Research & Publications
Carolyn M. Mazure is the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women’s Health, and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale.
After three years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and fellowship training at Yale, Dr. Mazure was invited to join the Yale faculty — becoming an active clinician, a researcher funded by the NIH, and Director of Psychiatry’s Adult Inpatient Program at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Her contributions in women’s health began with her internationally recognized research in depression. She was the first to demonstrate how stress is a more potent pathway to depression in women than men and use these findings to inform treatment interventions.
Understanding the value of uncovering sex and gender differences in the field of depression and recognizing that such data are sorely lacking in other fields, Dr. Mazure designed and directs Women’s Health Research at Yale, the university’s interdisciplinary research center on the interplay of sex, gender, and health.
Since its inception in 1998, the center has become a national model for launching research on the influence of sex and gender on human health, translating findings into practice, sharing health information with the public and policymakers, and providing mentored training in interdisciplinary team science.
She has been an invited speaker at diverse venues, such as NASA and the Smithsonian Institution, and has been a featured expert on ABC’s “Prime Time Live” and in the BBC documentary “The Science of Stress.” Her books include “Does Stress Cause Psychiatric Illness?” and “Understanding Depression in Women: Applying Empirical Research to Practice and Policy.”
Dr. Mazure has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the NIH Office for Research on Women’s Health. She has provided testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on the importance of women’s health research. She also has served on the planning committee for the First White House Conference on Mental Health and as a fellow for the U.S. Congress’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Her many honors include the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology, the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the National Organization for Women, and a U.S. Public Health Fellowship.
Education & Training
- PhDPenn State University/University Park (1980)
- FellowYale School of Medicine
- Post DoctoralYale University Health Services
- Invited Speaker, Studying Women's Health: Findings and ImplicationsParis, France 2019
- Invited Speaker, Studying Women's Health: Findings and ImplicationsBordeaux, France 2019
- Consultant, French National Scientific Research Center, University of BordeauxTalence, France 2013
- Site Reviewer, Centres for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Addictions, Canadian Institutes for Health ResearchOttawa, Canada 2008
- External Program Reviewer, The Centre for Research in Women's Health, University of TorontoToronto, Canada 2006
- Consultant, The Risk/Resilience Laboratory, The Department of Behavioral Sciences of Ben-Gurion University of the NegevBe'er Sheva, Israel (2005-2009)
- Invited Speaker, Life Stress and Cognitive Style in the Prediction of Late Life Depression, International Psychogeriatric Association, 12th International CongressStockholm, Sweden 2005
- Invited Speaker, Understanding the Interaction of Stress and Gender in Predicting Depression, First World Congress on Women and Mental HealthBerlin, Germany 2001
- Featured Expert and Consultant, The Science of Stress, Discovery Health / BBC ProductionLondon, United Kingdom 2001
Honors & Recognition
|Whitney Humanities Center Fellow||Yale University||2016, 2017|
|Sidney J. Blatt Award, in Recognition of Exceptional Achievement as a Clinician, Researcher, and Scholar||Yale Department of Psychiatry, Psychology Section's Highest Award||2016|
|Distinguished Administrative Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award||Connecticut American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network||2015|
|Elected||Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering||2010|
|Inducted||Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame||2009|
|American Psychological Association Distingushed Leadership Award||Committee on Women in Psychology||2008|
|Elizabeth Blackwell Award||National Organization for Women — Connecticut Chapter||2007|
|Marion Spencer Fay Award||Institute for Women's Health and Leadership||2007|
|The Stephen Fleck Clinician and Teacher Faculty Award||Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine||1994|
|U.S. Public Health Service Fellowship||1979|
|International Journal of Women's Dermatology, IJWD, Editorial Board||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Advisory Committee for the NIH Office for Research on Women's Health||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2014 - Present|
|The New England Network on Faculty Affairs (NENFA) Steering Committee||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2012 - 2014|
|Consensus Report on The Status of Women & Girls in New Haven, Community Services Administration, City of New Haven, CT||Invited Co-Chair||2012|
|American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Women's Health Advisory Board||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2012 - 2014|
|Scientific Workshop: Public Policy Implications of a New National Institutes of Health Women's Health Research Agenda, George Washington University, Washington, DC||Invited Participant||2010|
|American College of Radiology Forum on Leadership, Reston, Virginia||Invited Consultant||2007|
|Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2006 - Present|
|Surgeon General's Workshop on Women's Mental Health||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2005 - Present|
|Behavioral Health Space Flight Review Panel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2005 - Present|
|Community Fund for Women and Girls, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven||Board Member||2004 - 2010|
|Public Health Policy Fellow on the Democratic Staff of the Government Reform Committee for ranking Democratic member Henry A. Waxman of the U.S. House of Representatives||Fellow||2004 - Present|
|Jane Wilson Smith Invited Lectureship at Tulane Univeristy||Lecturer||2004 - Present|
|American Psychological Association's Summit on Women and Depression, Chair||Consultant/Advisory Committee||2000 - Present|
|First White House Conference on Mental Health||Consultant/Advisory Committee||1999 - Present|
|Permanent Commission on the Status of Women for the State of Connecticut||Consultant/Advisory Committee||1999 - Present|
|The Journal of Women's Health||Editorial Board||1999 - Present|
|National Institute of Mental Health — Clinical Psychopathology Review Committee||NIH Study Section||1995 - 1999|