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Alex Belser, MPhil, PhD

Clinical Research Fellow, Pachankis Lab

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Alex Belser, MPhil, PhD


Alexander Belser, MPhil, PhD, is a Clinical Research Fellow with the ESTEEM Program at the Yale School of Public Health. Previously he was a Fellow in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University, where he taught graduate coursework in psychotherapy. Alex has two primary areas of research: (1) preventing suicide and improving mental health outcomes among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth, (2) psychedelic-assisted clinical research to reduce anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, and post-traumatic stress. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Alex completed his clinical and research training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and the New York Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center.

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Education & Training

  • PhD
    New York University (2018)
  • MPhil
    Cambridge University (2005)
  • BA
    Georgetown University (2002)