Stephanie Yarnell, MD, PhD

Fellow, Law and Psychiatry

Biography

Stephanie was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors with 3 Bachelor of Science degrees (Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology) and earned the CURO Scholar Seal for undergraduate research excellence, as well as induction into 12 honors societies including Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to join a combined MD-PhD Program at the University of Florida. Her Ph.D. (Immunology and Microbiology) thesis work concentrated on the interface of clinical infectious disease and environmental sciences with an emphasis on the emerging epidemic of non-tuberculous mycobacteria. She graduated top of her medical school class with Honors in Medicine. She also earned numerous awards including induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences Excellence in Science Award. Stephanie completed her psychiatry residency at Yale University. During residency she was also a member of the neuroscience research track where she concentrated on addictions related research winning multiple awards including the APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigator’s Award and the distinguished Thomas P. Detre Award. She served as a chief-resident with clinical placement on the Emergency Psychiatry service at the VA Hospital. After residency, she went on to join the Law and Psychiatry Fellowship (Forensic Psychiatry) at Yale University. In the future, she hopes to stay in academics concentrating on the interface of addiction and the legal system.

Education & Training

MD University of Florida College of Medicine (2013)
PhD University of Florida, College of Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology (2011)
BS University of Georgia, Microbiology, Biology, and Ecology (2006)

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