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Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine



Hanna Stevens joined the faculty of the Child Study Center in 2010. She is currently directing a program of research on model systems of early brain development. She is particularly interested in the impact of prenatal genetic and environmental factors on childhood behavioral problems and how early events in brain development relate to the onset of major mental illness, such as depression and schizophrenia, in adolescence and adulthood. The long term goals of her research program are to better understand the etiologies of child and adult mental illnesses and to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers affected by mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Stevens is also the associate training director of the Child Study Center's innovative psychiatry residency program. The Solnit Integrated Program provides psychiatrists-in-training with the opportunity to integrate general, child and research psychiatry across all stages of their career and will be a major pathway by which the next generation of academic leaders in child psychiatry are developed. See link below

Education & Training

  • Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2010)
  • MD
    University of Illinois (2004)
  • PhD
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neuroscience (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Young Investigator Memorial Travel AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmocology2009
Robinson-Cunningham AwardAmerican Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2009
Seymour Lustman Resident Research AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine2009
Young Investigator AwardNARSAD2009
FellowGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry2007
Ira R. Levine Award for Clinical ExcellenceDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine2007
Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine2003
P.E.O. Scholar AwardP.E.O. International Sisterhood2002

Professional Service

Yale Child Study CenterPublic Affairs Committee2011 - Present
Department of PsychiatryGraduate Education Committee2009 - 2010
Solnit Integrated Residency ProgramSteering Committee

Departments & Organizations