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John Cahill, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Acute Services Division, CMHC; Chief of Behavioral Health, Continuum of Care Inc.

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John Cahill, MD, PhD



Dr. Cahill specializes in building infrastructure and fostering culture to support clinical education, quality improvement and translational research. He has experience spanning EEG biomarker development and clinical trials; DevOps of clinical informatics systems; as well as the design and transformative leadership of clinical systems.

John undertook medical school and PhD training in the UK. He completed psychiatry residency and clinical research fellowships at Yale; is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Clinical Informatics; and has experience in community psychiatry in both the US and UK. His work is founded on: respect for the patient and caregiver experience; offering minimally-burdensome, yet effective treatments, in minimally-restrictive environments; and wholistic, pluralistic and complex systems thinking.

He serves as core faculty at the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program and courtesy faculty at Yale School of Nursing.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Huddersfield, Translational neuroscience (2018)
  • Fellow in Psychotic Disorders/ Community Psychiatry
    Yale University/ Connecticut Mental Health Center (2015)
  • Fellow in Advanced Psychopharmacology
    Yale University/ West Haven VA (2014)
  • Resident in Psychiatry
    Yale University (2012)
  • BMBS
    University of Nottingham (2005)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (Preventive Medicine) (2019)

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