Joel Gelernter, MD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism | Human Genetics, Division of | Molecular Psychiatry, Division of | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Psychotherapy Development Center | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | VA Alcohol Research Center | VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program | Yale Global Mental Health Program


Faculty Research

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease

Global Health Initiative: Social & Behavioral Health

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1983)
BS Yale University (1979)
Fellowship Psychiatric genetics, NIMH

International Activity

  • Thailand, Illicit drugs Thailand (2010)

    Thai-US Drug Dependence Genetics Research Training Grant

  • Alcohol, China China (2010)

    Alcohol Dependence Genetics in a Large Chinese Pedigree

  • Drug dependence genetics Bangkok, Thailand (2009)

    Training program

  • Genetics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Israel (2008)

    Professor Gelernter was involved in collaborations with investigators at Hadassah Hospital in the study of the genetics of posttraumatic stress disorder. The project has been completed.

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Contact Info

Joel Gelernter, MD
Mailing Address
Yale Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. PsychiatryVA CT Healthcare Center S116A2
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516