Center for Public Health and Health Policy







Robert Trestman, MD, PhD




Dr. Trestman is a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Nursing and Executive Director of Correctional Managed Health Care at the UConn Health Center.  Dr. Trestman received his Ph.D. in psychology and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, and trained in psychiatry and neurobiology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  He has been clinical vice chair of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and at the University of Connecticut Health Center.  Dr. Trestman has studied the neurobiology and treatment of people with severe mood and personality disorders, and currently conducts translational research on correctional health.  He has published over 100 articles and book chapters, consults to the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, several branches of the U.S. Department of Justice, and is chair of the research committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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