Division of Public Psychiatry

Mission

The Division serves as home for investigators and practitioners, both within the Medical School and across the university, who are committed to conducting innovative research in the expanding field of public psychiatry. Public psychiatry, the practice of psychiatry in the public sector, exists at the crossroads of medicine and society, a complex interface in which every aspect of life—environment, community safety, income levels, the basic rights of citizenship, and more—combine to influence the mental and physical health of every person. The Division seeks to foster collaborations in research and evaluation that will lead to better outcomes for people with mental health and addictions problems who are served by publicly funded agencies, maximizing the benefit to patients and to the public at large.

Leadership

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Jeanne Steiner, DO

Co-Director

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Director, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Director, Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry

Co-Director, Yale Division of Public Psychiatry

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Michael Sernyak, Jr, MD

Co-Director

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development, Department of Psychiatry

CEO, Connecticut Mental Health Center

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Members

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Luis Anez, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Hispanic Services, Connecticut Mental Health Center

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Aniyizhai Annamalai, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Adult Refugee clinic

Director, Wellness Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center

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Declan Barry, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Director of Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation

Director of Research, APT Foundation

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Robert Beech, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Morris Bell, PhD, ABPP

Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

VA RR&D Senior Research Career Scientist

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Eric Berger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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Kristin Budde, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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John Cahill, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Director, STEP clinic

Medical Director, Acute Services Division, CMHC

Chief of Behavioral Health, Continuum of Care Inc.

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Mark Costa, MD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist

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Larry Davidson, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Director, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

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Susan Devine

Lecturer in Nursing

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