Joel Gelernter, MD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism | Human Genetics, Division of | Molecular Psychiatry, Division of | Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics, Division of | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Psychotherapy Development Center | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | VA Alcohol Research Center | VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program | Yale Global Mental Health Program


Center for Biomedical Data Science

Faculty Research

Office of International Medical Student Education

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease

Global Health Studies: Social & Behavioral Health

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1983)
BS Yale University (1979)
Fellowship Psychiatric genetics, NIMH


  • Substance use disorder genetics Taipei, Taiwan (2013)

    Development of Chinese SSADDA instrument; use in studies of ketamine and opioid dependence

  • Thailand, Illicit drugs Thailand (2010)

    Thai-US Drug Dependence Genetics Research Training Grant

  • Alcohol, China China (2010)

    Alcohol Dependence Genetics in a Large Chinese Pedigree

  • Drug dependence genetics Bangkok, Thailand (2009)

    Training program

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Contact Info

Joel Gelernter, MD
Mailing Address
Yale Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. PsychiatryVA CT Healthcare Center S116A2
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516