Carla Marienfeld, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Addiction Medicine

Office of Student Research


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 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.

Education & Training

MD Baylor College of Medicine (2007)
Addiction Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Resident Fellowship and Travel AwardAssociation for Academic Psychiatry (2012)

  • Selected for Clinical Presentation and Travel AwardAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2011)

  • Laughlin Family Foundation AwardYale Department of Psychiatry (2011)

  • Ginsberg FellowshipAmerican Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Programs (2011)

  • Research Careers in Global Mental Health - Funded AttendeeNational Institute of Mental Health (2010)

  • Loan Repayment Program RecipientNational Institute of Drug Addiction (2010)

  • Benjamin S. Bunney Outstanding Resident AwardYale Department of Psychiatry Residents' Association (2010)

  • Chung FellowYale China Association (2008)

  • AOAAlpha Omega Alpha (2007)

  • Fogarty Fellow, Houstin Initiative for Global Health Education and ResearchNational Institutes of Health Fogarty Ellison Foundation (2007)

Professional Service

  • Member American Association of Addiction Psychiatry (2011)

  • Residency and Fellowship Committee Association for Academic Psychiatry (2011 - 2012)

  • Workshop on Teaching Cross Cultural Communication - A curriculum for medical educators Association for Academic Psychiatry (2010)

  • Member Association for Academic Psychiatry (2010)

  • Committee on Revision of Geriatric Fellowship Program Requirements Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2010 - 2012)

  • Committe on Leadership Development of the Committee of Review Committee Residents Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (2010 - 2011)

  • YNHH Chief Resident Council Yale New Haven Hospital (2010 - 2011)

  • Graduate Medical Education Council Yale New Haven Hopsital Graduate Medical Education Council (2010 - 2011)

  • Coordinate and oversee GMHP Council Yale Global Mental Health Program (2010)

  • Appropriate use of benzodiazepines task force Connecticut Mental Health Center (2009 - 2010)

  • Committee of Review Comittee Residents Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2009 - 2011)

  • Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2009 - 2011)

  • Committee for Members in Training American Psychiatric Association (2009 - 2011)

  • Medical Education Council American Psychiatric Association (2009 - 2011)

  • Member in Training American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (2009 - 2011)

  • Xiangya Program for Excellence in Residency Education Yale China Association (2008 - 2008)

  • Member American Psychiatric Association (2008)

  • Member National Physicians Alliance (2007)

  • Board of Trustees and development and maintenance of 3 million dollar budget American Medical Student Association (2006 - 2007)

  • Board of Trustee American Medical Student Association (2005 - 2006)

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 Ibadan, Nigeria; Owerri, 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 China; Ghana; India; Jordan; Peru; Thailand (2008)

    Places were residents participating in the Yale Global Mental Health Program have done mentored projects.

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