David Matuskey, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Departments & Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Positron Emission Tomography


My work focuses on understanding the underlying molecular basis of mental illness and substance abuse with PET neuroimaging. These studies include investigating the role of dopamine D3 and serotonin 1B with respect to the rewarding properties (i.e. behavioral sensitization) of cocaine in dependent subjects. Recent interests include how factors such as age, obesity and social status influence our brain.

Education & Training

MD St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
BA University of South Florida, Psychology (1998)
BS University of South Florida, Biology (1998)
Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow Yale University
Senior Resident Yale University
Resident University of Connecticut

Honors & Recognition

  • Michael Kuhar Travel AwardInternational Drug and Alcohol Research Society (2011)

  • NIDA-ISAM Travel FellowshipNIDA-ISAM (2011)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardNARSAD (2010)

Professional Service

  • Yale Global Mental Health Program (2008 - 2011) Working Group

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