Albert Powers, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Clinic

Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) Program


Dr. Powers is an Assistant Professor at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the PRIME Psychosis Research Clinic at Yale.  In addition to treating individuals who suffer from the symptoms of early psychosis, he uses computational approaches to understand how sensory systems might go awry to produce hallucinations and other symptoms of psychosis.

Education & Training

PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012)
MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2012)
BA Yale University (2004)
Chief Resident, Neuroscience Research Training Program Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Future Leader AwardInternational Early Psychosis Association (2018)

  • Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical ResearchBrain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) (2018)

  • ParticipantCareer Development Institute for Psychiatry (2018)

  • New Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2018)

  • Career Award for Medical ScientistsBurroughs-Wellcome Fund (2018)

  • Society of Biological Psychiatry Travel FellowshipSociety of Biological Psychiatry (2016)

  • Seymour L. Lustman Award for Resident ResearchYale University Department of Psychiatry (2016)

  • APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators (Participant)American Psychiatric Association (2015)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain and Behavior Research Foundation (2015)

  • Detre Fellowship Award for Translational NeuroscienceYale University Department of Psychiatry (2014)

  • National Research Service Award (F30 NRSA)National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) (2009)

  • Travel FellowshipAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) (2008)

  • Travel AwardInternational Multisensory Research Forum (2008)

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Contact Info

Albert Powers, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
The Connecticut Mental Health Center, Rm S109
34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06517