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Denis Sukhodolsky PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

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Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT, 06520-7900

    United States

Denis Sukhodolsky
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Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. His research concerns the efficacy and mechanisms of behavioral treatments for children with neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette syndrome, autism, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders. His work has been supported with a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as research awards from the Tourette Syndrome Association and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. Currently, he is a PI of an R01 study that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to examine the neural circuitry of aggression in children across diagnostic categories. He has also been an investigator on the multi-site study of behavior therapy for tics in children with Tourette Syndrome and led efforts on studies of EEG biomarkers of tics in children with Tourette Syndrome. In the area of autism research, Dr. Sukhodolsky has served as an investigator in the RUPP Autism Network studies of risperidone with or without parent training in children with autism and of parent training for aggression in young children with autism. He also has a long-standing interest in anxiety in children with autism, and his lab is currently conducting a study of neural mechanisms of CBT for anxiety in autism. Dr. Sukhodolsky has authored and co-authored over 70 papers and book chapters. In addition to his research, Dr. Sukhodolsky is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist working with children and their families at the Yale TS/OCD Clinic.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Hofstra University (1997)
  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Yale University
  • Board Certification
    AB of Professional Psychology, Child Psychology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
K01 career development awardNational Institute of Mental Health2008
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Research AwardObsessive Compulsive Foundation2004
Frank Andrews Memorial AwardUniversity of Michigan2003
Robert Vane Memorial ScholarshipHofstra University2002
Tourette Syndrome Association Research AwardTourette Syndrome Association2001

Professional Service

Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD) Study SectionReviewer2014 - Present
Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersEditorial Board2013 - Present
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive TherapiesAwards and Recognition Committee2004 - Present

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