Carolyn Mazure, PhD
Carolyn M. Mazure is the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women’s Health Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. After three years at the National Institutes of Health and fellowship training at Yale, Dr. Mazure joined the Yale faculty — becoming an active clinician, NIH-funded researcher, and Director of Psychiatry’s Adult Inpatient Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Her contributions in women’s health began with her own internationally-recognized research demonstrating how stress is a more potent pathway to depression in women than men. Current research targets behavioral/neurobiological factors contributing to sex/gender differences in health outcomes and strategies for treatment/prevention.
Understanding the value of uncovering difference in the field of depression and recognizing that such data are needed in other fields, she created Women’s Health Research at Yale, the university’s interdisciplinary research center on the interplay of sex, gender, and health.
Since its inception in 1998, the center has been recognized as a national model for launching research, translating findings, sharing health information with the public and policymakers, and providing mentored training in interdisciplinary team science. Currently, the center is expanding to include health policy and public-private partnerships to advance the health and economic opportunities of women.
Dr. Mazure has served on the Advisory Committee for the NIH Office for Research on Women’s Health, provided testimony to the U.S. Congress on the health of women, served on the planning committee for the First White House Conference on Mental Health, and was a fellow for the U.S. Congress’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Other leadership roles include Associate Dean for Faculty at Yale School of Medicine, Scientific Director of NIH-funded SCOR(E) interdisciplinary research grants, and PI of NIH-funded junior faculty training grants.