Dana Small PhD Clin, MSc

Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychology; Associate Fellow, The John B Pierce Laboratory

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): NeuroscienceInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Research Interests

Neurophysiology of feeding; Chemical senses; Neuroimaging; Dopamine; Addiction; Motivation; Psychophysics; Stress; Obesity more...


  • M.Sc., McGill University, 1998
  • Ph.D. Clin, McGill University, 2001

Selected Publications

  • G. Bender, T. Hummel, S. Negoias, D. M. Small “Separate signals for orthonasal vs. retronasal perception of food but not nonfood odors” Behavioral Neuroscience, (2009)123; 481-489.
  • E. Stice, S. Spoor, C. Bohon, D. M. Small “Relation between obesity and blunted striatal response to food is moderated by Taq1A1 DRD2 Gene” Science (2008) 322: 449-452.
  • D. M. Small, M. G. Veldhuizen, J. Felsted, Y.E. Mak, F. McGlone “Separable networks encode anticipatory and consummatory chemosensation.” Neuron (2008) 13: 786-797



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