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Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center and in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership; Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program

Contact Information

Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    P.O. Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States



Megan V. Smith, MPH, DrPH is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Smith is the Founder and Director of the nationally acclaimed Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership®, a community-academic partnership to improve maternal mental health among low-income women through a community-driven, place-based approach. Dr. Smith is also the Principal Investigator of Elevate, a policy lab to elevate mental health and disrupt poverty. Smith is currently working to transform systems of mental health care for low-income women with a particular focus on reducing mental health inequities related to race, ethnicity and poverty. Smith has numerous publications related to poverty, mental health and gender, and serves as Principal Investigator on studies ranging from the epidemiology of depressive and anxiety disorders in the perinatal period to the utilization of mobile health technology to reduce depression in mothers.

Education & Training

  • DrPH
    Boston University (2007)
  • BA
    Amherst College
  • MPH
    Yale University School of Public Health
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University

Departments & Organizations