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Stefanie Gillson, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Stefanie Gillson, MD


Stefanie Gillson, MD is an Adult Psychiatrist and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center and is currently part of the National Clinical Scholars Program. She completed her General, Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Yale University. She is an Institute Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health where she focuses on developing community-based initiatives to address mental health disparities among Indigenous populations through a historical and contemporary lens. She is a member of the Association of American Indian Physicians where she actively recruits Indigenous youth into the medical field.

Aside from her work with Native communities, she is a co-founder of the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale and the Yale Women’s Housestaff Association. Dr. Gillson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth campus where her education was focused on rural and Indigenous health.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Minnesota (2017)
  • BS
    University of Minnesota (2013)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2023)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2021)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Melvin Lewis Medical Student Teacher of the Year AwardYale University 2023
Pilot Research Award for Early Career Faculty and Child and Adolescent FellowsAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2022
Public Psychiatry FellowYale Department of Psychiatry2020
SAMHSA Minority FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2019
Institute ScholarJohns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health2019

Professional Service

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, American Psychiatric AssociationMember2019 - Present
The Women's Mental Health Conference at YaleFounding Member2019 - Present
Yale Women's Housestaff OrganizationCo-President2019 - Present

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