Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Adolescent Medicine

Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab)

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Emergency Medicine York Street Campus Faculty

Program in Addiction Medicine

Psychotherapy Development Center

Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Yale Medicine

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science


Dr. Deepa Camenga is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Section of Research at Yale. She is board certified in pediatrics and addiction medicine. Dr. Camenga completed her medical education and residency training at the University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Camenga completed a fellowship in health services research through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. She works with residents and students in the YNHH Primary Care Center and treats adolescents and young adults at the APT Foundation. Dr. Camenga’s research focuses on improving practices around the identification and treatment of drug and tobacco use disorders in adolescents in young adults; understanding adolescent nicotine dependence and its co-occurrence with substance use; and understanding youth behaviors around emerging tobacco products.

YCCI Scholar 2014

Project: 09/19/14 - 09/18/16

Text Messaging to Augment Physician Advice for Smoking Cessation in a College Health Clinic

Education & Training

MHS Yale School of Medicine, Health Services Research (2012)
MD Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2005)
BA Yale University (2000)
Residency University of Rochester Golisano Children Hospital
Residency University of Rochester Golisano Children Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale School of Medicine
Chief Resident Children's Strong Hospital, Rochester, New York
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2008, recertified: 2016)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Addiction Medicine (2018)

Professional Service

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2018 - Present) Program Planning Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2019 National Conference and Exhibition Pediatrics for the 21st Century

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016 - Present) Member, Committee on Substance Use and Prevention

  • Academic Pediatric Association (2013 - 2015) Co-Chair, Pediatric Tobacco Issues Special Interest Group

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Contact Info

Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adolescent MedicinePrimary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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APT Foundation1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
464 Congress Avenue
Suite 260

New Haven, CT 06519
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