veterans; Comorbidity; Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Michael A Hoge, PhD

Director of Clinical Training in Psychology

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Yale Behavioral Health

Director, Yale Group on Workforce Development

Director, Clinical Training in Psychology

Research Interests

Health Services Administration; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Psychiatry and Psychology

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