Megan Veenema Smith DrPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, New Haven Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership

Departments & Organizations

School of Public HealthChild Study Center | Psychiatry: Psychotherapy Development Center; Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers; MOMS Partnership

Research Interests

Mental health promotion and prevention in children and families; Mental illness in pregnancy and parenting; Community-based mental health research; Community-based participatory research in mental health; Gender disparities in mental illness


  • B.A., Amherst College
  • M.P.H., Yale University School of Public Health
  • Dr.P.H., Boston University , 2007

Selected Publication

  • Smith, MV, Mayes LC, Sung A, Shah B, , Klein DS, Yonkers KA. Neurobehavioral Assessment of Infants Born at Term and In Utero Exposure to Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Early Human Development, 2012 Sep 20. pii: S0378-3782(12)

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Recipient, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program for Research in Health Disparities