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Rajita Sinha, PhD

Dr. Rajita Sinha is the Foundations Fund Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology and Child Study at Yale University. She is also the Founding Director of the Yale Stress Center, Chief of the Psychology section in Psychiatry, and Co-Director of Education at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Her research focuses on the mechanisms linking stress, emotions to addictive behaviors and health outcomes. For example, with NIH support, she is studying stress mechanisms that connect to food craving, overeating and weight gain. In addition, she works to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies that target stress and emotion regulation using mindfulness strategies in individuals both at-risk for and those with addictive behaviors and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Sinha has won many awards including the NIH Independent Scientist Award in 2004. 

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