John Encandela, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director for Curriculum and Educator Assessment, Teaching & Learning Center (SOM)

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Teaching and Learning Center

Office of Cooperative Research


My contributions to education and research have focused on the organization and delivery of: (1) health-related services for vulnerable populations, and, (2) physician/health-professional training. After having done work in national and international evaluation of HIV/AIDS-related programs and mental health service research, a more recent component of my career has involved the application of my skills in medical education. In this area, most of my work has focused on working with medical education faculty in assessing trainees and training programs.

At the Yale School of Medicine, I focus on evaluation of the medical education curriculum and its component parts; training faculty, house staff, and students in giving and receiving feedback as part of teaching and learning; improving systems for assessing educators towards enhancement of teaching and faculty success; and consulting to faculty and trainees in evaluation approaches that contribute to scholarly work. I am also involved in incorporating LGBTQI-health related topics into the medical school curriculum and serve on the Dean's Council for LGBTQI Affairs. For select graduate medical education programs including my home department of Psychiatry, I work towards gathering and analyzing qualitative data that contribute to internal review of training programs.

Education & Training

PhD University of Pennsylvania (1994)
MA West Virginia University (1981)
NIMH Post-doctoral Fellow (1996-97) University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

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John Encandela, PhD
Office Location
Teaching & Learning CenterE.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Building A
367 Cedar Street, Ste 2nd floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PsychiatryPO Box 208060

New Haven, CT 06510-8060

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