Linda Mayes, MD

Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center; Chair, Yale Child Study Center; Special Advisor, Dean

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Years active at Yale: 1982-present

Dr. Mayes is being recognized as a world-renowned scholar and researcher, as well as the director of the Yale Child Study Center. She is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology. She is on the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre and is a special advisor to the dean. 

She is also a professor of epidemiology and public health; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program; Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy; Drug Use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic; and Women’s Behavioral Health. 

Dr. Mayes has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career, including the James Hudson Brown-Alexander Coxe Research Award at the Yale School of Medicine, and the Johnson and Johnson Advanced Pediatric Research Award. She serves on the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and is the president of the Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Research Society. She is a fellow of the Bush Center on Social Policy.