Research & Publications
Gretchen Hermes completed her MD/PhD on pre-clinical stress-diathesis models of social neglect at the University of Chicago with Martha K. McClintock, a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience. These models of psychopathology (schizophrenia, depression) laid the foundation for her current research on molecular mechanisms that protect against the pathophysiological changes underlying abnormal brain development. This work in collaboration with the Section of Comparative Medicine and the Yale Depression Research Program focuses on the role of mitochondrial proteins in facilitating synaptic plasticity and neurotransmission, representing a potential paradigm shift toward a role for energy and biogenesis in mental illness.
Dr. Hermes is also an attending psychiatrist at the APT Foundation, a cornerstone treatment facility for Opioid Use Disorder in New Haven where she provides targeted pharmacotherapy for the full spectrum of co-morbid DSM disorders. In addition, Dr. Hermes is on the faculty of the Yale Addiction Fellowship where she teaches and supervises fellows in the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program.
Dr. Hermes is a co-investigator at the Yale Stress Center, an interdisciplinary behavioral health facility, dedicated to applying evidence-informed practice to reduce the risk of stress-related physical and mental illnesses. The Stress Center conducts research on the science of stress, linking brain mechanisms of stress to disease, and on related interventions.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2007)
- PhDUniversity of Chicago (2003)
- MAHarvard Divinity School (1997)
- Research Fellowship, SchizophreniaYale University
- ResidencyYale University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH, Interdisciplinary Program in ImmunologyUniversity of Chicago
Honors & Recognition
|NARSAD Young Investigator Grant||Brain and Behavior Research Foundation||2015|
|Workshop on Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, Travel Award and Stipend||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory||2012|
|Daniel X. and Mary Freedman Fellowship in Academic Psychiatry||Freedman Foundation||2011|
|APA-Pfizer M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellowship Award||American Psychiatric Association||2011|
|Power Day Award, Psychiatry, for a resident nominated by 3rd year medical class, who serves as a true role model for Yale medical students||Yale School of Medicine||2011|
|APA-Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar||American Psychiatric Association||2010|
|Seymour Lustman Award for Outstanding Resident Research||Yale Department of Psychiatry||2009|
|ACNP Travel Award||American College of Neuropsychopharmacology||2008|
|Female Opioid Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE)||2017 - Present|
|California Breast Cancer Research Program; University of California, Office of the President||Peer Review: Grant submissions in response to an Animal Models Initiative to Investigate Concurrent Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Stress Factors on Mammary Cancer||2016 - Present|
|Ad Hoc Reviewer||Brain, Behavior, and Immunity; Frontiers: Schizophrenia, Associate Editor; Neuropharmacology; Neuroendocrinology; Neuroscience Letters; Psychoneuroimmunolgy; Psychiatry Research; Sage OPEN Publications; Schizophrenia Research; Schizophrenia Bulletin||2008 - Present|