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Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD

Faculty Leader

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, Psychiatry

Michelle Silva is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is also Director of the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, an academic-community partnership designed to expand access to behavioral health services for the monolingual Spanish speaking community of greater New Haven. Dr. Silva’s work bridges practice, education, and clinical research, and she engages in multidisciplinary collaborations designed to promote health equity among vulnerable and underserved communities. Based at the Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Dr. Silva provides clinical services to individuals affected by immigration-related trauma and supervises health professional students providing psychoeducational interventions through the Behavioral Health Program at the Yale HAVEN Free Clinic. Her areas of professional interests include immigration and trauma; community-based mental health promotion for immigrant and refugee youth; and the role of social justice and advocacy in professional training and practice.