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Reena Kapoor, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry Fellows

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Reena Kapoor, MD

Mailing Address

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Law & Psychiatry, 1st Floor, 34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Kapoor is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Law & Psychiatry Division, where her clinical work and scholarship focus on the intersection of mental illness, violence, and the criminal justice system. She has expertise in the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of violent and justice-involved individuals in a variety of treatment settings (e.g., prisons, jails, forensic hospitals, and the community). In addition, she serves as a Program Director for the Yale forensic psychiatry fellowship, teaching and supervising fellows in the country's largest training program for forensic psychiatrists. Dr. Kapoor has lectured nationally and internationally on forensic psychiatry and holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. She is chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on Judicial Action and president of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, as well as a past president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society and the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. Prior to joining the Law & Psychiatry faculty, Dr. Kapoor completed residency training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Yale, and medical school at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University (2008)
  • Chief Resident
    Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2007)
  • Psychiatry Resident
    Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2007)
  • MD
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2003)

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