Marc N Potenza PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neurobiology; Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Departments & Organizations

Women's Health Research at Yale: WHRY Research Cores: Addictive Behaviors Core

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiologyChild Study Center | Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Human Genetics, Division of; Substance Abuse Research; Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Psychotherapy Development Center; Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health; Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program; Addictions, Division of; Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of; Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Research Interests

Pathological gambling; Impulse control disorders; Substance abuse; Addiction; Gender differences more...


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1993
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Jastreboff AM, Potenza MN, Lacadie C, Hong K, Sherwin R, Sinha R (in press) Body mass index, metabolic factors and striatal activation during stressful and neutral/relaxing states: an fMRI study. Neuropsychopharmacol
  • Desai RA, Krishnan-Sarin S, Cavallo DA, Potenza MN (in press) Gender differences in the clinical correlates of problematic video game playing in high school students. Pediatrics
  • Barry DT, Stefanovics EA, Desai RA, Potenza MN (in press) Gambling Problem Severity and Psychiatric Disorders among Hispanic and White Adults: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample. J Psychiatry Res



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