Hanna E Stevens, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center; Associate Director, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center: Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program | NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Stevens Lab

Discovery to Cure Internship

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration


Hanna Stevens joined the faculty of the Child Study Center in 2010. She is currently directing a program of research on model systems of early brain development. She is particularly interested in the impact of prenatal genetic and environmental factors on childhood behavioral problems and how early events in brain development relate to the onset of major mental illness, such as depression and schizophrenia, in adolescence and adulthood. The long term goals of her research program are to better understand the etiologies of child and adult mental illnesses and to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers affected by mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Stevens is also the associate training director of the Child Study Center's innovative psychiatry residency program. The Solnit Integrated Program provides psychiatrists-in-training with the opportunity to integrate general, child and research psychiatry across all stages of their career and will be a major pathway by which the next generation of academic leaders in child psychiatry are developed. See link below

Education & Training

MD University of Illinois (2004)
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neuroscience (2003)
Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator Memorial Travel AwardAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmocology (2009)

  • Robinson-Cunningham AwardAmerican Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2009)

  • Seymour Lustman Resident Research AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2009)

  • Young Investigator AwardNARSAD (2009)

  • FellowGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry (2007)

  • Ira R. Levine Award for Clinical ExcellenceDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (2007)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine (2003)

  • P.E.O. Scholar AwardP.E.O. International Sisterhood (2002)

Professional Service

  • Graduate Education Committee Department of Psychiatry (2009 - 2010)

  • Steering Committee Solnit Integrated Residency Program

  • Public Affairs Committee Yale Child Study Center (2011)

  • Editorial Board Frontiers in Psychiatry

  • Editorial Board Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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