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Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Professor in the Child Study Center

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Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

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  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT 06520-7900

    United States



Denis Sukhodolsky is Professor in the Yale Child Study Center. His research concerns the efficacy and biomarkers of behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, Tourette Syndrome, irritability, and related neurodevelopmental disorders. This work has been supported by grants from NIMH, NICHD, DoD CDMRP, and Simons Foundation. Currently, he is a principal investigator of clinical trials of behavior therapy for anxiety in school-age children with autism and another clinical trial of behavior therapy for irritability and aggressive behavior in adolescents with autism. He is also a Yale site PI of the ACE network study of gender differences and neural signatures of optimal outcomes in ASD during adolescence and young adulthood. In addition to his research, Dr. Sukhodolsky is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist working with children and their families at the Yale Child Study Center.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Yale University (2003)
  • PhD
    Hofstra University (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Research Mentor AwardChild Study Center, Yale School of Medicine2020
Research AwardSimons Foundation2018
K01 career development awardNational Institute of Mental Health2008
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Research AwardObsessive Compulsive Foundation2004
Tourette Syndrome Association Research AwardTourette Syndrome Association2001

Professional Service

Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD) Study SectionReviewer2014 - 2017
Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersEditorial Board2013 - Present
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive TherapiesAwards and Recognition Committee2004 - Present

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