Bellamy Appointed Director of PRCH; Succeeds Retiring Davidson
Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, associate professor of psychiatry, has been appointed director of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH). She replaces Larry Davidson, PhD, professor of psychiatry, who retires as director after leading PRCH for 22 years.
Desai's Grant Proposal to be Used for Mock Review of NIH Health Disparities Research Institute
A recent successful NIH K01 application by Miraj U. Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, will be used, for a three-year period, in the annual mock review of the prestigious NIH Health Disparities Research Institute.
Targeting the Barriers in the Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care With Peer Recovery Support
Milena Stanojlovic, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, and Larry Davidson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of, "Targeting the Barriers in the Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care With Peer Recovery Support."Source: Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
Recovery Coaching In and Out of Emergency Departments
Milena Stanojlovic, PhD, postdoctoral associate, and Maria O'Connell, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper that discusses the benefits of providing recovery coaching services in the emergency department for people with substance use disorders.Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Despite Precautions, COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Impacts People From Minoritized Backgrounds
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has found that people from racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions than their white counterparts.
High Demand For Mental Health Services Threatens to Overwhelm Spanish-speaking Staff
The stress of family, health and employment in the wake of the pandemic has created a high demand for mental health services in Connecticut. But for Spanish-speakers, who represent an ever-growing population in the state, finding mental health professionals who can understand and speak their native language is a particular challenge.Source: The Connecticut Examiner
Public spaces as transformative creative wellness spaces: an evaluation of Musical Intervention
Musical Intervention (MI) is a public space that supports individuals who seek opportunities for creativity and connection with the broader community. A new study by Yale researchers sought to evaluate and understand MI through surveys, qualitative interviews, and ethnographic observations.Source: Social Work in Mental Health
Citizenship, Social Justice and Collective Empowerment: Living Outside Mental Illness
Graziela Reis, MPH, project coordinator of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), and Larry Davidson, PhD, professor of psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper "Citizenship, Social Justice and Collective Empowerment: Living Outside Mental Illness."Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
McKee, Bellamy Receive Grant to Continue Development of Peer Mentor Training Program
Sherry McKee, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, associate professor of psychiatry have received a grant from the Elizabeth Dollard Charitable Trust to support continued development of their peer mentor training program for people in recovery from substance use and with lived experience of incarceration.
What Prevention and Treatment of Substance Dependence Can Tell Us About Addressing Violent Extremism
A growing body of evidence suggests that participation in violent extremism often feels much like substance addiction to those involved and that these experiential similarities likely are supported by common neurobiological pathways. James Kimmel, Jr.'s collaborative research between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School is cited in support of these findings.Source: RAND Corporation
Bellamy, Jordan Awarded NIH Research Grants
Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant for their research "Culturally-responsive community-driven substance use recovery for Black and Latinx populations."Source: National Institutes of Health
Public Spaces as Transformative Creative Wellness Spaces: An Evaluation of Musical Intervention
Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty and affiliates contributed to an article in Social Work in Mental Health about New Haven-based Musical Intervention and its collaboration with the Connecticut Mental Health Center, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and other Yale programs. Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, was senior author.Source: Social Work in Mental Health