To the Yale School of Medicine Community,

The Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Medicine respect the academic freedom of faculty members and affirm the free speech rights of citizens. The Department and Medical School do not take positions or issue statements regarding the mental and emotional status of public officials. Further, the Department affirms the importance of the ethical standard of conducting an examination of an individual and obtaining proper authorization before publicly stating a professional opinion about that individual. As she has stated, Dr. Bandy Lee’s opinions are her own and do not represent the views of the Department, the Medical School, or the University.

The Department of Psychiatry Executive Committee

John Krystal, M.D.
Samuel Ball, Ph.D
Cindy Crusto, Ph.D.
Frank Fortunati, M.D., J.D.
Stephanie O’Malley, Ph.D.
Ismene Petrakis, M.D.
Robert Rohrbaugh, M.D.
Michael Sernyak, M.D.
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D