Michael J. Strambler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center: The Consultation Center | Partnership for Early Education Research (PEER)

Office of Student Research


Dr. Strambler received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of California at Berkeley where he worked under the mentorship of Dr. Rhona Weinstein. Following his graduate training, he conducted his predoctoral internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon completing his internship, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rush Neurobehavioral Center with funding from the William T. Grant Foundation. He completed his postdoctoral training at The Consultation Center within the Division of Prevention and Community Research at Yale School of Medicine with support from the Ford Foundation. Dr. Strambler began his faculty career as an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale and has been an Assistant Professor since 2014.

One general area of Dr. Strambler’s work concerns understanding the role of social environments in the academic, psychological, social, and behavioral well-being of children and youth in urban contexts. His main focus in this area is on the ways in which home and school settings shape how youth perceive themselves academically and how self-perception affects academic performance and behavior. Another primary area of work focuses on the assessment of school-based programs and practices for the purpose of improving the academic performance and health of children. He is particularly interested in the design and implementation of rigorous and practical approaches to using data for informing practice and policy.

Education & Training

PhD University of California at Berkeley (2007)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow Rush University Medical Center
Psychology Intern University of Illinois Chicago

Honors & Recognition

  • Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Early Career GrantAmerican Psychological Foundation (2012)

  • Postdoctoral AwardFord Foundation (2009)

  • Junior Scholar Mentee AwardW.T. Grant Foundation (2007)

  • Predoctoral AwardFord Foundation (2002)

Professional Service

  • Grant reviewer for Kids Succeed Grants United Way of Greater New Haven (2012 - 2012)

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer American Journal of Community Psychology

  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer Journal of Research on Adolescence

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer Early Education and Development

  • Manuscript Reviewer Sage Open

  • Reviewer Journal of School Psychology

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Contact Info

Michael J. Strambler, PhD
Office Location
The Consultation Center389 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Yale Division of Prevention & Community ResearchThe Consultation Center
389 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae