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Theddeus Iheanacho, MBBS, DTM&H


Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Health Care System

Theddeus Iheanacho completed medical school and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in Nigeria and Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health (DTM&H) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Dr. Iheanacho then trained in general adult psychiatry in Dublin University Psychiatry Training Rotation, Ireland and general adult psychiatry residency at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), East Meadow, New York. While at NUMC, he served as Program-Wide Chief. Dr. Iheanacho completed addiction training at Yale Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and thereafter became a full-time faculty in department of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Global Mental Health Promotion Program in the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science CMIPS-GMHPP and Medical Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Health Care System. Dr. Iheanacho’s research, clinical work and scholarly activities are focused on increasing access to evidence-based interventions for mental disorders for underserved populations and in resource limited settings. He is the project lead for the The HAPPINESS Project which aims to integrate mental health in primary care to address mental health care gap due to severe shortage of psychiatric specialists in low- and middle-income countries.