Stephanie Yarnell-MacGrory



Zelaya_Priscilla.jpgALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngStephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory
                       Ph.D '11, MD '13  |  Cary, NC

Physician, Researcher and Assistant Professor
Yale University
                                  INDUSTRY: Health


Prior to joining the MD-PhD Program at UF, Dr. Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors with 3 Bachelor of Science degrees (Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology); she earned the CURO Scholar Seal for undergraduate research excellence, as well as induction into 12 honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa. Her Ph.D. work concentrated on the interface of clinical infectious disease and environmental sciences tracking an emerging epidemic. She earned numerous awards including induction into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences Excellence in Science Award. She graduated with Honors in Medicine.

Afterward she joined the Neuroscience Research Program and the Psychiatry Residency at Yale University. Her research focused on addictions- winning multiple awards including the APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigator’s Award, AAAP Area 1 Award, and the distinguished Thomas P. Detre Award. She served as Chief-Resident. She completed the Law and Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University (top Forensic Psychiatry Program), served as a Yale Science Diplomat to Washington, DC, and completed the Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University (#1 ranked). During that time, she was involved in multiple legislative projects and wrote the Medical Position statement for the State of Connecticut.

Dr. Yarnell-Mac Grory maintained her faculty position at Yale and joined faculty at Brown University. Simultaneously, she took on the role of Assistant Chief of Psychiatry for the State of Rhode Island’s medical system. She was asked to serve as the Chief of Forensic Services for the state and appointed by Governor Gina Raimondo to serve as an Expert Advisor and panel member on the Opiate Overdose Taskforce where she continued her legislative work. She then joined the Global-Executive MBA Program and Healthcare-Sector Management at Duke University.