Grace Kong PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Psychotherapy Development Center; Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)

Research Interests

Substance use; Alcohol; Tobacco; Marijuana; Adolescent; Culture; Developmental; Prevention; Cessation; Clinical Psychology;


  • BA, University of Rochester, 2003
  • M.S., St. John's University, 2007
  • Ph.D., St. John's University, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Kong, G., Ells, D., Camenga, D., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (in press). Text message interventions for smoking cessation: A narrative review. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Kong, G., Singh, N., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2012). A review of culturally targeted/tailored tobacco prevention and cessation interventions for minority adolescents. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12, 1394-1406. PMCID: PMC3509015
  • Kong, G., Camenga, D., Cavallo, D., Connell, C.M., Pflieger, J.C., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2012). The role of ethnic pride and parental disapproval of smoking on smoking behaviors among minority and White adolescents in a suburban high school. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, 424-434. DOI: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00266.x. PMCID: PMC3422755


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