Board Certifications

Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 2011

American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine) 2019


University of Alabama School of Medicine — 2002-2006                             Birmingham, AL                                               

  • Degree: MD, Doctor of Medicine NY License #246673

  • Clinical Electives:  Community Psychiatry, Narrative Medicine              

University of Alabama at Birmingham — 1997-2001                                     Birmingham, AL                              

  • Degree: BS, Cum Laude, Psychology with Honors

  • Honors degree required completion and publication of a research project


Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) 2018-                                         New York, NY

  • Medical Director

  • Article 31 and 32

  • Responsible for clinic structure, programming, and patient treatment

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center 2012-2018                                        New York, NY

  • Director of Psychiatry

  • Clinical head of the Callen-Lorde Article 31 Mental Health Clinic

  • Responsible for clinic structure, programming, and patient treatment

Psychiatric Recovery Center 2010-2012                                                             New York, NY

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

  • Treated patient diagnosed as having chronic and persistent mental illness

  • Managed patients with oral and injectable medications

  • Supervised residents at the clinic

St. Luke’s Roosevelt CPEP 2009-2013                                                                 New York, NY

  • Attending Psychiatrist in two CPEPS

  • Managed acute and serious mental illness

Psychiatry Resident 2006-2010                                                                         New York, NY

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

  • Special training in resident education

  • Senior Resident in charge of outpatient treatment

Holliswood Hospital Attending Psychiatrist 2009-2010                                       Jamaica, NY   

  • Managed admissions and weekend floor coverage


St. Joseph’s Hospital Attending Psychiatrist 2008-2009                                         Yonkers, NY

  • Managed admissions and weekend floor coverage

Crisis Center Hotline 2000-2002                                                         Birmingham, AL

  • Birmingham’s Suicide Hotline

  • Worked in weekly shifts answering phone calls of suicidal persons

  • Volunteer Activity


Integrated Psychiatric Services (IPS) National Conference

American Psychiatric Association New York, NY

    • Chair

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities Washington, D.C.

American Psychiatric Association

  • 2019 -                 Chair

  • 2017 - 2019 Vice Chair

  • 2017- Member

HIV Psychiatry Elective Washington, D.C.

American Psychiatric Association

  • 2017- Supervisor

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists                                           Philadelphia, PA

  • 2018-                  Past President

  • 2014- 2018 President

  • 2012-2014 Vice-President

  • 2011-2013 Newsletter Editor

  • 2010-2012 Secretary

  • 2006-2010 Resident Board Member

  • 2003-2006 Medical Student Board Member


St. Luke’s Roosevelt Chief Resident 2009-2010                   New York, NY 

Tom Dooley Society 2002-2006                                                                      Birmingham, AL

  • Medical Student Gay and Lesbian Association 

  • Co-founder and Vice-president 

Psi Chi, Psychology Honors Society President 1998-2001                             Birmingham, AL

Teaching and Faculty Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry       New York, NY

New York University – 2016 to present

Associate Training Director at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Psychiatry                     New York, NY

Residency – 2010-2012

  • Supervised 10-12 residents yearly in 1:1 and group supervision every week 

  • Helped organize and teach resident classes from PGY1-4

LGBT Mental Health at New York Medical College                   Valhalla, NY                                                                                     

Teach the yearly seminar on LGBT related health care

Chief Resident at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Psychiatry Residency                         New York, NY


  • Taught “Intro to Psychiatry” – a weekly course to PGY1 residents

  • Supervised 4 residents in weekly supervision regarding outpatient treatment in a clinic for those with serious and persistent mental illness.

SHAPE, Sexual Health Awareness Through Peer Education 1999-200           Birmingham, AL 

  • Taught seminars on sexual health and STD prevention to high school and college students

  • Continued sexual health seminars for patients at the Psychiatric Recovery Center


Yarbrough, Eric. “Gender Dysphoria.” American Psychiatric Association Textbook of Psychiatry. Edited by Laura Roberts, M.D., American Psychiatric Publishing, 2019

Yarbrough, Eric. “LGBTQ Population.” Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders – A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Edited by Jonathan D. Avery, M.D., and John W. Barnhill, M.D. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2018

Yarbrough, Eric. Transgender Mental Health. American Psychiatric Publishing 2018

Yarbrough, Eric. Kidd, Jeremy. Parekh, Ranna. A Guide to Working with Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Patients, March 2017

American Psychiatric Association

Yarbrough, Eric. “’It Gets Better’ Still Offering Hope to LGBTQ YouthClinical Psychiatry News, December 15th, 2015 Online and Paper versions.

Barber, Mary, M.D. and Eric Yarbrough. “LGBT Mothers.” Motherhood, Mental Illness, and Recovery. Edited by Benders-Hadi, Nikole, Barber, Mary E. Springer Publications, 2014.

Yarbrough, Eric, M.D. “A Conversation with Robert Cabaj, M.D.The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. Edited by Jack Dresher, M.D. and Mary Barber, M.D. Volume 16, Number 3, pages 279-288. 2012

Yarbrough, Eric J. “Panic Disorder, Seeing Superman”. The LGBT Casebook, edited by Petros Levounis, M.D., Jack Dresher, M.D., Mary Barber, M.D.: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012. 

Owen, Jason, Eric J. Yarbrough, Anete Vaga and Diane C. Tucker. Computers in Human BehaviorInvestigation of the Effects of Gender and Preparation on Quality of Communication in Internet Support Groups.” Volume 19, Issue 3, May 2003, Pages 259-275



Transgender Mental Health

    • SUNY Downstate Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2018

    • World Psychiatric Association 2017

    • Florida Psychiatric Association (Keynote Speaker) 2017

    • Rutgers Department of Psychiatry (Co-chair) 2017

    • Rutgers Medical School 2017

    • St. Luke’s Roosevelt Grand Rounds 2013

LGBTQ Mental Health

    • Lincoln Hospital Grand Rounds 2019

    • New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital Grand Rounds 2018

    • NYU Medical Student Elective 2018

    • Drexel University 2011

    • St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Grand Rounds 2010

HIV Psychiatry

    • William Alanson White Institute 2018

    • American Psychiatric Association Fellowship 2017

LGBTQ and Addiction

    • Addiction Institute of New York 2011

    • Steroid Use and the Transgender Population 2010

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Topics:

    • Conversations on Diversity 2019

    • Transgender Health 2019

    • God Loves Uganda - Gay Rights 2015

    • Obsessive Character Structure 2013

    • Gay and the Military 2013

    • The Celluloid Closet - Gay Culture in Film 2012

    • Gay and Lesbian Families 2011

    • Gay Men’s Psychotherapy Case Conference 2010

Integrated Psychiatric Services (IPS) Topics:

    • Conversations on Diversity 2017/2018

    • Early Interventions in Psychosis 2011

    • Transitioning Residents to Outpatient 2011

    • Crystal Meth and Gay Men 2009

    • Suicide and Personality 2009

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

    • LGBTQ Suicide Prevention 2013


Regularly review articles for:

  • The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

  • LGBT Health

  • Transgender Health


Interviewed for:

Urquhart, Evan. “How Stigma against Trans People and the Mentally Ill Poisons our Politics and Culture.” August 2, 2017
Newton, Creede. “Texas Republican Wants to Out LGBT Kids in School.” The Daily Beast. November 22nd, 2016

Gutierrez-Morfin. “Report: Lesbian, Gay and Bi Adults Have Higher Drug Abuse Rates.” NBC News October 24th, 2016

Compton, Julie. “Orlando Attacks Likely to Have a Lasting Impact on LGBTQ Community” NBC News. June 13th, 2016


2006- American Psychiatric Association

2003- Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

2008- American Association of Community Psychiatrists

2016- World Professional Association of Transgender Health

Awards and Honors

2009 – Chief Resident 

2013 – Teacher of the Year, Adult Psychiatry Program, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

2015 -  Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association