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A Gould (they/them/theirs or he/him/his)

Program Coordinator

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A Gould (they/them/theirs or he/him/his)

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Since 2022, Mx. A Gould (pronouns: they/them/theirs or he/him/his) is a Program Coordinator with the Yale School of Medicine YSM) Office of Curriculum. They support the Health Equity Thread (HET). This Thread is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and respond to the challenge of assuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusive health care system for patients and communities. In addition, Mx. A Gould is also working toward a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University. After graduating, they plan on becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and work with LGBTQAI+ clients.

Prior to being a Program Coordinator, Mx. Gould worked in the YSM Psychiatry Department as a Research Assistant 1 and 2. Under Dr. Meenakshi Alreja, they supported the VA National Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Series. The ECHO team offers three monthly webinar series for primary care and mental healthcare providers on a variety of topics including Veteran mental health, suicide prevention, substance use disorder, and LGBTQ+ mental health. In addition, while working in Dr. Zafra Cooper's lab, Mx. Gould worked on a project investigating the prevalence of eating disorders among new Veterans & associated risk factors. In the Belief, Learning, & Memory Lab, Mx. Gould supported a study using neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)), and electroencephalogram (EEG) to investigate how psychosis impacts prediction error & belief updating.

Prior to Yale, Mx. Gould studied psychology and graduated with a BA from Wells College in 2016. After graduation, they worked for the Uniformed Services University (USU) at Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). There, they gained experience working with multiple populations including Veterans, active duty service members, and military families.

Mx. Gould has worked with study participants who have Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complicated grief disorder, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. Their research interests include LGBTQIA+ health, health equity, suicidality, suicide prevention, and mental illness treatments.

Education & Training

  • BA
    Wells College, Psychology (2016)