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Reena Kapoor, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Contact Information

Reena Kapoor, MD

Mailing Address

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Law & Psychiatry, 1st Floor, 34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Kapoor is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Law & Psychiatry Division, where her clinical work and scholarship focus on the intersection of mental illness, violence, and the criminal justice system. She has expertise in the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of violent and justice-involved individuals in a variety of treatment settings (e.g., prisons, jails, forensic hospitals, and the community). In addition, she serves as Associate Program Director for the Yale forensic psychiatry fellowship, teaching and supervising fellows in the country's largest training program for forensic psychiatrists. Dr. Kapoor has lectured nationally and internationally on forensic psychiatry and holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. She is the immediate past president of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, an Executive Councilor of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Psychiatry and Law, and a past president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society. Prior to joining the Law & Psychiatry faculty, Dr. Kapoor completed residency training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Yale, and medical school at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University (2008)
  • Chief Resident
    Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2007)
  • Psychiatry Resident
    Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2007)
  • MD
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Award for Distinguished ServiceConnecticut Psychiatric Society2014
FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2014
Yochelson ScholarYale University2008

Professional Service

Connecticut Psychiatric SocietyPresident2015 - Present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawCommunity Forensics Committee2014 - Present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawEducation Committee2014 - Present
Journal of Forensic Psychology and PsychiatryReviewer2014 - Present
APA AssemblyCT representative to APA Assembly2013 - Present
International Association for Forensic PsychotherapyPresident-Elect2013 - Present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawInstitutional and Correctional Committee2009 - Present
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the LawEditorial Board2009 - Present

Departments & Organizations