Susan Ottenheimer MSW
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Social Work)
Susan Ottenheimer, LCSW is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Adult and Elder Programs at The Consultation Center, Project Director for the Coping with Work and Family Stress Dissemination Project, and a member of the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry. Ms. Ottenheimer has extensive experience providing organizational development and technical assistance consultation, serving as a senior consultant and lead trainer in the development and implementation of preventive and health promotion interventions particularly in the workplace, and in the behavioral health field. She has designed and implemented a wide array of preventive and community-based programs for adults at risk for behavioral health disorders, negative health outcomes, chronic diseases and homelessness. Ms. Ottenheimer currently provides project leadership to a team that delivers comprehensive workplace wellness programming at a New England based company with over 1,600 employees, including program development, training, organizational consultation, evaluation and service delivery, with an emphasis on promoting a healthier workplace through healthy diet, weight management, increased physical activity, and smoking cessation. She, along with Dr. Snow, is involved in collaboration with an organization in the Washington, DC area that is testing the effectiveness of Coping with Work and Family Stress intervention with a population of minority women at risk for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. She also is collaborating with Dr. Snow and faculty at Columbia University and staff of the National Health Promotion Association on the dissemination of science-based workplace interventions to military personnel and their families. She has special interests in service system development aimed at facilitating access to needed services, minimizing duplication of effort and promoting inter-agency collaboration and coordination.
Education & Training
- Boston College (1978)