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Research & Scholarship

There are over 88 full time faculty psychologists within the Department of Psychiatry. These faculty members are leaders in the field and in their areas of specialty, as evidenced by their record of grants, publications, awards, and roles in professional organizations and government-sponsored boards and committees. In addition to their leadership responsibilities in clinical care and education, the faculty lead active research programs and have established a number of research centers at the medical school in the areas of addiction, psychotherapy development, interdisciplinary stress research, women’s health, recovery from mental illness, prevention and consultation, and on eating and weight disorders.

  • Alan Anticevic

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Affect
    • Mental Disorders
    • Cognition
    • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
    • Emotions
    • Memory, Short-Term
    • Schizophrenia
    • Computational Biology
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Neuroimaging
  • Seth Axelrod

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program; Director of Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

    Research Interests
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Burnout, Professional
    • Psychiatry
    • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
    • Substance Abuse Detection
    • Mindfulness
  • Samuel Ball

    Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

    Research Interests
    • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
    • Mental Disorders
    • Homeless Persons
    • Personality
    • Personality Disorders
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychotherapy
    • Substance Abuse Detection
    • Treatment Outcome
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Declan Barry

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation; Director of Research, APT Foundation

    Research Interests
    • Culture
    • Opioid-Related Disorders
    • Psychotherapy
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Chronic Pain
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Consultation Clinic; Director, Predoctoral Training in Psychology Service

    Research Interests
    • HIV
    • Neuropsychology
    • Psychiatry
    • Executive Function
  • Kevin Behar

    Senior Research Scientist; Director, MRRC Neurometabolism Research Laboratory

    Research Interests
    • Central Nervous System
    • Glutamates
    • Glutamine
    • Psychiatry
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Morris Bell

    Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry; VA RR&D Senior Research Career Scientist

    Research Interests
    • Neuropsychology
    • Psychiatry
    • Schizophrenia
    • Veterans
  • Anne Black

    Assistant Professor; Health Science Specialist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

    Research Interests
    • Impulsive Behavior
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Behavioral Research
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Kathleen Carroll

    Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

    Research Interests
    • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
    • Mental Disorders
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychotherapy
    • Evidence-Based Medicine
    • Cognitive Science
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Dana Cavallo

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Behavioral Medicine
    • Marijuana Smoking
    • Psychiatry
    • Substance Abuse Detection
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Marek Chawarski

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Emergency Medicine

    Research Interests
    • China
    • Malaysia
    • Opioid-Related Disorders
    • Psychiatry
    • Risk-Taking
    • Russia
    • Substance Abuse Detection
    • Amphetamine-Related Disorders
  • Christian M. Connell

    Associate Professor Adjunct, Psychiatry; Co-Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Child Development and Epidemiological Research, The Consultation Center

    Research Interests
    • Adolescent Behavior
    • Child Abuse
    • Child Development
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Child Welfare
    • Evaluation Studies
  • Joan Cook

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    • Geriatrics
    • Health Plan Implementation
    • Mental Health
    • Multiple Trauma
    • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
    • Information Dissemination