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The academic and generational experiences of Miraj U. Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, have come together in the Structural Health and Psychology (SHP) Lab, where Desai investigates the structural bases of health, equity, and inequity, as well as in a new field Desai created, called structural psychology. Structural psychology spans the entire translational science spectrum, inclusive of basic, clinical, community, and population health research.
- May 25, 2023Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
Graziela Reis, MPH; Larry Davidson, PhD; Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, and Mark Costa, MD, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Quarterly that describes the voice management strategies shared in a hearing voices peer support group within a Brazilian public mental health service.
- May 23, 2023Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Affiliates of Imani Breakthrough, including first author Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, and Chyrell Bellamy, MD, MSW, chronicle the program in Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment. Imani Breakthrough is a two-phase 22-week intervention developed by the community, run by facilitators with lived experience and church members, that is implemented in Black and Latinx church settings.
- May 15, 2023
Elm City COMPASS of New Haven was honored with the Yale Department of Psychiatry's Mental Health Advocacy Award at the 2023 Yale-NAMI Conference on Neuroscience and Mental Health held May 13 at The Anlyan Center.
- April 25, 2023
Miraj Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was invited to participate in Catalyze, a national summit on race and health equity organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- April 14, 2023Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Graziela Reis, MPH; Mark Costa, MD, MPH; and Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, are co-authors of a review in International Journal of Social Psychiatry that seeks to understand and describe the experience of Brazilian immigrants in the United States, related to mental health, assessing what studies have addressed and what still needs to be researched.
- April 04, 2023
New Community-Engaged Study Documents Relation Between Mental Health and 'Atmospheric,' Structural Racism
A new collaborative study, published in the American Journal of Community Psychology and conducted by members of the Yale Department of Psychiatry and Beulah Heights Church in New Haven, reveals the ways in which mental health can be impacted by “atmospheric,” structural racism.
- April 03, 2023Source: La Voz Hispana de Connecticut
Imani, which means "faith" in Swahili, is a 24-week harm reduction program led by people with lived experience of drug abuse against Black and Latino people in New Haven, New Britain, Waterbury, Hartford and Bridgeport inside the churches.
- March 08, 2023
Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities in U.S. Military Veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans StudySource: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Five Yale researchers are authors of a study in Journal of Psychiatric Research that examines racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of psychiatric outcomes in a population-based sample of White, Black, and Hispanic military veterans.
- March 07, 2023
When Bridgett Williamson gives hope to others in recovery, she is giving back something that once was given to her.