Michael Howard Bloch MD, MS

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center: Tourette’s Syndrome & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program; Albert J. Solnit Integrated TrainingClinical Neuroscience Research Unit | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic


Michael H. Bloch, M.D., M.S. graduated from Yale School of Medicine and completed his child and adult psychiatry training at Yale. He is currently serving as chief resident at the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. His research interests focus on studying Tourette syndrome (TS), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Trichotillomania (TTM) across the lifespan. His research focuses on developing better treatments for children and adults with these conditions and examining predictors of long-term outcome with an emphasis on neuroimaging. Dr. Bloch sees children with TS, OCD and TTM as part of the Yale Child Study Center TS/OCD clinic and adults with the same conditions at the Yale OCD Research Clinic. He is also the Assistant Unit Chief at the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU). The CNRU is a comprehensive 12-bed inpatient unit located in the Connecticut Mental Health Center that cares for patients enrolled in several psychiatric research protocols. Please see weblinks below for more information about these clinics.


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania , 2000
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine , 2004
  • M.S., Yale University , 2009

Selected Publication

  • Bloch MH. Trichotillomania across the life span. JAACAP. 2009;48:879-83. PMID: 19692854.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Keese Prize (Best Medical Student Research Thesis)(2004) , Yale School of Medicine