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Sandra Resnick, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center; Editor, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

Contact Information

Sandra Resnick, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Sandy Resnick is Director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) national Measurement Based Care in Mental Health Initiative. She also conducts program evaluation of VHA specialty care and develops quality improvement strategies to enhance VHA mental health care. An expert in evidence-based practices for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, Dr. Resnick is passionate about data literacy and helping others understand how to use data to support and improve patient-centered mental health care at all levels of mental health systems. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is a co-founder of the Yale Measurement-Based Care Collaborative.

Education & Training

  • Special Mental Illness Fellow
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven CT (2003)
  • PhD
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2001)
  • MS
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (1998)
  • BS
    Tufts University (1991)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Michael S. Neale AwardAmerican Psychological Association, Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service2019
Carol T. Mowbray Early Career Research AwardUnited States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association2005

Professional Service

Serious Mental Illness Specialty CouncilChair2022 - Present
VA Representative, Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee - Present
Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance, American Psychological AssociationChair 2017-2019 Chair-Elect 2020-20222009 - 2019
United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2014

Departments & Organizations