Daryn Heather David, PhD

Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry


Daryn David, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She is an organizational and program development consultant, with expertise in developing and evaluating innovative psychological, educational, and organizational programs.

Dr. David has collaborated with state agencies including the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to evaluate the service needs of individuals who are homeless and, separately, to develop a supported parenting manual for clinicians to use with young adult clients in community mental health settings. Further, during a two-year American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (NIH/OBSSR), she contributed to a range of programmatic initiatives focused on advancing behavioral, social science, and public health research in the U.S. In her current work, Dr. David provides organizational, programmatic, and leadership development services to businesses, non-profit entities, and various federal agencies.

Her university-based efforts focus on strategic planning and development for Yale-affiliated programs. She is supporting the International Recovery and Citizenship Council (IRCC) as it expands its footprint in Connecticut and internationally. She has also worked to highlight the humane education profile of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, an innovative educational program that helps children develop social-emotional skills like empathy through engagement with shelter animals.

Dr. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (2009)
MPhil Yale University (2005)
AB Harvard University, Social Studies (1999)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University, School of Medicine

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