Dana A Cavallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Addictions, Division of

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Office of Student Research

Psychotherapy Development Center

Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)


I am a licensed psychologist who graduated from <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Fairfield <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">University in 1995 with a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology and <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Hofstra <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">University in 2003 with a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology. I have worked at Yale School of Medicine since 1995, where I started as a research assistant and am currently a full-time research faculty member. Over the years, I have worked on a number of clinical trials and lab paradigms in the area of adult and adolescent substance abuse, with an emphasis on adolescent smoking cessation. My areas of interest are adolescent tobacco and marijuana use and the relationship between smoking and eating behaviors. I oversee community and high-school based adolescent tobacco interventions and adult alcohol lab paradigms and supervise the delivery of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other counseling techniques in all of our study interventions. I also teach Yale medical residents brief MI techniques to promote healthy behavior change at an outpatient primary care clinic.

Education & Training

PhD Hofstra University (2003)
MA Fairfield University (1992)

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Contact Info

Dana A Cavallo, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, Ste S214

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Department of PsychiatryCMHC
34 Park Street, S-214

New Haven, CT 06519

Curriculum Vitae

Tobacco Research in Youth