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Julio Nunes, MD

Psychiatry Resident

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Julio Nunes, MD


I am a Psychiatry Resident at Yale University, with clinical experiences in Brazil and the U.S. After medical school, I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Stanford University Center for Clinical Research, where I studied shared decision-making and disparities. There, I was awarded for achievements in clinical trial equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Now at Yale, my interests lie at the intersection of addiction psychiatry and chronic pain. I am a part of the Pain and Addiction Interaction Neurosciences (PAIN) Laboratory, where we research pharmacological treatments for patients with chronic pain and substance use disorders. I am particularly interested in how health-care disparities affect pain management for persons living with addiction disorders. For my work, I received awards from the National Institute on Drug and Alcohol and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Most recently, I was selected for the Leadership Fellowship of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

I have an additional passion for medical education and mentoring, and I was awarded the departmental Resident Teaching Award in 2023.

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Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Stanford University, Center for Clinical Research (2022)
  • ECFMG Certification
    Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (2021)
  • MD
    Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, School of Medicine and Surgery (2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Leadership FellowshipAmerican Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF)2024
John Renner Travel AwardAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)2023
Diversity Scholars Travel AwardNational Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2023
Resident Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry2023
Postdoctoral Champion of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and InclusionStanford University - Office of Postdoctoral Affairs2021

Professional Service

Heart and MindEarly Career Editor2023 - Present

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