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Christy Olezeski, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Christy Olezeski, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    1 Long Wharf Drive, Pediatric Specialty Clinic

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



I am the Director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program (YPGP), an interdisciplinary team that provides services for transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth and families in Connecticut. The team includes professionals in the fields of psychology, endocrinology, psychiatry, gynecology, reproductive medicine, medical ethics and law. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, family-centered care for children, adolescents and young adults questioning their assigned gender and/or seeking gender-affirming consultation and care in a compassionate, respectful and supportive environment. This program is regionally well-regarded, serving clients from all 8 counties in the state, as well as 4 states outside of Connecticut.

My contribution to the educational mission of Yale’s School of Medicine focuses on teaching trainees in clinical and research training programs about (a) trauma-informed care, (b) psychosexual development, and (c) gender development. Teaching occurs through the delivery of clinical services, mentoring of clinical and research trainees, clinical supervision, and lectures offered in graduate courses and topical seminars coordinated by other faculty members. I have been lucky to mentor and supervise many students in the departments of Psychiatry, the Child Study Center, the School of Public Health and the Divinity School during my tenure at Yale.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • PhD
    University of Albany (2010)
  • Predoctoral Intern
    Westchester Jewish Community Services (2010)

Departments & Organizations