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Samuel Ball, PhD

Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine


I am involved in the coordination of faculty development both within the Department of Psychiatry and in Yale School of Medicine with a focus of working with non-procedural and bridge departments. I have served in several research, education, and clinical leadership positions in the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated non-profit clinical, research, and policy organizations including The APT Foundation, Silver Hill Hospital, and The National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse. I direct the faculty reappointment and promotion processes in my department and am involved in the development and evaluation of medical school-wide junior faculty mentoring programs. I am a trained mentor and professional coach and consult with junior faculty and departmental leaders on: promotion processes and readiness; incorporation into academic review processes improved assessments of clinical and educational excellence, professionalism, and diversity and inclusion activities, and; consultation on matters related to professional stress, burnout, and impairment. My clinical expertise is the treatment of patients with addiction and co-occurring personality disorders, and I have developed and conducted clinical trials on a specialized psychotherapy for these complex patients and founded a specialized residential treatment program for high functioning professionals (particularly physicians and attorneys) and executives suffering from these disorders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I  developed and directed a 1:1 professional support provider services program for Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health healthcare workers and their families.


  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dean's Office
  • Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Delaware (1990)
  • Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship
    Yale School of Medicine (1990)
  • MA
    University of Delaware, Clinical Psychology (1988)
  • BA
    Colgate University, Psychology English (1984)

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