Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School, has been appointed by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy as commissioner of the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She has been serving as deputy commissioner of the department. In 2014, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon completed a two-year term as senior adviser to the administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Delphin-Rittmon is a graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University.