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Erica Ahlert, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Student Mental Health and Wellness Program, Advisory Committee ; Affiliate, Green College Affiliates

Contact Information

Erica Ahlert, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    357 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Erica Ahlert, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After completing General Psychiatry training at Yale, she went on to complete fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and College Mental Health. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. She sits on the Advisory Committee of the Student Mental Health and Wellness Program at the Yale School of Medicine, and is a Green College Affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. She also sees patients in her private practice in New Haven, CT.

Clinical interests include issues of identity formation, separation/individuation, development across the life span, creative expression and blocks, adjustment to school and college, depression, anxiety, grief, attention/hyperactivity, impulse control, coping with medical illness, children of divorce, and pre/postnatal issues.

Academic interests include mentoring college, medical, and professional students; teaching the application of the biopsychosocial model throughout clinical medicine; and the role of psychotherapy in the care of individual patients.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University Health Services (2009)
  • Fellow
    Medical University of South Carolina (2008)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
  • MD
    Medical University of South Carolina (2003)
  • BS
    Northwestern University, School of Speech, Communication Studies; French minor; Musical Theater Certificate Program (1995)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2008, recertified: 2018)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association2021
Roger Coleman Memorial Award for Service to PatientsConnecticut Psychiatric Society2013
Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship in PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association2003
Student Award for Excellence in NeurologyAmerican Academy of Neurology2003
Dean’s Award Full Tuition Scholarship, College of MedicineMedical University of South Carolina1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

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