Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Associate Professor Term; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Addictions | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center


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. in 2009 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, completed postdoctoral training at Yale through a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Fellowship, and ultimately joined the faculty ranks 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 serves as Principal Investigator on research grants from 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

PhD University of Maryland at Baltimore (2009)
MA University of Maryland at Baltimore (2006)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Mechanisms of Behavior Change Satellite Travel AwardResearch Society on Alcoholism (RSA) (2015)

  • Best Clinical Research SymposiumCollaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting (2015)

  • Early Career Investigator Travel AwardCollege of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2012)

  • NIDA Early Career Travel AwardAmerican Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 50 (2011)

  • NIDA Director's Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2011)


  • 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 - 2014)

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Brian D. Kiluk, PhD
Patient Care Location
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Locations
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste Suite 6C

New Haven, CT 06510
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1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste SATU
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Psychiatry40 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510