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Connecticut Psychological Association Honors Haeny, Gordon

November 16, 2020

Two members of the Yale Department of Psychiatry were honored November 13 at the annual Business Meeting of the Connecticut Psychological Association.

  • Angela Haeny, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
  • Derrick Gordon, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry: Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest.

Haeny is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialty in substance use disorders. She completed her internship in Clinical and Community Psychology at Yale School of Medicine, and completed a NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellowship through the Division of Prevention and Community Research at Yale School of Medicine. She is committed to eliminating racial disparities and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, which cuts across all aspects of her work. Broadly, her research addresses racial disparities in substance use disorder treatment.

Gordon has considerable experience in intervention and prevention development having served as an investigator on several federal, NIH, and state funded projects and studies focused on those factors that either support or undermine men transitioning from prison back to the community; the engagement of low-income, non-custodial fathers; the identification and service of adolescent fathers committed to child protection services; and men mandated to batterer intervention groups in the community. He is currently a co-investigator and a minority supplement recipient on an NIH funded project that examines the STI risk of heterosexual young men to their pregnant female partners.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on November 16, 2020