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Yoviene Sykes to Lead Connecticut Early Psychosis Learning Health Network

May 21, 2020
by Jordan Sisson

Laura Yoviene Sykes, PhD, Instructor in Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, has been appointed Director of the Connecticut Early Psychosis Learning Health Network.

Yoviene Sykes, a licensed clinical psychologist, completed her pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at Yale, specializing in the treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Yoviene Sykes also serves as a staff psychologist and oversees the provision of family services for the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) clinic at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC).

The Learning Health Network is a Connecticut-wide initiative that will engage key health care providers in workforce development and care coordination within an overall aim to transform access, care quality, and outcomes for recent onset psychosis across the state.

The network is the result of a partnership between the STEP program at Yale and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). It was formed under the leadership of Tim Marshall, LCSW, Director of Community Mental Health at DCF, and Vinod Srihari, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the STEP Program.

Those interested in learning about opportunities to engage in the Connecticut Early Psychosis Learning Health Network can register here. Details about this evolving initiative will be available at

Submitted by Jordan Sisson on May 21, 2020