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VISN 1 MIRECC Staff: Ellen L. Edens, M.D.

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Ellen L. Edens, M.D.

Dr. Ellen Edens received her Doctorate of Medicine in 2002 from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Following a psychiatry residency, she received her Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her clinical fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in 2009. Her research interests have been in the area of health services research, predominantly evaluating the impact of addictive behaviors upon women, minorities, and Veterans’ housing outcomes, which became the focus of research during a MIRECC-funded research fellowship from 2009 to 2011. After joining the VISN 1 New England MIRECC faculty in 2011, she became clinically active in the area of chronic pain and addiction and co-directs the VA Connecticut Opioid Reassessment Clinic, a clinic designed to assess safety, efficacy, and misuse of opioids for primary care patients with chronic pain. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School and a staff psychiatrist in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Edens is the Associate Fellowship Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Training Program at Yale, the largest training program of its kind, where she oversees curriculum design and implementation. She has a strong interest in evidence-based approaches to medical education and improving knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the area of addiction psychiatry. She has designed an AADPRT model curriculum for alcohol use disorders to be used by four-year psychiatry residency programs and is pursuing curriculum development in the area of addiction and pain management.


Mehmet Sofuoglu, M.D., Ph.D.

Patricia Sweeney, Psy.D., CPRP
Director for Education

Richard Carson, LCSW
Administrative Officer
203-932-5711 Ext. 4338

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Ph.D.
Co-Director for MIRECC Fellowship Program
203-932-5711 Ext. 2599

Suzanne Decker, Ph.D.
Co-Director for MIRECC Fellowship Program
203-932-5711 Ext. 7425