Chair, Department of Psychiatry
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research; Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD.
Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development
William Sledge, MD, George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Sledge has distinguished himself in key leadership roles in both the Connecticut Mental Health Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His research activities have explored the obstacles and novel opportunities for helping those patients with the most trouble engaging in treatment or benefitting from services that are offered.
Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics
Ezra Griffith, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and African American Studies. Dr. Griffith is a leading figure in forensic psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry, and, in books like I’m Your Father, Boy, someone who has written eloquently about culture and identity. Dr. Griffith has helped to shape our Department through his dedicated and effective service in roles including the Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and the CEO of the Connecticut Mental Health Center.
Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development
Robert Rohrbaugh, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Rohrbaugh, a graduate of Yale Medical School, the Yale Psychiatry Residency, a long-standing member of the Yale Psychiatry Graduate Education Committee, current Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program, and past Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship, has a distinctively broad and deep view of psychiatric education at Yale. He is as an educational innovator in many areas, including international psychiatric education.
Deputy Chair for Clinical Research
Stephanie O'Malley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director of the Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry. Her research interests include smoking cessation and the treatment of heavy drinking or alcohol dependence.
Deputy Chair for Basic Research
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology. Her research interests include neuroscience, molecular basis of behavior, intracellular signaling and mouse genetic models.
Chief, Psychology Section
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry; Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neurobiology; and Director, Yale Stress Center. Her research interests are clinical neurobiology of stress and relaxation, emotion dysregulation, and their effects on desire and drug craving and addictive behaviors, such as drinking, eating and drug use and related health outcomes.
Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development
Samuel Ball, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director of the Resident/Intern Substance Use Research Education (REINSURE) Training Program. His major research interests involve the evaluation of personality dimensions and disorders as important constructs for subtyping addicted individuals for the purpose of predicting treatment outcome and developing interventions.
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Mental Health Center
Michael Sernyak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry. He is an internationally recognized health services researcher who specializes in the treatment issues of the severely mentally ill. His most recent areas of focus have been the development of metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes and the delivery of medical care in patients with schizophrenia.
Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Ismene Petrakis, MD, Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Petrakis is also the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency at Yale. Her research interests include finding appropriate treatments for dually diagnosed individuals and understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying alcohol dependence.
Director of Clinical Training in Psychology
Michael A. Hoge, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Yale Behavioral Health. Dr. Hoge is a nationally recognized expert on training and education in behavioral health and specializes clinically in developing systems of care for persons with mental health and substance use conditions.