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Krysten Bold, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Krysten Bold, PhD



I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in substance use treatment and research. I earned my Ph.D. at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, completed a predoctoral clinical internship and NIDA T32 postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale University, and was promoted to research faculty at Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. My program of research focuses on understanding cigarette and e-cigarette use among youth and adults to inform tobacco prevention, intervention, and policy. My research on youth tobacco use has been widely cited, including in the US Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults. I also serve on the Treatment Network Advisory Committee for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Specific ongoing research activities include:

  1. Investigating factors associated with initiation, switching, and cessation of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to inform prevention and intervention efforts.
  2. Leveraging advances in mobile technology and wearable biosensors for real-time assessment and treatment delivery.
  3. Using clinical trial designs to study the effects of potential tobacco regulatory policies.
  4. Expanding access to smoking cessation services through treatment implementation in specialized medical and community settings.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Rutgers University (2015)
  • MS
    Rutgers University (2012)
  • BS
    University of Notre Dame (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
New Investigator Best Abstract AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco2021
Leadership AwardYale School of Medicine Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology2015
Student Merit AwardResearch Society on Alcoholism2015

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