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Public Psychiatry Division

The Department of Psychiatry created a new track in 2019 for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental health and substance use disorders who are eligible for services supported by public funds. Other topics related to or included in this field are:

  • Population Health and Health Equity
  • Social Determinants of Mental Health
  • Social Justice, Public Policy, and Advocacy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Recovery oriented practice, Person Centered Planning, and Shared Decision Making
  • Integrated and Collaborative Care Models
  • Street Psychiatry and Community outreach
  • Education and mentoring in the public sector
  • Professional roles and interdisciplinary teams in public sector work

The track is designed to foster the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience in order to enhance expertise within this arena, and to prepare interested residents for academic or other leadership roles within the public sector. Residents may choose to be affiliated with the track at any point during the residency.

  • Residents will identify their educational and potential career goals and receive mentorship to facilitate the achievement of these goals through periodic individual meetings with the track directors and other faculty.
  • Residents affiliated with the track may use the “Public psychiatry roadmap through the Yale residency” as a blueprint for potential clinical, community, and academic experiences.
  • Participation in the resident-lead Public Psychiatry Interest Group provides additional educational and networking opportunities.

Track Co-Directors:

Emma Lo, MD, Medical Director, Street Psychiatry Services, CMHC
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Andrea Mendiola, MD, Attending Psychiatrist, Hispanic Clinic, CMHC
Site Training Coordinator, Yale Residency in Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Jeanne Steiner, DO, Medical Director, CMHC
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry
Co-Director, Public Psychiatry Division