Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Vice-Chair, Human Investigations Committee II & IV

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Cancer Prevention and ControlPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Substance Abuse Research; Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Psychotherapy Development Center; Addictions, Division of; Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of; Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY); Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Research Interests

Substance use; Alcohol; Tobacco; Marijuana; Adolescent; Developmental; Prevention; Cessation; Biobehavioral more...


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1992

Selected Publications

  • Krishnan-Sarin, S., Morean, M., Camenga, D., Cavallo, D.A. & Kong, G. E-cigarette use among high school and middle school adolescents in Connecticut. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2015. 1:1-9
  • Krishnan-Sarin, S., Cavallo, D.A., Cooney, J.L., Schepis, T.S., Kong, G., Liss, T.B., Liss, A.K., McMahon, T.J., Nich, C., Babuscio, T., Rounsaville, B., & Carroll, K.M. An exploratory randomized controlled trial of a novel high-school-based smoking cessation intervention for adolescent smokers using abstinence-contingent incentives and cognitive behavioral therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2013, 132: 346-351
  • Krishnan-Sarin, S., Co-author, “Health consequences of tobacco use by young people" 2010 Surgeon General’s Report “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People”.



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