Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD

Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

Research Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Women's Behavioral Health Research | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Psychology Section | Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence

Status of Women in Medicine Committee (SWIM)

Women's Health Research at Yale

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Behavior, Addictive; Depressive Disorder; Psychiatry; Sex Differentiation; Stress, Psychological; Tobacco Use Cessation; Women's Health

Research Summary

Carolyn M. Mazure is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. She created and directs Yale's research program on health and gender, Women's Health Research at Yale, which initiates and supports innovative studies on women's health and translates findings into practice. Professor Mazure's own research focuses on the development of models for understanding depression and addictive disorders, with a special emphasis on gender-based analyses.

Specialized Terms: Depression; Addictive behaviors; Women's health research; Gender specific aspects of health and disease and the interplay of stress


  • Consultant, French National Scientific Research Center, University of Bordeaux Talence, France (2013 - 2013)

  • Site Reviewer, Centres for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Addictions, Canadian Institutes for Health Research Ottawa, Canada (2008 - 2008)

  • External Program Reviewer, The Centre for Research in Women's Health, University of Toronto Toronto, Canada (2006 - 2006)

  • Invited Speaker, Life Stress and Cognitive Style in the Prediction of Late Life Depression, International Psychogeriatric Association, 12th International Congress Stockholm, Sweden (2005 - 2005)

  • Consultant, The Risk/Resilience Laboratory, The Department of Behavioral Sciences of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Be'er Sheva, Israel (2005 - 2009)

  • Invited Speaker, Understanding the Interaction of Stress and Gender in Predicting Depression, First World Congress on Women and Mental Health Berlin, Germany (2001 - 2001)

  • Featured Expert and Consultant, The Science of Stress, Discovery Health / BBC Production London, United Kingdom (2001 - 2001)

Selected Publications

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