Brian D. Kiluk PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

Biographical Info

I received my PhD in clinical psychology in 2009 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and completed postdoctoral training at Yale through a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 Fellowship, where I worked with Dr. Kathleen Carroll in the Division of Substance Abuse. My work has focused on three major areas: (1) evaluating and refining outcomes of randomized clinical trials, (2) understanding the mechanisms of action of empirically supported therapies for substance use disorders, and (3) development and dissemination of computer-based interventions. I was one of the first to statistically demonstrate coping skills as a mediator of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders, and have evaluated factors that affect the acquisition of coping skills, such as cognitive function. I also participate in various activities, including the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) as a member of a special interest group on Design & Analysis and the publications committee, as well as serving as an expert consultant in CBT and Motivational Interviewing for a multisite clinical trial. I'm currently leading a program of research on technology-based interventions in the Division of Substance Abuse.


Education & Training

M.A.
University of Maryland at Baltimore (2006)
Ph.D. Clin
University of Maryland at Baltimore (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yale School of Medicine, Psychiatry  (2009 - 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Investigator Travel Award
    College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2012)
  • NIDA Early Career Travel Award
    American Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 50 (2011)
  • NIDA Director's Travel Award
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2011)

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