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Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, Psychiatry

Contact Information

Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    34 Park Street, 1st floor

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Michelle Silva is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, an academic-community partnership designed to expand access to behavioral health services for the monolingual Spanish speaking community of greater New Haven. Dr. Silva’s work bridges practice, education, and clinical research, and she engages in multidisciplinary collaborations designed to promote health equity among vulnerable and underserved communities. Based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Dr. Silva provides clinical services to individuals affected by immigration-related trauma at the Hispanic Clinic, and treats children, adolescents, and families at the West Haven Mental Health Clinic. She serves as a supervising psychologist for fellows in the Department's Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology, and faculty advisor to health professional students in the Behavioral Health Department of the Yale HAVEN Free Clinic.

Education & Training

  • PsyD
    University of Hartford (2005)
  • MA
    University of Hartford (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Supervision, Psychology Section, 2010-2011; 2017-2018Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2018
Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health2017
Health Leadership Fellow, Class of 2011Connecticut Health Foundation
Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 2009Connecticut Psychological Association
Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Program, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 2006American Psychological Association

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