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Kelly S. DeMartini, PhD

Research Scientist of Psychiatry; Administrative Director, Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism


I am an expert in the development and analysis of alcohol interventions and the application of state-of-the-art statistical models to understand heavy drinking and predictors of hazardous alcohol use. My research focuses on the development and utilization of technology-based substance use and lifestyle health interventions. A key goal of my work is to utilize wearable and smartphone technologies for clinical digital phenotyping. This objective, data-driven measurement of individual health and functioning via personal biosensors can help build understanding of the connections among substance use and other health behaviors, including sleep, cardiac and respiratory functioning, and physical activity. I am particularly interested in how the use of these technologies can increase access to health interventions and engagement with health interventions across patient populations.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2013)
  • PhD
    Syracuse University (2011)
  • Predoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)
  • MS
    Syracuse University (2007)
  • BA
    Boston College (2004)

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