Reena Kapoor MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

Dr. Kapoor is Assistant 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 Training Director for the Yale forensic psychiatry fellowship, where she performs and teaches about forensic evaluations in the areas of violence risk assessment, correctional mental health, sex offenders, insanity defenses, competence to stand trial, and trauma/PTSD. Dr. Kapoor has lectured widely on forensic psychiatry and holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. She serves as Connecticut's representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly, founded the Community Forensics committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and is an executive board member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. Since 2011, she has served as the editor-in-chief of Connecticut Psychiatrist, the newsletter of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society. Before joining the 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

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

Honors & Recognition

  • APA/Lilly Chief Residents Executive Leadership Program
    American Psychiatric Association (2002)
  • Fellow
    American Psychiatric Association (2014)
  • Yochelson Scholar
    Yale University (2008)

Professional Service

  • Representative from Connecticut, APA Assembly (11/01/2013)
  • Member, International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (03/25/2013)
  • Founding Chair, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (01/01/2014)
  • Peer review, Journal of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry (01/01/2014)
  • member, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (01/01/2014)
  • Member, Connecticut Psychiatric Society (01/01/2012)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law (01/01/2009)
  • Member, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (01/01/2009)

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