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Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    PO Box 207900, 230 South Frontage Road

    New Haven, CT, 06520-7900

    United States



Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Yale Child Study Center. His research concerns the efficacy and biomarkers of behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, irritability, and related neurodevelopmental disorders. This work has been supported by two R01 grants from NIMH and NICHD and by the Simons Foundation. Currently, he is a principal investigator of clinical trial of behavior therapy for anxiety in school-age children with autism and another clinical trial of pivotal response training with oxytocin for social reciprocity in young children with autism. He is also a Yale site PI of the ACE network study of gender differences and neural signatures of optimal outcomes in ASD during adolescence and young adulthood. In addition to his research, Dr. Sukhodolsky is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist working with children and their families at the Yale Child Study Center.

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

Departments & Organizations