Amber Dunbar is a medical student in the inaugural class at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Amber has a Ph.D., M.A., and M.Phil. in Psychology from Yale University, where she conducted behavioral neuroscience research on potential translational treatments for addiction. Amber received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Houston, near her hometown of Sugar Land, TX.
Amber is passionate about providing medical and mental health care to underserved populations. She previously served as the Director of Social Services and Program Director for Smoking and Alcohol Cessation at Yale University's student-run free clinic, HAVEN Free Clinic in New Haven, CT. Additionally, she co-founded the non-profit organization The (I'm)Possible Project in New Haven, CT to educate youth about mental health, and she was part of the founding team for Elm City Phoenix Club in New Haven, CT, which provides a safe community space for individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Amber is ecstatic to have returned to her home state of TX and the wonderful city of Austin. In her spare time, Amber loves hiking, camping, volunteering at Austin Pets Alive!, and taking long walks with her two tiny dogs.