Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Director, Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership; Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers | Elevate: A Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty. | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center | The New Haven Mental Health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership

Child Study Center - Scholastic Collaboration

School of Public Health

Office of Cooperative Research


Megan Smith is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Yale School of Public Health. Smith is the Founder and Director of the nationally acclaimed Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, a community-academic partnership to improve maternal mental health among low-income women through a community-driven, place-based approach. Smith is currently working to transform systems of mental health care for low-income women with a particular focus on reducing mental health inequities related to race, ethnicity and poverty. Smith has numerous publications related to poverty, mental health and gender, and serves as Principal Investigator on studies ranging from the epidemiology of depressive and anxiety disorders in the perinatal period to the utilization of mobile health technology to reduce depression in mothers.

Education & Training

DrPH Boston University (2007)
BA Amherst College
MPH Yale University School of Public Health
Post-Doctoral Fellow Yale University

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator AwardNARSAD Brain and Behavior Research Fund (2011)

  • McKern Scholar Award for Junior Faculty, Yale University

  • North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, Young Investigator Award

  • NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Travel Award

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Contact Info

Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH
Patient Care Location
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 6B

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven MOMS Partnership