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Rachel Ouellette, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Rachel Ouellette, PhD

Mailing Address

  • The Consultation Center

    389 Whitney Ave

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Dr. Rachel Ouellette is a postdoctoral fellow with the Yale School of Medicine NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention. She obtained her PhD in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Clinical Science Program at Florida International University after completing her predoctoral internship at the Yale School of Medicine with the Yale Consultation Center and West Haven Mental Health Clinic. She engages in research, community consultation, and program evaluation to promote data-driven decision-making, social connectedness, and emotional well-being among youth and youth-serving adults in public spaces, including school, after-school, and social media. Her dissertation was funded by an NIH F31 Predoctoral National Research Service Award with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and utilized mixed methods to examine effectiveness supporting youth and social connectedness across staff as predictors of after-school staff work-related well-being, including job stress and satisfaction. She is a prevention and dissemination scientist and consultant who partners regularly with school and after-school partners ranging from preschool to middle school age to promote staff well-being and youth social and emotional well-being.

Education & Training

  • Predoctoral Intern
    Yale University (2022)
  • PhD
    Florida International University, Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology (2022)
  • BS
    Yale University, Psychology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
'Best 5 min talk' at 6th Annual Yale Postdoc SymposiumYale Postdoc Association2023
APA Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute FellowAmerican Psychological Association2020
Peter and Malina James & Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship RecipientAmerican Psychological Foundation - Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology2019
NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 FellowshipEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development2019
Graduate Student Research Seed Fund AwardFlorida International University2018, 2019
Presidential FellowshipFlorida International University2016, 2017, 2018

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