Dana Small PhD Clin, MSc

Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychology; Associate Fellow, The John B Pierce Laboratory

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY); Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Research Interests

Neurophysiology of feeding; Chemical senses; Neuroimaging; Dopamine; Addiction; Motivation; Psychophysics; Stress; Obesity


  • M.Sc., McGill University , 1998
  • Ph.D. Clin, McGill University , 2001

Selected Publication

  • G. Bender, T. Hummel, S. Negoias, D. M. Small “Separate signals for orthonasal vs. retronasal perception of food but not nonfood odors” Behavioral Neuroscience, (2009)123; 481-489.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Firmenich Young Investigator Award for Research in Fragrance and Flavors,(2007) , Firmenich