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Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychotherapy Development Center; Director, Technology-Based Interventions



Brian D. Kiluk, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine is a licensed clinical psychologist conducting research in the field of substance use disorder treatment. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, completed postdoctoral training at Yale through a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Fellowship, and joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry in 2012. Dr. Kiluk's area of research includes an emphasis on three major topics: (1) the evaluation and enhancement of a web-based version of cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol and drug use disorders (CBT4CBT); (2) exploration of the mechanisms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders, and (3) the identification of clinically meaningful outcome indicators of clinical trials for illicit drug use disorders. He is Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded research grants through the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and his work has been featured at national scientific meetings. As an expert in CBT for substance use disorders, Dr. Kiluk also consults with treatment facilities across the U.S. to provide workshop training in manual-guided CBT, as well as ongoing fidelity monitoring and coaching.

Education & Training

  • Predoctoral Intern
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2009)
  • PhD
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Psychology (2009)
  • MA
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2006)
  • BA
    State University of New York at Albany, Psychology (2000)


  • Identifying Clinically Meaningful and Patient-Centric Endpoints
    A Practical Research Agenda for Treatment Development for Stimulant Use Disorder 2021
  • Evidence-Based Candidate Endpoints for Stimulant Use Disorders
    College of Problems on Drug Dependence 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: Development and Evaluation of a Computerized CBT Program
    Washington, United States 2018
  • Utilizing Technology to Deliver an Evidence-based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
    Neptune City, United States 2017
  • Manual-Based Training in CBT for Substance Use Disorders
    Ogden, United States 2016
  • CBT ingredients and mechanisms in AUD/SUD treatment: What we’ve learned in the past 10 years and what’s still missing.
    United States 2014

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mechanisms of Behavior Change Satellite Travel AwardResearch Society on Alcoholism (RSA)2015
Best Clinical Research SymposiumCollaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting2015
Early Career Investigator Travel AwardCollege of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD)2012
NIDA Early Career Travel AwardAmerican Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 502011
NIDA Director's Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)2011

Professional Service

Psychology of Addictive BehaviorsConsulting Editor2020 - Present
Faculty Advisory CouncilMember2019 - 2021
Doctoral Internship Training CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2019 - Present
Data Safety and Monitoring Board, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchChair2019 - Present
NeuropsychopharmacologyReviewer2019 - Present
PsychopharmacologyReviewer2019 - Present
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismAd-hoc Member2019 - Present
Data Safety and Monitoring Board, VA Connecticut Healthcare System MIRECCMember2018 - Present
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental ResearchReviewer2018 - Present
College on Problems of Drug DependenceProgram Committee2018 - Present
Research Society on AlcoholismMember2018 - Present
The Lancet PsychiatryReviewer2017 - Present
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
Journal of Addiction MedicineReviewer2016 - Present
College on Problems of Drug DependenceMember2016 - Present
National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific ReviewMember2015 - 2017
Curriculum CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Pharmacy and Therapeutics CommitteeMember2015 - Present
American Journal of PsychiatryReviewer2015 - Present
Journal of Consulting and Clinical PsychologyReviewer2015 - Present
Addictive BehaviorsReviewer2015 - Present
Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentGuest Editor2014
Clinical Psychology ReviewReviewer2014 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAd-hoc Member2013 - 2016
Drug and Alcohol DependenceReviewer2013 - Present
American Journal on AddictionsReviewer2013 - Present
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and DrugsReviewer2013 - Present
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol AbuseReviewer2012 - Present
AddictionReviewer2011 - Present
Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentReviewer2011 - Present
American Psychological AssociationMember2009 - Present
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive TherapiesMember2009 - Present

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