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Leadership


Crusto, Cindy A

Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center

Biography

Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale University School of Medicine, is the Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center. Dr. Crusto has more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating preventive interventions in schools and community agencies. She also has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to schools and to community-based organizations on the evaluation...

Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale University School of Medicine, is the Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center. Dr. Crusto has more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating preventive interventions in schools and community agencies. She also has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to schools and to community-based organizations on the evaluation of prevention programs. She is interested in culturally relevant interventions for children from racial/ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds and in school-based behavioral health services. Dr. Crusto's research examines the impact of family violence on children and the ecological influences on child and family well-being, and includes rigorous evaluations of community-based initiatives involving substance use and violence prevention, and the promotion of school readiness.

Dr. Crusto earned a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College, an M.A. in clinical-community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in clinical-community psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

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Desir, Gary Vincent

Co-Chair

Professor of Medicine and of Forestry And Environmental Studies; Interim Chair, Department of Medicine


Walke, Lisa M.

Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs (Geriatrics)

Biography

Dr. Walke is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Section of Geriatrics; in this capacity she oversees all of the clinical programs for the section across both campuses and throughout the community. Dr. Walke is a graduate of the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. She has been the recipient of the John A. Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research Academic Geriatric Fellowship, the Merck/American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, a R01...

Dr. Walke is the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Section of Geriatrics; in this capacity she oversees all of the clinical programs for the section across both campuses and throughout the community. Dr. Walke is a graduate of the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. She has been the recipient of the John A. Hartford/American Federation for Aging Research Academic Geriatric Fellowship, the Merck/American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, a R01 Diversity Supplement, and the Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Award.

Dr. Walke is the founder and faculty advisor for the Geriatrics Student Interest Group;the site director for the AFAR directed Medical Student Training in Aging Research program which funds medical students who conduct aging research during the summer; and the founder and course director for the Practice Based Learning Exchange, an international experience that teaches Yale medical students about the healthcare system of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Walke’s goal is to develop and implement innovative models of care that improve safety and quality of care for older adults. She developed the Geriatric Consultation Service for Yale New Haven Hospital—York Street Campus, has been instrumental in the relocation and remodeling of the inpatient Geriatric unit and is developing a Senior-Friendly Emergency Department on the St. Raphael's Campus. She is in the process of creating a coordinated, patient-centered Geriatrics Service Line to meet the unique needs of older adults.

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Members


Bennett, Anton M.

Professor of Pharmacology and of Comparative Medicine
Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism
Director, BBS Minority Affairs

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Bockenstedt, Linda Kathryn

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

Dr. Linda Bockenstedt is the Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, and Director for Professional Development & Equity at Yale School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine. After completing residency training in medicine and serving as Chief Resident in Medicine at Yale, Dr. Bockenstedt obtained rheumatology clinical and research...

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Booth, Carmen Jane

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Co-director, Mouse Phenotyping Service

My undergraduate work was in animal science pre vet followed by veterinary school where my emphasis was centered on clinical laboratory animal medicine and research. My interest in mouse pathology started while in veterinary school and continued while working as an oncology scientist and attending veterinarian for a biotech company before leaving to study veterinary pathology full time. Training in comparative pathology followed by a graduate study pathology in intercellular signaling...

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Comer, James Pierpont

Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine

Dr. James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known nationally and internationally for his creation of the Comer School Development Program in 1968. This teamwork concept promotes the collaboration of parents, educators and community to improve student development that, in turn, helps them achieve greater academic and overall school success.

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De La Cruz, Enrique M.

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. He is a first generation Cuban-American who was raised in Newark, NJ. Dr. De La Cruz received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Rutgers University where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Beta Beta Honor Societies. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (BCMB)...

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Esquibies, Americo E

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory)

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Genao, Inginia

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)
Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Center

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Gonzalez-Colaso, Rosana

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

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Gordon, Derrick M

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Research, Policy and Program on Male Development, The Consultation Center

Derrick Gordon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section) at Yale University School of Medicine, is the Director of the Program on Male Development in the Division of Prevention and Community Research of the Department of Psychiatry, and is a Core scientist in the Community Research Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Dr. Gordon has considerable experience in intervention and prevention development having served as an investigator on...

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Griffith, Ezra H

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry
Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics, Department of Psychiatry

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Johnson, Dirk C

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Trauma)

Dr. Johnson has certifications from the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and in Surgical Critical Care. He also has certifications for Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, and Advanced Trauma Operative Management.

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Johnson, Michele H

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
Director of Interventional Neuroradiology

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Lee, Forrester Ashe

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs

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Marshall, Peter S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)
Medical Director, Medical Step-Down Unit YSC Yale-New Haven Hospital
Medical Director, Respiratory Care - Yale-New Haven Hospital

I attended Yale College from 1987 - 1991 and then completed medical school at the University of Connecticut in 1995. I returned to New Haven in 1995 to begin an internship in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and completed residency training in 1998.

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Mazure, Carolyn M.

Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

Carolyn M. Mazure is the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. She created and directs Yale’s interdisciplinary research center on health and gender - Women’s Health Research at Yale.

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Minja, Frank Japhet

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

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Mitchell, Kisha A

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Autopsy Services

Dr. Mitchell is an autopsy, gastrointestinal and liver pathologist with particular interest in hepatobiliary neoplasia as well as a board certified forensic pathologist with special interest in medical autopsies. Dr. Mitchell received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Kingston Jamaica, following which she trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at George Washington University followed by a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Hillsborough County Medical...

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Nunez-Smith, Marcella

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Core Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Faculty, Global Health Leadership Institute

Dr. Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, Core Faculty in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, and Research Faculty at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on promoting healthcare equity for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on healthcare workforce development, patient assessment of healthcare experiences, and...

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Walker, Charles N.

Assistant Professor of Urology

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus, Chapel Street Campus, Hamden, Guilford, and VA Connecticut Health Care
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: Men's Health; prostate and other cancers of the urinary tract, sexual and erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland). Minimally invasive surgery to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, implantation of...

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Ward, Nadia

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Nadia L. Ward M.Ed., Ph.D. is the Deputy Director for Public Affairs at The Consultation Center as well as the Director of Urban Education & Prevention Research and Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

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