West Haven, Connecticut

Currently seeking physician, psychologist, and other doctorally prepared clinician fellowship applicants!

If interested, please fill out the general online screening application.

Download the VA Connecticut Healthcare System AFWH Brochure.

Location: VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Fellowship Site Established: 2012

Academic Affiliations: Yale School of Medicine, VA Central Office

Fellowship Goal: To provide an outstanding training program that will contribute to the improvement of clinical practice by educating Comprehensive Women’s Health Clinicians who are truly expert in the care of women Veterans who will also be able to contribute to the scholarly pursuit of women’s health research and policy development.

Research Foci: Gender disparities in cost, utilization and medical and mental health outcomes after combat exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan (The Women Veterans Cohort Study); medical informatics; chronic pain in women Veterans; gender disparities in cardiovascular risk and outcomes; implementation of comprehensive women’s health in the Veteran’s Health Administration.

West Haven Fellows: Click here to find out about recent publications and awards.

Research Projects

 Women Veterans Cohort Study II (WVCS) is a longitudinal study of returning male and female OEF/OIF Veterans designed to examine gender disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes.

– Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center is a VA Health Services Research & Development Service Center of Innovation (COIN). The PRIME Center studies the complex interactions between pain and associated chronic conditions with behavioral health factors to develop and implement effective interventions that can reduce pain, its negative impacts on functioning, and overall disease burden.

 Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) is an observational study that compares HIV positive and negative Veterans in care to better understand how outside forces, such as alcohol use, smoking, and other diseases and infections, can influence people living with HIV.


Clinical Activities, Education, Training and Health Policy

In addition to research and academic career training, fellows spend 25% of their time in the VA Women’s Health Clinic. An array of clinical experiences are available to meet the training needs of each fellow. For psychologists, the requisite clinical supervision is provided.

Fellows participate in a Comprehensive Women’s Clinic that provides Primary Care to women Veterans with co-located Gynecology and Mental Health Services with opportunities for teaching and direct patient care. The research training curriculum is provided by Yale University, and eligible candidates may receive a Master of Health Sciences. Fellows may participate in health policy or quality-related projects through VA Central Office of  Women’s Health Services.

Living in West Haven

Enjoy some of these activities in your leisure time while completing your fellowship in West Haven.

Immerse Yourself in Culture – Enjoy nine art museums, explore the Peabody Museum of Natural History, engage at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, or attend the Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival.

Follow the Signs – To stroll along four miles of beachfront in West Haven. View endangered species of birds, picnic, ride your bike, or engage in history at Sandy Point EstuaryBradley Point, or Long Island Sound.

Ride the Train – New York City anyone? Choose your adventure, plan your get-away, and board the commuter train at West Haven’s beautiful downtown station. Find out more about the Metro-North Commuter Train service.

Set Your Sights – Think about exploring New England Heritage lighthouses like Five Mile Point Lighthouse, experience period architectural styles or head to a historic downtown for specialty shopping and a variety of dining experiences.

Play in the Parks – Camp at Hammonasset Beach State Parkhike two miles of trails at Sleeping Giant State Parkor search for caves at Chatfield Hollow State Park. Then enjoy a leisurely picnic.

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