Kimberly Ann Yonkers MD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

DAHRSSchool of Public HealthNIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center | Psychiatry: Yale Mood Disorders Research Program; Psychotherapy Development Center; Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers; Adult Psychiatry; Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of; Psychological Medicine Service

Research Interests

Women's health; Psychiatric Disorders in Women; Gender Differences in Mental Health; Substance Use Disorders in Women; Perinatal Mental Health; Premenstrual Disorders more...


  • M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Hartlage SA, Freels SA, Gotman N, Yonkers KA. Criteria for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Secondary Analyses of Relevant Data Sets. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2012;69(3):300-305. PMC3370334
  • Yonkers KA, Forray A, Howell HB, Gotman N, Kershaw T, Rounsaville BJ, Carroll KM. Motivational Enhancement Therapy Coupled with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Brief Advice; A Randomized Trial for Treatment of Hazardous Substance Use in Pregnancy and After Delivery. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2012: 34 (5): 439-449.
  • Yonkers KA, Norwitz ER, Smith MV , Lockwood CJ, Gotman N, Lin H, Luchansky E, Belanger K. Major depressive disorder and serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment as risk factors for preterm birth. Epidemiology, 2012: Vol 23 (5): 677-685. PMCID: 3415566



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