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Rachel Ouellette, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Contact Information

Rachel Ouellette, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States


Dr. Rachel Ouellette is an Associate Research Scientist in the Yale School of Medicine Division of Prevention and Community Research. She is a prevention scientist and consultant who partners with a range of community partners to promote the well-being of youth and youth-serving adults (e.g., teachers and after-school providers) through the dissemination and implementation of knowledge. She obtained her PhD in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Clinical Science Program at Florida International University after completing her predoctoral internship at the Yale School of Medicine with the Yale Consultation Center and West Haven Mental Health Clinic. Her dissertation was funded by an NIH F31 Predoctoral National Research Service Award with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and utilized mixed methods to examine effectiveness supporting youth and social connectedness across staff as predictors of after-school staff work-related well-being, including job stress and satisfaction. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Yale DPCR T32 Postdoctoral Training Program funded by NIDA in Substance Abuse Prevention. Her ongoing research covers two areas: 1) She engages in research, community consultation, and program evaluation to promote data-driven decision-making, social connectedness, and emotional well-being among youth and youth-serving adults in public spaces, including school, after-school, and social media; 2) She engages in mixed method research exploring social media as a potential source of risk and ecological context for dissemination of information to mitigate youth substance use.

Education & Training

  • Predoctoral Intern
    Yale University (2022)
  • PhD
    Florida International University, Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology (2022)
  • BS
    Yale University, Psychology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
'Best 5 min talk' at 6th Annual Yale Postdoc SymposiumYale Postdoc Association2023
APA Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute FellowAmerican Psychological Association2020
Peter and Malina James & Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship RecipientAmerican Psychological Foundation - Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology2019
NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 FellowshipEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development2019
Graduate Student Research Seed Fund AwardFlorida International University2018, 2019
Presidential FellowshipFlorida International University2016, 2017, 2018

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