Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program

Yale BIRCWH Scholar Program on Women's Health and Addictive Behaviors

The Yale BIRCWH Scholar Program provides interdisciplinary research skill development through mentoring, coaching and team science experience for junior faculty interested in a research career focused on women’s health and addictive behaviors. Its goal is to develop independent investigators with the skills necessary to make enduring contributions to the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors which result in direct practical benefit for women and their families. The program is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. Each junior faculty scholar has the opportunity to work intensively with at least two of 25 mentors who all have extensive independent research programs.


2014 Positions: We are currently no longer accepting applications for the 2014 cycle.

Leadership

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Mazure, Carolyn M.
Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Director, Women's Health Research at Yale
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Ball, Samuel A.
Professor of Psychiatry 
Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development 
Director of Research (APT Foundation BIRCWH Scholars Program) 
Scientific Director (Psychotherapy Development Research Center)


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Tebes, Jacob Kraemer

Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) 
Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry
Director, The Consultation Center 
Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center



Junior Faculty Scholars

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DeVito, Elise E.
Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry
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Schaller, Tomoko Udo
Professor of Psychiatry 
Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry
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Smith, Megan Veenema

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


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Thompson, Azure

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry