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Gregory McCarthy

PsychologyOur research program is concerned with the functional organization of the human brain. We seek to identify and characterize functional brain processes, and to determine how these processes are evident in psychological phenomena. We are also interested in how these functional brain processes and their anatomical substrates are altered in pathological states. A current and enduring theme of our research is social perception and cognition. We have been particularly interested in the manner in which information about the surface features of animate entities (such as faces and bodies) and information about motion trajectories contribute to inferences about the goals and intentions of social agents. With respect to the brain, these studies have focused on two regions: 1) ventral occipitotemporal cortex, an area generally associated with the perception of visual categories including faces and bodies, and 2) lateral occipitotemporal cortex, and area associated with biological motion. Another research theme is the neuroscience of executive processing and working memory. We are interested in the way that task-irrelevant stressors influence functional connectivity between the amygdala, inferior frontal gyrus, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex when subjects are engaged in demanding primary tasks such as working memory or maze finding. Our methods include neuroimaging (functional and structural MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging), EEG and ERP from scalp recordings in healthy volunteers, intracranial EEG recording and direct cortical stimulation in patients, eye tracking, and behavioral measures.Email Gregory McCarthy

Patrick McCreless

Music Department, Emeritus

Patrick McCreless has a Master of Music in Music Theory from the University of Michigan, and the Ph. D. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Before coming to Yale in 1998, he taught for fifteen years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Associate Director of the School of Music, and five years before that at the Eastman School of Music.

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Jennifer McNiff


Dr. McNiff is a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and directs the Yale Dermatopathology service, which receives skin biopsies for diagnosis from around the world. She went to Swarthmore College and then University of Vermont for medical school. When not working at her microscope, Dr. McNiff enjoys hiking, sailing, and relaxing at home with her family, including husband Mike, two children (high school students at Choate Rosemary Hall) and two rambunctious dogs.

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Jill McSorley

School of ManagementJill McSorley is the Director of Facilities Operations at the Yale School of Management. She was an economics major member in the 2003 Trumbull College class. She has recently returned to New Haven after working in El Salvador and Qatar for 11 years and is enjoying living back in Connecticut. Email Jill McSorley

James Meehan

Computer Science

James Meehan studied math & music theory as a Yale undergraduate [BS ‘71] and stayed at Yale to enter the charter class of grad students in Computer Science [PhD ‘76]. He taught Computer Science at UC Irvine for 6 years, then returned to New Haven to work for an AI startup. In 1990, he worked at a research lab in Palo Alto, on a project with Oxford University Press to create a new dictionary whose definitions were based on actual word-usage as seen in documents on the Web. He later went to Adobe and helped to define, implement, and document PDF and Acrobat. He then moved to Google, in the Internationalization Engineering group, which enables Google software to work with every language and every alphabet on the planet. He retired from Google in May 2018.

Apart from computers, Jim is a fan of classical music. He studied piano and organ and was the organist for the Yale Symphony as an undergraduate and a graduate student. He returned to Yale in 2016 as organist for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the YSO in New Haven and at Carnegie Hall. As a student, he also sang with the Yale Bach Society, the Glee Club, and many other groups. He lives in San Francisco, where he says there is more music per square foot than anywhere else in the world except New Haven. He serves on the boards of organizations for Baroque music and opera training.

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Konstantinos Meghir


Konstantinos Meghir is the Douglas A Warner III Professor of Economics.  Professor Meghir’s research interests include Econometrics, Public policy, Labor economics, Economics of education, Microeconometrics, Evaluation of public policy, Household behavior, Retirement and pensions, Income distribution, Consumption, Demand analysis, Investment, Development economics.

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Jay Meizlish

School of Medicine

Slawomir Mejnartowicz

Yale HealthDr. Slawomir Mejnartowicz, MD is an internal medicine specialist in New Haven, CT and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998. Email Slawomir Mejnartowicz

Quin Melvin

Naval ROTCSubmarine Warfare Officer Naval ROTC LT Quinlan Melvin is a Colorado Native. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. In 2016 he reported to the new construction submarine project, USS COLORADO, his home-state’s namesake submarine. After his tour on USS COLORADO he reported to Yale NROTC to serve as a Naval Science Instructor. He was accepted into Yale School of Management and is pursuing his MBA (SOM ’21) while jointly performing his duties as a member of the Yale NROTC staff, teaching two courses; Naval Systems and Naval Operations. In his spare time, Quinlan enjoys CrossFit and team sports; he currently plays rugby for the Yale Graduate Rugby Club and the New Haven All Black Rugby Football Club. Email Quin Melvin

Aley Menon

University Wide Committee on Sexual MisconductEmail Aley Menon

Mark Mitchell

Art GalleryMark D. Mitchell is the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery. He came to Yale in August 2015 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he organized Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life and George Inness in Italy. He completed his doctorate at Princeton in 2002 and previously worked at the Princeton University Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and National Academy Museum in New York. His research interests in American art extend from the colonial period to the later twentieth century in all media, with particular depth in landscape and still life painting.Email Mark Mitchell

Joan Monin

School of Public Health

Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how caregivers and care recipients support one another in late life marriage.

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Gil Mor


Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. In his research he examines topics related to the immunology of implantation, the role of apoptosis in tissue remodeling and cancer, as well as the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. At the present time he is the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He directs the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program “Discovery To Cure” at Yale University. Dr. Mor is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 
Dr. Mor is funded by grants from National Institute on Child Health and Human Development and National Cancer Institute as well as several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 230 publications.

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Maria Moreno

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyEmail Maria Moreno

Rufaro Mudimu

World Fellow Fall 2022Rufaro Mudimu is a social entrepreneur that is dedicated to youth development and socio-economic transformation in Africa. Rufaro’s commitment to youth development in Africa is driven by her belief that socio-economic transformation and leadership of the continent is in its young people. She currently leads enke: Make Your Mark (enke), a leadership development organization that generates and incubates youth-led social impact and enterprise in South Africa. enke, meaning 'ink' in SeTswana, was started in 2009 to bridge socioeconomic inequality by connecting, equipping, and inspiring young people with the skills and experiences to realize their value, thrive, and mobilize for a better future for themselves and others. Additionally, Rufaro is the founding chairperson of the Youth Development Collaboration Lab South Africa, an initiative by South African youth development enthusiasts to build stronger collaboration in the sector. She is also on the Board of Ikamva Youth, which enables disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education. Beyond South Africa, Rufaro has contributed and been selected to various leadership and development initiatives, such as the Global Youth Steering Committee of the 2019 Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator. She is also a One Young World Ambassador, alumna of the Obama Foundation Leaders Africa and Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Young Leaders Programs. Rufaro holds a Master’s in Public & Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Governance, a SocialEmail Rufaro Mudimu

John Murray

PsychiatryA Trumbull alumnus, John Murray, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Yale twice over, having received his B.S. In Physics and Mathematics in 2006 and Ph.D. In Physics in 2013. His lab’s research is in theoretical neuroscience, a multidisciplinary field that uses computational and mathematical modeling approaches to study brain function.

Stephen Naron

Fortunoff ArchivesStephen Naron began his career as an archivist at the Fortunoff Video Archive before moving to Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, where he worked as a translator and academic librarian. He returned to New Haven in 2015 with his wife and two daughters. He received his MSIS from the University of Texas in Austin, a BA in History from the University of Kansas, and has studied at Tel Aviv University, Freie Universitaet Berlin, and the Zentrum fuer Antisemitismusforschung/TU Berlin. Email Stephen Naron

Martin Nguyen

Dr. Martin Nguyen is Professor of Islamic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. His work revolves around Muslim theology, ethics, spirituality, Qur’anic studies, and the intersection of race and religion. Among his books is Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination (2019), which presents a contemporary theology rooted in the religious imagination. Alongside his publications, he is facilitating several scholarly initiatives, including the “Constructive Muslim Thought and Engaged Scholarship” seminar with the American Academy of Religion and the “Islamic Moral Theology in Conversation with Future” project supported by the John Templeton Foundation. More about Prof. Nguyen’s work can be found at here.

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Kristen Nwanyanwu

Opthamology and Visual Science

Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan. Her degrees in African-American Studies and Biochemistry became the foundation for her career as a health disparities researcher. At the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her medical degree and MBA from the Wharton School. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon. She completed residency at the University of Michigan and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After joining the Yale faculty, she was selected for the YCCI Junior Faculty Scholars Program through which she completed her Master of Health Science. She is currently the PI for the NIH-funded Sight-Saving Engagement and Evaluation in New Haven (SEEN) Program, a multi-method approach to identifying and addressing health disparities in diabetic retinopathy. She has lectured nationally on health disparities, access to care, and the surgical management of diabetic retinopathy.

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Michael O'Brien

School of MedicineEmail Michael O'Brien