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Zachary Harvanek, MD/PhD

Instructor of Psychiatry; NRTP, Yale Department of Psychiatry

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Zachary Harvanek, MD/PhD


I am from Boulder, Colorado and studied Biomedical Engineering & Biology during my undergraduate time at Duke University. I went on to complete an MD/PhD at the University of Michigan, studying how perception of the environment regulated neuropeptidergic signaling pathways, metabolism, and aging. I then came to Yale for my Psychiatry residency as part of the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP). Here at Yale I have studied how stress and resilience influence obesity, metabolic disease, and aging with Drs. Rajita Sinha and Ke Xu. I further specialized with a clinical fellowship in the psychiatric care of the medically ill (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, formerly Psychosomatic Medicine), and have now joined faculty, with plans to continue studying the complex interactions between physical and mental health.

Education & Training

  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University (2023)
  • Resident
    Yale University (2022)
  • MD/PhD
    University of Michigan, Molecular & Integrative Physiology (2018)
  • BEngSci
    Duke University, Biomedical Engineering & Biology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Yale Physician-Scientist Development AwardYale School of Medicine2023
William Webb FellowshipAcademy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry2022

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