Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center


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

PhD University of Maryland at Baltimore (2009)
MA University of Maryland at Baltimore (2006)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Investigator Travel AwardCollege of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2012)

  • NIDA Early Career Travel AwardAmerican Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 50 (2011)

  • NIDA Director's Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2011)


  • CBT ingredients and mechanisms in AUD/SUD treatment: What we’ve learned in the past 10 years and what’s still missing. United States (2014 - 2014)

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Brian D. Kiluk, PhD
Patient Care Location
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste SATU
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU)One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511