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Tichianaa Armah, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Chief Psychiatry Officer, Behavioral Health; Vice President, Behavioral Health; Senior Faculty, Weitzman Institute; Medical Director, Psychiatry

Contact Information

Tichianaa Armah, MD

Mailing Address

  • Hispanic Clinic

    Community Mental Health Center, 34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06508

    United States


Dr. Tichianaa Armah, a Bronx, NY native graduated from Swarthmore College. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, home of the Biopsychosocial model. While pursuing her psychiatry residency at Yale, she served as co-president of the Psychiatric Residents Association and Chief Resident of the Hispanic Clinic at the Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven Connecticut. In more recent years, Dr. Armah has served as Chief Psychiatry Officer and VP of Behavioral Health for Community Health Center, Inc. In 2021, she was recognized by the U.S Government as a Distinguished 400 awardee and honored by the American Psychiatric Association for Excellence in Teaching Residents, one of its highest teaching awards for 2022-2023 academic year.She is also currently Medical Advisor for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Residency Program. CHCI founded in 1972 has become a leading independent, non-profit healthcare provider in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 130,000 people, with a primary commitment to underserved communities.

Dr. Armah has made an enduring commitment to community engagement and empowering youths to pursue careers in medicine and the mental health field. She has been honored by the Connecticut Psychiatric Society with the Roger Coleman Memorial Award for her exemplary devotion to patients and commitment to quality care. Her primary academic interest involves cultural humility and mental healthcare disparities.

Dr. Armah is driven to increase access to quality care for the most vulnerable populations.

To achieve this goal, Dr. Armah has become Co-PI on the HRSA funded Optimizing Virtual Care grant, continuously advocating for telehealth embracement and maintenance with the shift the pandemic has created. She also plays a role in training the next generation of Mental Health Care Providers within an Integrated Model of Care, and advises on Psychiatric electronic consults from underserved rural settings. She also helped support development of a robust telepsychiatry program at CHCI. Furthermore she is tireless in her efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities providing outstanding psychiatric care in communities where patients have not seen themselves reflected in their health care providers.

You can find her on Youtube, Instagram, LinkedIn: Tichianaa Armah, and Twitter: @DrArmah1

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University (2012)
  • MD
    Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2008)
  • BA
    Swarthmore College, Psychology (1999)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Vera Paster AwardAmerican Orthopsychiatric Association2012
Minority FellowshipAmerican Psychiatric Association2011