Dana A Cavallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Behavioral Medicine; Marijuana Smoking; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection; Smoking Cessation; Tobacco Use Cessation

Public Health Interests

Adolescent Health; Behavioral Health; Smoking/Tobacco Control; Substance abuse

Research Organizations

Addictions, Division of

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Psychotherapy Development Center

Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)

Research Summary

My research is focused on developing the optimal smoking cessation program for adolescent smokers, with an emphasis on the factors that maintain smoking behavior, such as weight concerns and other drug use.

Specialized Terms: Weight Concerns and smoking; marijuana

Extensive Research Description

  • Development of a novel high school based tobacco cessation intervention for adolescent smokers using behavioral techniques and pharmacotherapy.
  • Development of a novel incentive based smoking cessation and prevention program for high school and middle school students.
  • Development of a novel marijuana prevention and cessation program for adolescents
  • Selected Publications

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    Contact Info

    Dana A Cavallo, PhD
    Office Location
    Connecticut Mental Health Center
    34 Park Street, Ste S214

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

    New Haven, CT 06519

    Curriculum Vitae

    Tobacco Research in Youth