Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of Women’s Health Research at Yale, has been named associate dean for faculty affairs at the School of Medicine. Her responsibilities include overseeing the appointment and promotion process, providing counsel to the dean and deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs regarding faculty issues and collaborating with other key members of the medical school administration to facilitate the academic life of the faculty. Mazure assumed her new role in February.

Mazure will also continue to direct Women’s Health Research at Yale, the largest interdisciplinary women’s health research program in the country. The program funds innovative studies in women’s health and focuses on understanding sex-specific determinants of health and disease. Mazure has played a national role in support of research funding, testifying before the U.S. Congress in two consecutive years.

A member of the faculty since 1982, Mazure has focused her research on depressive disorders, and she remains an active clinician. She has served on special ad hoc and standing grant review committees for the National Institute of Mental Health. She is interested in predictors of illness onset and outcome in depression and, more recently, in addictive disorders. She is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Yale Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Scholar Program on Women and Drug Abuse, and is the principal investigator for the Sex-Specific Factors core of the NIH-funded Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, studying sex-specific factors in nicotine dependence and treatment.

Mazure was director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Program for nine years, and more recently was chief of psychology for the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and serves on two editorial boards.