Christopher J. Cutter, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine); Component Director, MRU, APT Foundation; Clinic Director, Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Psychotherapy Development Center


Dr. Cutter is a clinician researcher whose focus is on evidence-based therapeutic interventions associated with substance abuse and chronic pain. He serves as a research supervisor and course instructor for the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, including the section of General Medicine (Primary Care), and Division of Substance Abuse. He precepts Yale School of Medicine psychiatry and psychology fellows on the application of cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches to chronic pain and opiate dependence. Dr. Cutter currently serves as the component director of the Medical Research Unit (MRU), and clinic director of the Pain Treatment Services at the APT Foundation.

Education & Training

PhD Northeastern University (2007)
MA University of Southern California, Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy (2002)
BA California State University, Long Beach, Psychology (1998)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Yale School of Medicine
Clinical Research Fellow Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Intern Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital
Psychology Extern Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Neuropsychology Extern Northeastern University
Psychology Extern McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

Honors & Recognition

  • Beck Institute Scholar The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2013)

Professional Service

  • Board Member American Psychological Association, Division 12 (2012 - 2015)

  • President American Psychological Association, Division 12, Section 10 (2009 - 2010)

  • Board of Directors Today College Tours (2008)

  • Ad hoc reviewer Journal of Personality and Individual Differences

  • Ad hoc reviewer Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

  • Ad hoc reviewer International Journal of Psychology

  • Board Member Yale University Native American Cultural Center

  • Faculty Adviser Yale University Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Fellow Ezra Stiles College, Yale University

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Contact Info

Christopher J. Cutter, PhD
Office Location
E.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Building A
367 Cedar Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Medical Research Unit495 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519