Michelle A Silva, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System | Connecticut Mental Health Center: Hispanic Clinic; West Haven Mental Health Center | Psychology Section

Yale Center for Asylum Medicine


Michelle Silva is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Director of the Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, an academic-community partnership designed to expand access to behavioral health services for the monolingual Spanish speaking community of greater New Haven. Dr. Silva’s work bridges practice, education, and clinical research, and she engages in multidisciplinary collaborations designed to promote health equity among vulnerable and underserved communities. Based at the Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Dr. Silva provides clinical services to individuals affected by immigration-related trauma and supervises health professional students providing psychoeducational interventions through the Behavioral Health Program of the Yale HAVEN Free Clinic. 

Education & Training

PsyD University of Hartford (2005)
MA University of Hartford (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (2017)

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Supervision, Psychology Section, 2010-2011Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Health Leadership Fellow, Class of 2011Connecticut Health Foundation

  • Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 2009Connecticut Psychological Association

  • Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Program, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 2006American Psychological Association

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Contact Info

Michelle A Silva, PsyD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry34 Park Street, 1st floor
New Haven, CT 06519