Robert H. Pietrzak PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Translational Psychiatric Epidemiology Laboratory, Clinical Neurosciences Division, National Center for PTSD

Biographical Info

Robert H. Pietrzak completed a B.A. in Psychology at Clark University, and M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Pietrzak is Director of the Translational Psychiatric Epidemiology Laboratory in the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. His primary research interests include the epidemiology of traumatic stress and resilience across the lifespan; dimensional models of stress-related psychopathology; and the effect of stress on cognition.


Education & Training

B.A.
Clark University (2001)
M.P.H.
University of Connecticut (2003)
Ph.D. Clin
University of Connecticut (2008)
Internship in Clinical Psychology
VA Connecticut Healthcare System-West Haven, Psychology Service (2007 - 2008)
Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Neuropsychology (2008 - 2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Certificate of Appreciation
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs (2013)
  • Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award
    International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2012)
  • Career Development Award
    Anxiety Disorders Association of America (2010)
  • Patrick H. DeLeon Prize for Outstanding Student Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy
    American Psychological Association, Division 55, American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (2005,2006,2008)
  • Outstanding Student of Psychology Award
    Connecticut Psychological Association (2006)
  • Mulvihill Medal
    Graduate Program in Public Health, University of Connecticut (2004)
  • National Council on Problem Gambling Master’s Thesis Award
    National Council on Problem Gambling (2004)
  • Durand Jacobs Award
    McGill University (2003)

Professional Service

  • At Large Delegate, Advancing the Science or Education, Training, and Practice in Trauma: Developing the New Haven Model (04/24/2013 - 04/25/2013)
  • Membership Committee, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013)
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, Anxiety Disorders Association of America (01/01/2010 - 01/01/2012)
  • Graduate Student Representative, American Psychological Association, Division 55 – American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (01/01/2008 - 01/01/2009)

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