Carla Marienfeld

Job role: 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Carla Marienfeld developed and leads the Yale Department of Psychiatry Global Mental Health Program, which provides psychiatry residents with 4 years of support and opportunities in addition to their core requirements, as well as oversees several elective opportunities and research collaborations.  She completed an additional 150 hours international health course and lab work during medical school, gaining recognition at graduation for completion of the International Health Track at Baylor College of Medicine.  She was funded through the NIH Fogarty Ellison Foundation and through the HIGHER (Houston Initiative for Global Health Education and Research) to study and conduct global health research in Chile.  In psychiatry residency, she spent one month in Changsha, Hunan Province, China looking at issues in access to mental health care in China and giving lectures on psychiatry education in the US as a Chung Fellow through the Yale-China Association.  She taught medical students in Owerri, Nigeria a psychiatric curriculum and investigated the impact of the training. She also participates in a project in Wuhan, China investigating a CBT-based method for the treatment of opiate addiction in methadone clinics. She helped conduct training for methadone prescribers in China and for CBT in nurses.  She works as an addiction psychiatrist at the APT Foundation in New Haven, CT.  

Regions of interest: 
North America
South America
Disorders of interest: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
United States of America

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