Howard Blue, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School and the deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health, died on February 13. He was 59 years old.
Dr. Blue grew up in rural southeastern North Carolina, where he was the valedictorian of his high school class. He was one of 16 children in his family. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he majored in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Blue began his residency training in psychiatry at Yale Medical School in 1983. After completing his residency and working at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Dr. Blue became a staff psychiatrist at Yale Mental Health and Counseling in 1993.