Lisa Fucito, PhD

Associate Professor Term; Director, Tobacco Treatment Service Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: ADVANCE Study | Call it a Night | Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY) | Division of Addictions | Psychological Medicine Service | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center | Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Treatment Research Clinic | Substance Abuse Research | Substance Abuse Treatment Center | Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | Tobacco Treatment Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


I am an expert in the assessment and treatment of tobacco use and heavy alcohol use. I have experience conducting laboratory-based, clinical trials, mixed methods, and implementation and dissemination research. My research has identified important predictors of tobacco and alcohol use and treatment response. I am also developing and testing novel tobacco and alcohol interventions that are integrated with primary/specialty healthcare, promote multiple health behavior change, and incorporate technology with funding from NIH grants. I have held leadership roles for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the Research Society on Alcoholism. I have presented at numerous national and international conferences and am widely cited for my research. In addition to my research activities, I direct the Tobacco Treatment Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital and teach/mentor medical students, residents, and fellows.

Education & Training

PhD American University (2008)
MA American University (2005)
BA Boston College, Psychology (1998)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Faculty AwardYale School of Medicine (2017)

  • Young Investigator Paper AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2013)

  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment AwardNIAAA (2008)

  • Predoctoral Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service AwardNIDA (2007)

  • Intramural Research Training AwardNIMH (2005)

  • Mellon Research AwardAmerican University (2003)

  • Student Travel AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2003)

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Contact Info

Lisa Fucito, PhD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry20 York Street
Fitkin Building

New Haven, CT 06510