About Us

The Yale Depression Research Program is comprised of a basic science laboratory, which attempts to examine the processes that lead to depression, focusing on understanding how stress contributes to changes in brain function; a clinical laboratory, which employs medical imaging techniques and pharmacological challenge paradigms to identify functional abnormalities in individuals suffering from mood disorders; and a research clinic, which examines the efficacy and safety of novel, experimental antidepressant treatments in human subjects. The mission of the program is to use our growing understanding of neuroscience to help identify novel approaches that can ultimately be brought to the clinic to improve the prevention and treatment of depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Yale Depression Research Program Faculty & Staff

Clinical Program Faculty & Staff

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Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD

Principal Investigator

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Yale Depression Research Program

Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service

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Elizabeth A Cooper, BS, CCRP

Research Assistant II

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Robert Ostroff, MD

Medical Director Mood Disorders Unit Yale Psychiatric hospital

Co-Medical director Interventional Psychiatry Service Yale Psychiatric hospital

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Mesut Toprak, MD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Basic Research Faculty & Staff

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Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD

Principal Investigator

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Yale Depression Research Program

Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service

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Golam M Chowdhury, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Affiliated Faculty & Staff

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Chadi Abdallah, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Associate Director of Research, Director of Clinical Trials, and Director of Neuroimaging, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

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Gustavo Adolfo Angarita-Africano, MD

Associate Research Scientist

Associate Inpatient Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU)

Medical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic (ForDD)

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Kevin L. Behar, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Director, MRRC Neurometabolism Research Laboratory

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Michael Howard Bloch, MD, MS

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

Associate Director, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Associate Director of the Tic and OCD Program

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Jennifer Buenzle Dwyer, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

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Irina Esterlis, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Molecular Imaging Program, NCPTSD, VA

Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Sciences Division

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Erin McCarthy

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Candidate

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Mesut Toprak, MD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Yale Depression Research Program
100 York Street, Suite 2J
New Haven, CT 06511

T 203.764.9131
depression.research@yale.edu

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