Reena Kapoor, MD

Associate Professor Term; Associate Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Law and Psychiatry, Division of

Office of Student Research

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Kapoor is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Law & Psychiatry Division, where her clinical work and scholarship focus on the intersection between serious mental illness and the criminal justice system. She has expertise in correctional psychiatry, community treatment of persons with criminal justice involvement, and management of problematic sexual behaviors. In addition, she serves as Associate Program Director for the Yale forensic psychiatry fellowship, teaching and supervising fellows in the country's largest training program for forensic psychiatrists. Dr. Kapoor has lectured widely on forensic psychiatry and holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. She is President of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, serves as Connecticut's representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly, co-founded the Community Forensics committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and is President-Elect of the International Association for Forensic Psyhotherapy. Prior to joining the Law & Psychiatry faculty, Dr. Kapoor completed her residency training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Yale. She is a 2003 graduate Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Education & Training

MD Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2003)
Forensic Psychiatry Fellow Yale University
Chief Resident Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Psychiatry Resident Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Honors & Recognition

  • Award for Distinguished ServiceConnecticut Psychiatric Society (2014)

  • FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association (2014)

  • Yochelson ScholarYale University (2008)

Professional Service

  • President Connecticut Psychiatric Society (2015)

  • Community Forensics Committee American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2014)

  • Education Committee American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2014)

  • Peer review Journal of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry (2014)

  • CT representative to APA Assembly APA Assembly (2013)

  • President-Elect International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (2013)

  • Institutional and Correctional Committee American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2009)

  • Editorial Board Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law (2009)

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Contact Info

Reena Kapoor, MD
Mailing Address
Connecticut Mental Health CenterLaw & Psychiatry, 1st Floor
34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519