Carolyn M. Mazure
Carolyn M. Mazure (born 1949) is an American psychologist and the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale School of Medicine. She created and directs Women’s Health Research at Yale — Yale’s interdisciplinary research center on health and gender.
Her primary research focus is the development of models for understanding depression and addictive behaviors, particularly as they relate to smoking. Additionally, Mazure's research places special emphasis on the effects of stress and the role of sex and gender.
She is the Scientific Director of Yale’s Specialized Center of Research  — funded by the National Institutes of Health — which develops gender-sensitive treatments for tobacco dependence and a consultant to the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science.
Mazure served on the planning committee for the First White House Conference on Mental Health, was a fellow for the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired the American Psychological Association’s Summit on Women and Depression, and has provided testimony to the United States Senate and House of Representatives on the importance of women’s health research. Recently, she was asked to join the Advisory Committee for the NIH Office for Research on Women’s Health.
Honors and recognition
She has been an invited speaker at diverse venues ranging from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution to the International Psychogeriatric Association Meetings in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been a featured expert on ABC’s Prime Time Live and in the BBC documentary The Science of Stress. Her books include Does Stress Cause Psychiatric Illness? andUnderstanding Depression in Women: Applying Empirical Research to Practice and Policy. Mazure is the recipient of the Stephen Fleck Clinician and Teacher Award from Yale, and her national awards include the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology, and a United States Public Health Fellowship.
- Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2010.
- Inducted to the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 2009
- Received the American Psychological Association Distinguished Leadership Award
- Served on the Committee on Women in Psychology in 2008
- Received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the National Organization for Women — Connecticut Chapter in 2007
- Received the Marion Spencer Fay Award from Institute for Women's Health and Leadership in 2007
- Received the Stephen Fleck Clinician and Teacher Faculty Award from the Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine in 1994
- Served as United States Public Health Service Fellow in 1979
- Weinberger AH, Mazure CM, Morlett A, McKee SA. Two decades of smoking cessation treatment research on smokers with depression: 1990-2010. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(6):1014-1031, 2013.
- Smith MV, Ramsay C, Mazure CM. Understanding disparities in subpopulations of women who smoke. Current Addiction Reports, 1; 1(1):69-74, 2014.
- Weinberger AH, Pilver CE, Mazure CM, McKee SA. Stability of smoking status in the US population: a longitudinal investigation. Addiction, 109(9):1541-1553, 2014.
- Smith PH, Rose JS, Mazure CM, Giovino GA, McKee SA. What is the evidence for hardening in the cigarette smoking population? Trends in nicotine dependence in the U.S., 2002-2012. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1; 142:333-340, 2014.
- Mazure CM, Weinberger AH, Pittman B, Sibon I, Swendsen J. Gender and stress in predicting depressive symptoms following stroke. Cerebrovascular Disorders, 38(4):240-246, 2014.
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- "Summit on Women and Depression" (PDF). Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Women's Health Subject of Senate Subcommittee Hearing". Women’s Health Subject of Senate Subcommittee Hearing. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) Elected members". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame: Carolyn Mazure". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award Citations". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
- "AWARDS, MEDALS, PRIZES | Congressional Record Index". United States Congressional Record Awards, Medals, and Prizes. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- Weinberger, AH; Mazure, CM; Morlett, A; McKee, SA (2013). "Two decades of smoking cessation treatment research on smokers with depression: 1990-2010". Nicotine Tob Res. 15 (6): 1014–31. doi:10.1093/ntr/nts213. PMC 3693502. PMID 23100459.
- Smith, MV; Ramsay, C; Mazure, CM (2015-09-28). "Understanding disparities in subpopulations of women who smoke". Curr Addict Rep. 1 (1): 69–74. doi:10.1007/s40429-013-0002-7. PMC 3922222. PMID 24533257.
- Weinberger, AH; Pilver, CE; Mazure, CM; McKee, SA (2015-09-28). "Stability of smoking status in the US population: a longitudinal investigation". Addiction. 109 (9): 1541–53. doi:10.1111/add.12647. PMC 4127136. PMID 24916157.
- Smith, PH; Rose, JS; Mazure, CM; Giovino, GA; McKee, SA (2015-09-28). "What is the evidence for hardening in the cigarette smoking population? Trends in nicotine dependence in the U.S., 2002-2012". Drug Alcohol Depend. 142: 333–40. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.003. PMC 4158455. PMID 25064023.
- Mazure, CM; Weinberger, AH; Pittman, B; Sibon, I; Swendsen, J (2015-09-28). "Gender and stress in predicting depressive symptoms following stroke". Cerebrovasc Dis. 38 (4): 240–6. doi:10.1159/000365838. PMC 4283501. PMID 25401293.