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

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY) | Connecticut Mental Health Center | Human Genetics, Division of | Psychotherapy Development Center | Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | Substance Abuse Research | Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of | Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

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


Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale, and Director of Neuroimaging for the VISN1 MIRECC of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is on the editorial boards of eight journals and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care. He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization on matters of addiction.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
PhD Yale University (1993)
Addiction Psychiatry Fellow Yale
Resident Yale

International Activity

  • Gambling Canada (2008)

    Dr. Potenza is involved in a think-tank and work group through McGill University in Montreal focusing on adolescent gambling.

  • Pathological Gambling Spain (2008)

    Dr. Potenza is engaged in a multicenter trial for treatment of pathological gambling at Ramon y Cajal Hospital, University of Alcala, Madrid.

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Contact Info

Marc N Potenza, PhD, MD
Mailing Address
Yale Department of PsychiatryCMHC Room S-104
34 Park St

New Haven, CT 06519