Ellen Lockard Edens, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Fellowship Director, Addiction Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of

Addiction Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Edens is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Edens received her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and subsequently completed residency training in psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed advanced training in addiction psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and then a VA-funded addiction psychiatry clinical/research fellowship. She joined the faculty in 2011.

Dr. Edens is also the Associate Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency at Yale, an ACGME-accredited program, where she oversees the program’s didactic curriculum and clinical supervision.

Her clinical and research interests dovetail in the area of comorbid addiction and pain. She is currently involved in a clinic designed to assess veterans with chronic pain and long-term opioid treatment. Additionally, she is working to develop a curriculum to train addiction clinicians and psychiatry fellows in the identification, assessment, management and referral of pain complaints.

Education & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002)

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Ellen Lockard Edens, MD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry950 Campbell Avenue
Mailstop 116A

West Haven, CT 06516

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