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Jelena MacLeod, MD, MHS

Clinical Fellow; Solnit Integrated Program, Yale Child Study Center; Chief Resident of Digital Psychiatry, Yale Department of Psychiatry

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Jelena MacLeod, MD, MHS



Dr. MacLeod obtained her MD at the University of Connecticut and her MHS in Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her master’s thesis explored the public health potential of incorporating epigenetics into our understanding of trauma, stress, and PTSD. She subsequently studied neuroendocrinological and behavioral correlates of pediatric anxiety disorders as a postgraduate at the Yale Child Study Center.

Her current research focuses on optimizing mental health screening and trauma-informed care in pediatrics through systems design, healthcare data mining, and implementation science. She is a Physician Builder in the Epic EHR system, with additional accreditations in population health and patient-entered data. She also served as the Chief Resident of Digital Psychiatry for the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2018)
  • MHS
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Mental Health (2011)
  • BS
    University of Maryland, Psychology (2010)
  • BS
    University of Maryland, Physiology & Neurobiology (2010)
  • BA
    University of Maryland, French Language & Literature (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIH Pediatric Research Loan Repayment ProgramNational Library of Medicine2022
NRSA T32 Research Training GrantNational Institute of Mental Health2022
AACAP Pilot Research Award for Early Career Faculty and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry FellowsAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2021
NIMH Outstanding Resident Award - Honorable MentionNational Institute of Mental Health2020
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2017

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