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Daryn David, PhD

Associate Research Scientist; Core Faculty Member, National Clinician Scholars Program

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Daryn David, PhD


Daryn David is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and leadership development coach. At the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. David is a Core Faculty Member of the National Clinician Scholars Program and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center, where she designs and implements innovative leadership development curricula. Across departments, Dr. David provides leadership development coaching to YSM faculty members and teaches several courses focused on interpersonal relationships, teamwork, and effective leadership.

Her other university-based efforts include delivering leadership development programming to the Yale Greenberg World Fellows and coaching within the Women’s Leadership Program at the Yale School of Management.

Dr. David has provided strategic planning and program development consulting to federal agencies including the Department of State (DoS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she previously completed an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

Dr. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, where she also completed her predoctoral clinical internship and her postdoctoral training. She has completed the Playing Big Facilitators Training with Tara Mohr.

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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