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Discoveries at the lab bench will be translated into new treatments.

The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in psychiatric research. Our faculty is dedicated to developing improved treatments for our patients using the most advanced methods and technologies available.

Collaboration is central to our success, with interdisciplinary and translational teams of basic and clinical scientists working together to rapidly bring breakthroughs from the lab to the clinic (i.e., “bench to bedside”).

Mentorship is a Departmental priority, as we train the next generation of leaders in our field.

Dedication to discovery characterizes our commitment to promoting mental health and the improved understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.

Areas of active research:

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Genetics
  • Brain imaging
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health services
  • Prevention
  • Stress
  • Women's Behavioral Health
Organized around the understanding and treatment of specific psychiatric conditions, our departmental research programs allow dedicated teams of clinicians and scientists to work together to translate the latest science into new treatment breakthroughs.
The Yale Department of Psychiatry has a strong history of research training – a commitment that remains in our efforts to seek the very best and brightest of our field’s next generation of leaders.
This page may be helpful in finding and enrolling in an active clinical trial or research study that is best for you.