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Ariadna Forray, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Chief, Psychological Medicine Section, Psychiatry; Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers, Psychiatry; Yale Medical Director, ACCESS Mental Health for Moms

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Ariadna Forray, MD



Dr. Ariadna Forray received her B.A. in biology and neuroscience from Bryn Mawr and her M.D. from Harvard. She completed her residency training in psychiatry at Yale and has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry since then. She is the Director of the Center for Wellness of Women and Mothers, a reproductive psychiatry research program. As a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous federally funded grants, she has developed and implemented addiction treatment interventions for perinatal patients.

Clinically, Dr. Forray is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she is the Section Chief of Psychological Medicine, which consists of traditional and proactive psychiatric consult services on medical and surgical inpatient units and over 15 integrated psychiatry and behavioral health programs in diverse medical and surgical outpatient settings. She is also the Yale Director for the ACCESS Mental Health for Moms program in Connecticut, which provides psychiatric expertise and consultation to medical providers treating perinatal women presenting with mental health or substance use concerns.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatry
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA
    Bryn Mawr College, Biology - Neuroscience

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Stephen Fleck Faculty Award Department of Psychiatry2022
Travel AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)2014
FellowshipCareer Development Institute for Psychiatry2012
Loan Repayment Program for Research in Perinatal Substance UseNational Institutes of Health2010
Research Colloquium for Junior InvestigatorsAmerican Psychiatric Association2009
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)National Institutes of Health2007
Minority Student Summer FellowshipAmerican Psychiatric Association2004

Professional Service

Psychiatric Research and Clinical PracticeAssociate Editor2024 - Present
Yale School of MedicineClinician Wellness Council2019 - Present
Graduate Medical Education CommitteePsychiatry resident representative2008 - 2009

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