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Beth Grunschel, MD, ScM

Psychiatrist, Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry

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Beth Grunschel, MD, ScM


Dr. Grunschel received an Sc.B. and an Sc.M. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, with a masters thesis on murine bone biomechanics, prior to completing her M.D. at Jefferson Medical College. After completing medical school, Dr. Grunschel completed her Psychiatry residency at Yale, serving as Chief Resident of Education for the residency and Chief Resident of Inpatient Psychiatry at VA-Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Grunschel continued at Yale, completing an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Grunschel has held staff/faculty positions at Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale Health/Student Mental Health & Counseling, and VA-Connecticut Healthcare System. Additionally, she has significant experience in clinical education, having taught medical, physician associate, and nursing students as well as residents and fellows in various specialty disciplines. She co-chaired the Pain Curriculum Committee at Yale School of Medicine and served as a Section Leader for the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) for medical, physician associate, and nursing students. She continues to engage in teaching as a supervisor of psychotherapy in the psychiatry residency. She works clinically in private practice. Areas of professional interest/expertise include psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, addiction work including non-substance disorders (sexual addiction, technology addiction), psychological and interdisciplinary approaches to chronic pain disorders, LGBTQ topics, work with young adults and transitional age youth, and providing clinical care for health professionals and health professional trainees.

Education & Training

  • Addiction Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2015)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2014)
  • Chief Resident of Education
    Yale School of Medicine (2014)
  • Chief Resident, Inpatient Psychiatry
    VA-Connecticut Healthcare System (2014)
  • MD
    Jefferson Medical College (2010)
  • ScM
    Brown University (2006)
  • ScB
    Brown University (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Honorable Mention for Innovation in EducationYale Teaching and Learning Center2015
Addiction Psychiatry Fellow Travel AwardAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry2014
Excellence in ProfessionalismJefferson Medical College2007