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Albert Powers, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical & Associate Director, Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Clinic, Psychiatry

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Albert Powers, MD, PhD



Dr. Powers is an Associate Professor at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director and Associate Director of the PRIME Psychosis Risk Clinic at Yale. In addition to treating individuals who suffer from the symptoms of early psychosis, he uses computational approaches to understand how sensory systems might go awry to produce hallucinations and other symptoms of psychosis.

Education & Training

  • Chief Resident, Neuroscience Research Training Program
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • PhD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012)
  • MD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012)
  • BA
    Yale University (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Young Physician-Scientist AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2022
Carol and Eugene Ludwig Award for Early Career ResearchLudwig Family Foundation2021
Second Prize, Yale Digital PitchfestYale Office for Cooperative Research2021
Future Leader AwardInternational Early Psychosis Association2018
Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical ResearchBrain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF)2018
ParticipantCareer Development Institute for Psychiatry2018
New Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology2018
Career Award for Medical ScientistsBurroughs-Wellcome Fund2018
Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel FellowshipSociety of Biological Psychiatry2016
Seymour L. Lustman Award for Resident ResearchYale University Department of Psychiatry2016
APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators (Participant)American Psychiatric Association2015
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain and Behavior Research Foundation2015
Detre Fellowship Award for Translational NeuroscienceYale University Department of Psychiatry2014
Beauchamp Award for Excellence in PsychiatryVanderbilt University School of Medicine2012
National Research Service Award (F30 NRSA)National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)2009
Travel FellowshipAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)2008
Travel AwardInternational Multisensory Research Forum2008

Professional Service

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)Associate Member2022 - Present
Schizophrenia ResearchGuest Editor, Special Issue on Computational Approaches to Understanding Psychosis2020 - 2022

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