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Yale Psychiatry Wellness Initiative

The Wellness Task Force was established in 2019, tasked by the Graduate Education Committee (GEC) to support our training programs in addressing the complex intersections of burnout and physician well-being. It includes residents, fellows, and faculty interested in making tangible changes to promote well-being. Our group meets monthly to identify structural opportunities to improve the wellbeing of our trainees and advocate on their behalf. We have identified several domains in which we seek opportunities for enhancing wellbeing. These include: physical environments, access to and dissemination of well-being resources, training structures and their impacts on well-being, and fostering of community and social relationships.

Members 2021
Alec Lerner – PGY1
Eliza DeCroce-Movson – PGY2
Yvonne Uyanwune – PGY3
Brittany Atuahene – PGY3
Jasmine Saadatmand – PGY4
Frances Javier – SOLNIT
Cecilia Fitz-Gerald - Fellow
Pochu Ho - Faculty
Andrea Mendiola - Faculty
Dale Sebastian - Faculty
Katherine Klingensmith – Faculty

To learn more or if you are interested in joining the Wellness Task Force, please email Dr. Katherine Klingensmith at