Mazure is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Yale School of Medicine. She created and directs Yale’s interdisciplinary research program on health and gender ‐ Women’s Health Research at Yale, which generates new research findings on pressing health concerns for women and focuses on the importance of gender differences in understanding health and disease. Under her leadership, this program has provided health data of practical benefit to the community, built new research collaborations across the nation, and launched new investigators into careers dedicated to studying gender‐specific aspects of health.
Mazure’s own research targets the interplay of stress, depression and addictive behaviors. She is the Scientific Director for Yale’s NIH‐funded Specialized Center of Research on gender‐specific factors associated with stress and cocaine addiction, the Principal Investigator for the Sex‐Specific Factors Core of the NIH‐funded Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center studying nicotine dependence, and a Principal Investigator within Yale’s NIH‐funded Consortium on Stress, Self‐Control and Addiction. Her awards for innovations in women’s health research include the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the National Organization for Women, and the Distinguished Leadership Award for Scholarship from the American Psychological Association. Mazure has testified to the U.S. Congress on the importance of women’s health research, served on the planning committee for the first White House Conference on Mental Health, and was a Public Health Policy Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives. As Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Mazure has responsibility for developing faculty policies that ensure gender equity, initiating programs on mentoring and team science, and overseeing academic appointments and promotions.