Kathleen M. Carroll PhD

Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

Biographical Info

Dr. Kathleen M. Carroll graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota, and completed her pre-doctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse, where she was promoted to Professor in 2002. She is Director of the Center forr Psychotherapy Development at Yale, NIDA’s only Center devoted to behavioral therapies research, and since 1999 she has been Principal Investigator of the New England Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network. An ISI Thompson ISI Highly Cited Researcher, Dr. Carroll is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous chapters and books.

Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of behavioral treatments and combinations of behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies, with an emphasis on improving the quality and rigor of clinical efficacy research in the addictions. Dr. Carroll received a NIH MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) in 2003 for her work on developing computer-assisted training in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Carroll served as President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 50 (Addictions) from 2002-2005 and received the Divisions’ Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Education and Training Award.


International Activity

  • International Scientific Committee
    France (2011)
    Annales Medico-Psychologiques
  • Update on addiction treatment research
    Paris, France (2009 - 2009)
    Plenary session in Les Journees de L’Albatros : Actualities de la researche clinique et therapeutique en addictologie.
  • Addiction Treatment
    Trieste, Italy (2009)
    Comitato Scientifico del Dipartimento Politiche Antidroga (Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Department of Drug Policy, Government of Italy
  • Addiction and Treatment
    Vienna, Austria (2007)
    Consultant to United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC)

Education & Training

B.S.
Duke University (1980)
Ph.D.
University of Minnesota (1988)
Predoctoral fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Psychology (in Psychiatry) (1982 - 1983)

Honors & Recognition

  • Highly Cited Researcher
    Thompson ISI (2008)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Duke University (1979)
  • Predoctoral Fellowship
    American Association of University Women (1986)
  • The Society Lecturer
    The Society for the Study of Addiction (2005)
  • Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar on the Addictions,
    American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) (1999)
  • Senior Scientist Award (K05)
    NIDA (2000)
  • Fellow
    Division 28 (Psychopharmacology), APA (2002)
  • MERIT award (Method to Enhance Research in Time)
    NIH (2003)
  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Education and Training Award
    American Psychological Association, Division 50 (2005)
  • Norman E. Zinberg Award & Memorial Lecture
    Harvard University School of Medicine (2007)

Professional Service

  • Member, Publication Committee, College of Problems on Drug Dependence (2007 - -)
  • Chair, Felows and Awards Committee, Division 50, Addictions (2006 - 2010)
  • President, American Psychological Association, Division 50 (2002 - 2005)
  • Associate Editor, American Psychological Association (2001 - 2009)
  • Centers Review Group (IRG ZDA1 RXL-E), NIDA (2000 - -)
  • Committee member, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (09/01/2010)

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