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Yale Mental Health Colloquium

Unifying Knowledge across the Disciplines of Mental Health

Saturday, Mar 30 2019 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Our long-term goal is consilience—a unity of knowledge across the disciplines of mental health. To this end, Yale University will host its first ever interdisciplinary mental health colloquium inviting a select and diverse group from the fields of architecture, business, economics, education, law, neuroscience, psychiatry, public health, social work and technology for an intimate half-day conversation.

By gathering the leading minds from Yale University and beyond, we hope to leverage the progress of each discipline towards the shared goal of understanding why people suffer and how we can help.

Questions we will ask:
  1. How would you explain your work to a six year old?
  2. What is the biggest misconception about your field?
  3. What keeps you up at night (professionally speaking)?

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  • Amy Wrzesniewski

    Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management & YMHC Moderator

    Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.

  • Phil Corlett

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Founding Member YMHC & Moderator

    Professor Philip Robert Corlett trained in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychiatry with Professors Trevor Robbins and Paul Fletcher at the University of Cambridge. He won a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship and completed his PhD on the brain bases of delusion formation in the Brain Mapping Unit, Department of Psychiatry. After a short postdoc, he was awarded the University of Cambridge Parke- Davis Exchange Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences which brought him to the Yale University Department of Psychiatry to explore the maintenance of delusions with Professor Jane Taylor and Department Chair, John Krystal, MD. He was named a Rising Star and Future Opinion Leader by Pharmaceutical Marketing Magazine and joined the Yale faculty in 2011 where he continues to explore the cognitive and biological mechanisms of delusional beliefs as well as predictive learning, habit formation and addiction. Prof. Corlett also serves on the Editorial Board of JAMA Psychiatry.