Division of Aging & Geriatric Psychiatry

Christopher H. van Dyck, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology
Director, Division of Aging & Geriatric Psychiatry

With the aging of our population, geriatric psychiatry has emerged as an increasingly important subspecialty, with a unique set of challenges requiring specific expertise. The Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry was formed in 2007 to provide a center of focus for research and education related to this subspecialty at Yale. Researchers and educators in this division study healthy aging and age-related mental disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and geriatric depression. Division researchers also have extensive collaborations within and outside of Yale in the study of neurodegeneration, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, genetics, and pharmacotherapeutics.

The Division features a highly successful Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program under the direction of Paul Kirwin, MD, Program Director.

The Division is also home to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, which focuses on treatment, neuroimaging and genetic studies of Alzheimer's disease and healthy aging.

Interested students, fellows, or faculty are welcome to contact Dr. van Dyck or any Division faculty for additional information:
Christopher van Dyck, MD 


Michelle Conroy, MD

Assistant Professor

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director, Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

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Keith Hawkins, PsyD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Neuropsychological Assessment Service, Psychiatry

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Paul Kirwin, MD

Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry

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Martha MacAvoy

Research Associate Psychiatry

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Godfrey Pearlson, MA, MBBS

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

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Robert Rohrbaugh, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry

Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

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Christopher Van Dyck, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Director, Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Ilse Wiechers, MD, MPP, MHS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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