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Elizabeth Connors, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Elizabeth Connors, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    389 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Dr. Connors received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child and Community Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) and in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. She is Director of School Mental Health Implementation Consultation and Research at The Consultation Center at Yale. Her work focuses on improving the quality of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention services for underserved and minoritized children, adolescents and their families in critical access points such as schools, community clinics and primary care settings. Dr. Connors is conducting research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to select and test implementation strategies to increase the use of measurement-based care among school mental health clinicians based on participatory research methods and principles of implementation science. Her projects also focus on effective, strategic implementation of other evidence-based approaches in schools to promote student social and emotional wellbeing and resilience to adversity, stress and trauma. Dr. Connors has expertise with specific implementation strategies including learning collaboratives, effective training/technical assistance and ongoing consultation for clinicians, organizations and state agency leaders within education, health and mental health sectors. Dr. Connors is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she collaborates with the National Center for School Mental Health to advance research, practice, policy and training about comprehensive school mental health system quality and sustainability nationwide.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Maryland Baltimore County, Clinical Psychology (2014)
  • Predoctoral Intern
    VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (2014)
  • BA
    Quinnipiac University, Psychology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Univ. of Washington Research Institute for Implementation Science in Education (RIISE) FellowInstitute of Education Sciences2022
Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions as a SupervisorYale Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology2021
Clinical Research Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institute of Mental Health2018, 2020, 2021
Child Intervention, Prevention and Services (CHIPS) FellowNational Institute of Mental Health2016
Graduate Psychology Education FellowHealth Resources and Services Administration2013

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