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Daryn David, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Director for Leadership Development and Coaching Initiatives, Offices of Academic & Professional Development (OAPD) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

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Daryn David, PhD



Daryn H. David, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and leadership development coach. At the Yale School of Medicine, Daryn is an Assistant Professor at the Child Study Center and serves as Director for Leadership Development and Coaching Initiatives in the Offices of Academic & Professional Development (OAPD) and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ODEI).

Through dynamic pedagogy, leadership development coaching, and innovative programming, Daryn leverages her expertise to help academics and health care providers actualize their fullest professional potential. She further promotes the educational mission of Yale University by coaching high-impact global leaders through the Yale Greenberg World Fellowship.

In addition to her work in academia, Daryn maintains a small psychotherapy and coaching practice devoted to supporting women professionals.

Daryn holds a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a PhD in psychology from Yale University, where she also completed her predoctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship.

Following her formal academic training, Daryn pursued an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, she completed the Playing Big Facilitators Training with Tara Mohr and the Blue Mesa Transformational Coaching Program and is a certified facilitator of the Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader, Advancing the Extraordinary Leader, and Extraordinary Performer workshops.

Education & Training

  • Science and Technology Policy Fellow
    National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University, School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    Yale University (2009)
  • MPhil
    Yale University (2005)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Social Studies (1999)

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