Daryn David, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor; Core Faculty Member, National Clinician Scholars Program


Daryn David, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Yale University, a licensed clinical psychologist, and an independent consultant and leadership coach. Her work emphasizes designing and delivering individual, team, and organizational coaching programs focused on enhancing clients’ leadership skills, professional efficacy, and teamwork. She has also provided strategic planning and program development services to a range of businesses, non-profits, and federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she completed an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

At the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. David is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Core Faculty Member of the National Clinician Scholars Program, where she teaches the Interpersonal Relationships and Leadership in the Workplace seminar to early-career health care professionals. Her other university-based efforts focus on strategic planning and development of programs including the DMHAS-funded International Recovery and Citizenship Council (IRCC).

Dr. David’s research background is in attachment theory, with an emphasis on the importance of healthy parent-child relationships for lifespan well-being. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she developed and tested educational and clinical supports aimed at enhancing the parenting capacities of mothers with mental health concerns. Dr. David draws on this expertise in interpersonal relationships and maternal well-being in her clinical practice, where her focus is on helping couples navigate and enhance their relationships, and helping working women and mothers improve their overall well-being and sense of empowerment. 

Dr. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, where she also completed her predoctoral clinical internship and her postdoctoral training.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (2009)
MPhil Yale University (2005)
AB Harvard University, Social Studies (1999)
Science and Technology Policy Fellow National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University, School of Medicine

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