Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD

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

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System | Connecticut Mental Health Center: Hispanic Clinic | Psychology Section

Yale Center for Asylum Medicine


Michelle Silva is a licensed clinical psychologist and 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 Connecticut Mental Health Center, Dr. Silva provides clinical services to individuals affected by immigration-related trauma at the Hispanic Clinic, and treats children, adolescents, and families at the West Haven Mental Health Clinic. She serves as a supervising psychologist for fellows in the Department's Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology, and faculty advisor to health professional students in the Behavioral Health Department of the Yale HAVEN Free Clinic.  

Education & Training

PsyD University of Hartford (2005)
MA University of Hartford (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Supervision, Psychology Section, 2010-2011; 2017-2018Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2018)

  • Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (2017)

  • Health Leadership Fellow, Class of 2011Connecticut Health Foundation

  • Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 2009Connecticut Psychological Association

  • Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Program, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 2006American Psychological Association

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Contact Info

Michelle Alejandra Silva, PsyD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry34 Park Street, 1st floor
New Haven, CT 06519