Yale University

The Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is a research, policy, training and education, and consultation program with more than twenty years of experience in the areas of citizenship, recovery and recovery-oriented care, peers (persons in recovery) as staff and researchers, community-based participatory research, homelessness, and public mental health care reform.


Michael Rowe, Ph.D., Co-Director of PRCH, is an internationally leading researcher on citizenship as a framework for the social inclusion of people with mental illnesses. He also has an expertise in qualitative research and ethnography and CBPR.


Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Director of PRCH, is an internationally renowned researcher on personal and social recovery with extensive experience in mental health policy development and implementation and in qualitative/phenomenological research methods and CBPR.


Janis Tondora, Psy.D., PRCH Director of Training and Education, is a renowned trainer-educator and researcher in the areas of recovery and person-centred planning.


Chyrell Bellamy, Ph.D., M.S.W., PRCH Director of Peer Services  and Research, is a national and international leader in peer services and research and training and in qualitative research and CBPR.



Maria E. Restrepo-Toro, BNS, M.S. is a National and International recovery-oriented trainer-educator in the areas of Latino Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Person-Centered Recovery Planning. Maria has a unique expertise in developing culturally appropriate recovery-oriented training materials designed to bring hope and to empower people and their families.