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Stefanie Gillson, MD

Psychiatry Resident

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Stefanie Gillson, MD


Stefanie Gillson, MD is a Public Psychiatry Fellow and Chief Resident of Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale Department of Psychiatry. She is an American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA Minority Fellow and an Institute Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health where she focuses on developing community-based initiatives to address mental health disparities among Indigenous populations through a historical and contemporary lens. She is a member of the Association of American Indian Physicians where she actively recruits Indigenous youth into the medical field.

Aside from her work with Native communities, she is a co-founder of the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale and the Yale Women’s Housestaff Association.

Dr. Gillson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth campus where her education was focused on rural and Native American health. She is will be starting a Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center in July 2021.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Minnesota (2017)
  • BS
    University of Minnesota (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Public Psychiatry FellowYale Department of Psychiatry2020
SAMHSA Minority FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association2019
Institute ScholarJohns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health2019

Professional Service

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, American Psychiatric AssociationMember2019 - Present
The Women's Mental Health Conference at YaleFounding Member2019 - Present
Yale Women's Housestaff OrganizationCo-President2019 - Present

Departments & Organizations