Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Discovery to Cure Internship

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Office of Cooperative Research


Hanna Stevens joined the faculty of the Child Study Center in 2010. She is currently directing a program of research on model systems of early brain development. She is particularly interested in the impact of prenatal genetic and environmental factors on childhood behavioral problems and how early events in brain development relate to the onset of major mental illness, such as depression and schizophrenia, in adolescence and adulthood. The long term goals of her research program are to better understand the etiologies of child and adult mental illnesses and to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers affected by mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Stevens is also the associate training director of the Child Study Center's innovative psychiatry residency program. The Solnit Integrated Program provides psychiatrists-in-training with the opportunity to integrate general, child and research psychiatry across all stages of their career and will be a major pathway by which the next generation of academic leaders in child psychiatry are developed. See link below

Education & Training

MD University of Illinois (2004)
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neuroscience (2003)
Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator Memorial Travel AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmocology (2009)

  • Robinson-Cunningham AwardAmerican Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2009)

  • Seymour Lustman Resident Research AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2009)

  • Young Investigator AwardNARSAD (2009)

  • FellowGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry (2007)

  • Ira R. Levine Award for Clinical ExcellenceDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2007)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine (2003)

  • P.E.O. Scholar AwardP.E.O. International Sisterhood (2002)

Professional Service

  • Yale Child Study Center (2011 - Present) Public Affairs Committee

  • Department of Psychiatry (2009 - 2010) Graduate Education Committee

  • Solnit Integrated Residency Program Steering Committee

  • Frontiers in Psychiatry Editorial Board

  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Editorial Board

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