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Angela Haeny, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Angela Haeny, PhD



Dr. Angela Haeny is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and leads the Racial Equity and Addiction Lab (REAL) at Yale School of Medicine. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialty in substance use disorders. Dr. Haeny is committed to eliminating racial disparities and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, which cuts across all aspects of her work. Her research investigates effective alcohol and drug treatments among individuals underrepresented in substance use research with a focus on Black adults. Her research also involves identifying understudied risk factors for substance use and problems especially salient to Black people. Currently, Dr. Haeny’s research is considering how to target racial stress and trauma and other relevant constructs in drug and alcohol treatment to improve treatment outcomes, retention, and satisfaction among Black adults. This work is funded by a 5-year career development award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Missouri, Clinical Psychology (2018)
  • MA
    University of Missouri, Clinical Psychology (2011)
  • AB
    University of Minnesota, Psychology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Early Career AwardMechanisms of Behavior Change Satellite Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism2023
Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in PsychologyConnecticut Psychological Association2022
Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigations2020
Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institute on Drug Abuse2019
Junior Investigator AwardResearch Society on Alcoholism2019
Distinguished Dissertation AwardUniversity of Missouri2019
Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award FinalistResearch Society on Alcoholism2018
Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) ScholarUniversity of California San Francisco2018
Graduate Student Excellence AwardUniversity of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences2017
Mark H. Thelen Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student AwardUniversity of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences2016
Minority Fellowship Program, Psychology Summer Institute FellowAmerican Psychological Association2016
F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service AwardNIAAA2015
Graduate Student Ethics Writing PrizeAmerican Psychological Association2013
George Washington Carver FellowshipUniversity of Missouri2010

Professional Service

Psychology Section Diversity Committee, Yale School of MedicineCommittee Member2020 - Present
Research Society on Alcoholism Education CommitteeCommittee Member2020 - Present
Connecticut Psychological Association Leadership AcademyCo-Chair2020 - Present
Connecticut Psychological Association Diversity CommitteeCommittee Member2020 - Present
Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee, Yale School MedicineCommittee Member2018 - Present
Research Society on Alcoholism Diversity CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - Present

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