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Psychiatry Faculty

  • John Krystal

    Chair

    Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience; Co-Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

    Research Interests
    • Alcoholism
    • Drug Therapy
    • Genetics
    • Neurobiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Schizophrenia
    • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
    • Veterans
    • Neuroimaging
  • Stephanie O'Malley

    Deputy Chair for Clinical Research

    Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry; Deputy Chair, Clinical Research

    Research Interests
    • Alcoholism
    • Psychiatry
    • Smoking
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Risk Reduction Behavior
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Marina Picciotto

    Deputy Chair for Basic Research

    Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology; Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry; Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    • Acetylcholine
    • Alcohol Drinking
    • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
    • Mental Disorders
    • Nervous System Diseases
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Nicotine
    • Pharmacology
    • Stress, Psychological
    • Opiate Alkaloids
  • Robert Rohrbaugh

    Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development

    Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Global Health Education; Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry; Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

    Research Interests
    • Internship and Residency
    • Medicine
    • Mental Health Services
    • Global Health
    • Ethical Analysis
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Health Care
  • Rajita Sinha

    Chief, Psychology Section

    Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry; Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

    Research Interests
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Chronic Disease
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry
    • Relaxation
    • Stress, Psychological
    • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Samuel Ball

    Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

    Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

    Research Interests
    • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
    • Mental Disorders
    • Homeless Persons
    • Personality
    • Personality Disorders
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychotherapy
    • Substance Abuse Detection
    • Treatment Outcome
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
    Clinical Interests
    • Alcohol Drinking
    • Mental Health
    • Psychiatry
    • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Michael Sernyak

    Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development; Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development, Department of Psychiatry; CEO, Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Research Interests
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Health Services Administration
    • Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
    • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Ismene Petrakis

    Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

    Professor of Psychiatry; Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

    Research Interests
    • Alcoholism
    • Neurobiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Veterans
    • Comorbidity
    • Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Cindy Crusto

    Assistant Chair for Diversity

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Diversity, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center

    Research Interests
    • Family
    • Mental Health
    • Minority Groups
    • Social Conditions
    • Social Problems
    • Violence
    • Global Health
    • Domestic Violence
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Risk Reduction Behavior
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Christopher Pittenger

    Assistant Chair for Translational Research

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Translational Research, Psychiatry; Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic; Co-Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

    Research Interests
    • Basal Ganglia Diseases
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Learning
    • Molecular Biology
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Neurobiology
    • Neurophysiology
    • Neurosciences
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Phobic Disorders
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Trichotillomania
  • Frank Fortunati

    Medical Director, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director - Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; Associate Chief of Psychiatry - Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Chadi Abdallah

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director for Research, and Director of Neuroimaging, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

  • Nii Addy

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Electrochemistry
    • Neurobiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Signal Transduction
    • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Kyung-Heup Ahn

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Affective Disorders, Psychotic
    • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
    Clinical Interests
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Panic Disorder
    • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience; Director, Minority Recruitment, Psychiatry Department; Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Psychiatry Department

    Research Interests
    • Acetylcholine
    • Electrophysiology
    • Glutamates
    • Interneurons
    • Memory
    • Neurobiology
    • Nicotine
    • Psychiatry
    • Puberty
    • Signal Transduction
    • Prefrontal Cortex
    • Kisspeptins
  • Gustavo Angarita-Africano

    Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Inpatient Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), Psychiatry; Medical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (ForDD)

    Clinical Interests
    • Psychiatry
    • Substance-Related Disorders