Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, has been awarded the Harold R. Behrman Mentoring Award from the Yale Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services.
The honor is awarded to a faculty member who mentors trainees and faculty. It is given in memory of Behrman, a leading expert in reproductive biology who served on the Yale faculty for more than 30 years. He died in 2008.
Yonkers is Director of the Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers at Yale. Her research work includes investigations into the clinical course, etiopathology, and treatment of psychiatric disorders as they occur in women. Her lab also is working to determine optimal ways to screen for and treat women who are pregnant or postpartum and struggle with substance use problems.
She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, and earlier this year was named in the biennial Best Doctors in America poll.