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Krysten Bold, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Krysten Bold, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Department of Psychiatry

    34 Park Street CMHC

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States



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.

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 novel experimental paradigms 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)

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