Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry; Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Who We Are
Associate Professor; Director, Weight Management & Obesity Prevention; Medical Director, Yale Stress Center
Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Director, Cognitive Neuroscience of Affect, Memories and Stress (CAMS) Lab, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, APT Foundation; Chief Psychiatrist, Yale Stress Center; Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Coordinator, APT Foundation
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Medication Research Projects, Yale Stress Center; Director, Neuroactive Steroids, Addiction and Stress (NAS) Lab, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Laboratory for Healthy Minds; Director of Clinical Neuroimaging, Yale Stress Center
Associate Research Scientist, Psychiatry
Stress Center Clinical & Training Ops Mgr
Coordinator; Counselor for Addiction (Substance Use Disorder)
Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity and Director, Bright Bodies Program; Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator; Associate Director, Pediatric Obesity & Bright Bodies Weight Management Program for Children
Clinical Research Coordinator
Research Associate 2, HSSBorn and raised in Georgia, Dr. Makharashvili earned her medical degree from David Tvildiani Medical University and trained in pediatric emergency medicine, after which her career shifted into academia and research. Passionate about understanding human behavior, she is interested in researching addiction psychology, developmental psychology and emotion regulation in children. She is also very enthusiastic about mentoring and enjoys working with students.
Clinical Research Nurse
Clinical Research Nurse 1
Shaina is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Boston College in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She served as an undergraduate research assistant for 2 years before completing a Seniors Honors Thesis looking at the interaction between music and emotional memory. Shaina eventually hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology and is specifically interested in neuropsychology.
Postgraduate AssociateOriginally from Lexington, MA, Lily graduated in May 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her senior thesis modeled the association between chronic stress and pain sensitivity in rats. Lily has also been a research assistant at various institutions, including the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public and King’s College London. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school and become a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health disparities.
Postgraduate AssociateOriginally from India, Aishwarya is a global citizen who has lived in many parts of the world. After splitting time between America and India for her schooling, she moved across the pond for her higher education. As an aspiring clinical psychologist, she graduated with a first class honours degree in BSc Psychology (Hons) from De Montfort University in Leicester and just completed her masters training in MSc Applied Clinical Psychology from the University of Bath. She discovered her love for working with children while volunteering at a non-profit school in India and really enjoys research involving developmental psychology, emotion regulation and neuropsychology. She feels passionate about improving access to mental health care resources for all; but especially for minorities and those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.
Postgraduate AssociateOriginally from New York City, Luke graduated with a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University in 2014. After five years working in law, Luke has returned to the field and intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. His research interests include the relationship between emotion and changes in health throughout the lifespan, as well as Psychology and the civil legal system.
Postgraduate AssociateMonika is a New Haven native, having grown up in Hamden and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2021 with degrees in Psychology and German Studies in addition to a minor in European Studies and concentrations in research and pre-medical studies. Monika has done research at various institutions both locally and abroad, including the University of Connecticut, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, and Yale University. Monika’s research interests lie in the foundations of clinical neuropsychology and the intersection between medicine and psychology, as well as identifying clinical intervention and prevention methods for mental illness.
Colleen is originally from Livonia MI, and graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2021 with a BA in Bio-Psychology, Cognition, Neuroscience. She is currently working as a post graduate research associate at the Yale Stress Center. Colleen hopes to eventually pursue a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Postgraduate AssociateOriginally from Northampton, MA, Liam graduated from Cornell University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. Intending to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, his research interests encompass interrelations between addictive behavior, psychopathology, and the explication of meaning in the 21st century.
Postgraduate AssociateRaised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Marshall graduated from Wake Forest University in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Currently pursuing a career in clinical research, Marshall’s research interests include substance use disorders and suicide, particularily among adolescents. In his spare time Marshall moonlights as a volunteer research assistant for the Nock Lab at Harvard University and the Peer Relations Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. On the weekends he can be found reading, practicing yoga, or spending time with his fellow PGA’s.
Shiyu grew up in Shanghai, China, and moved to the U.S. in 2014. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Education and Second Language Studies, Shiyu went on to complete her master’s study in Sociology and Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Over years of working with children in diverse educational settings, Shiyu has developed a passion about advancing educational equity through exploring and leveraging family and local resources. As an international student, Shiyu is also deeply interested in the impact of cross-cultural experiences on emotion and mental health, and has been actively involved in promoting mental health awareness and dialogues among Chinese and Chinese American communities.