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Department of Family Medicine

Chantal M. Brazeau, M.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Behavioral Health Science Building (BHSB)
183 South Orange Avenue Room E 1557

Hours: 9 to 5 Monday to Friday
Phone: (973) 972-7979
Fax: (973) 972-7997

Clinical Info

Medical Expertise

Mental health in primary care including depression, anxiety disorders and health habit control.
Healthcare professional and student burnout.


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark
Clara Maass Medical Center


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Dr. Brazeau is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She received her MD degree in 1983 from the University of Ottawa before completing her residency in Family Medicine. She practiced for 5 ½ years in a family medicine group practice and then entered the (then) UMDNJ Psychiatry Residency program which she completed in 1995. She maintains board certification in both Psychiatry and Family Medicine. She has been a Faculty at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 1995, Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine since 2001 and Interim Chair of the Department since 2012. Her areas of professional interest include: the doctor-patient relationship, issues related to the provision of mental health in primary care medicine, as well as ethics, humanism and professionalism. She has a special interest in medical student and physician well-being and burnout prevention; she has conducted local and national research on this topic and presented her work at national and international meetings.



M.D., 1983, University of Ottawa


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey






Relevant Publications:

Brazeau, C, Schroeder, R, Rovi, S, Boyd, L: Relationships between Burnout, Empathy and Professionalism Climate; Academic Medicine, 85(10): S33-S36, 2010
Brazeau, C, Schroeder, R, Rovi, S, Boyd, L: Relationship between Medical Student Empathy and Service; Academic Medicine, 86(10):S42-S45, 2011
Brazeau, C, Shanafelt, T, Durning, S, Massie, FS, Eacker, A, Moutier,C, Satele, D, Sloan, J, Dyrbye, L: Distress among Matriculating Medical Students Relative to the General Population; Academic Medicine, 89 (11):1520-1525, 2014


Courses Taught

FMED8002K   Family Med Clerkship

The Family Medicine Clerkship is an ambulatory clerkship with clinical experiences that are based in the offices of board-certified family physicians (preceptors) or the out-patient offices of a family medicine residency program. Offices are located in urban, sub-urban or rural areas across New Jersey. Our preceptors are highly rated and the experience in their office provides a viewpoint of the practice of medicine outside of the tertiary care hospital. In addition, we teach practical application of evidence-based medicine, to make it relevant to the day to day practice of physicians and to the patients they serve. The Family Medicine Clerkship is designed to introduce students to the field and the comprehensive and continuous care provided by family physicians to patients of all ages. Additionally, the students learn to recognize the importance of the family systems and the impact of the chronic illness on patients and their families and on the health of individual family members.

Current Research

Site investigator for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for a national study entitled: Medical Student Well-Being and Professionalism: A Multi-center, Longitudinal Study Exploring the Factors that Shape Development of Professional Attributes
This longitudinal survey, based at the MAYO clinic (L.Dyrbye, MD Principal Investigator), seeks to longitudinally evaluate medical student variations in well-being, competency, and professional attributes during medical school, understand factors that influence those attributes and follow students as they graduate and progress through their professional career.



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