Research Faculty


Nathaniel Mohatt PhD

Assistant Professor Research Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SOM)

Dr. Mohatt is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Medicine; a Research Psychologist within the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (RMIRECC) at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center; and a Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Community Research. He completed his doctoral degree in community psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2011, where his training focused on rural Alaska Native suicide and substance abuse prevention. Following his doctoral studies, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse prevention research at Yale. Since 2004, Dr. Mohatt has worked in rural community healthcare and research to address needs including suicide, substance abuse, housing, cardiovascular disease, and mental illness. In 2000, 2001, and 2005 he served as a legislative aide in Alaska, followed by working as the Health Promotion Manager at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Corporation's Juneau Medical Center, a large ambulatory care clinic serving the Alaska Native population in and around Juneau, Alaska. During his graduate studies he worked as a research assistant for the State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, and from 2008-2011 he served as COO and Policy Research Director for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. Following his postdoctoral fellowship, he worked as a research scientist with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Mental Health Program. In 2016, he joined the faculty at the UCD and the VA the RMIRECC. His work has spanned research, policy development, and health services management with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities, state governments, low income inner-city neighborhoods, and Military and Veteran populations.