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Kathleen Carroll PhD

Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

Contact Information

Kathleen Carroll, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    40 Temple Street

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States

Kathleen Carroll
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Dr. Kathleen M. Carroll graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota, and completed her pre-doctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse, where she was promoted to Professor in 2002. She is Principal Investigator of the Center for Psychotherapy Development at Yale, NIDA’s only Center devoted to behavioral therapies research, and since 1999 she has been Principal Investigator of the New England Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network. Dr. Carroll is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous chapters and books.   Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of behavioral treatments and combinations of behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with opioid use disorders.  

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Minnesota (1988)
  • BS
    Duke University (1980)
  • Predoctoral fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine


  • International Scientific Committee
    France 2011
    Annales Medico-Psychologiques
  • Update on addiction treatment research
    Paris, France 2009
    Plenary session in Les Journees de L’Albatros : Actualities de la researche clinique et therapeutique en addictologie.
  • Addiction Treatment
    Trieste, Italy 2009
    Comitato Scientifico del Dipartimento Politiche Antidroga (Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Department of Drug Policy, Government of Italy
  • Addiction and Treatment
    Vienna, Austria 2007
    Consultant to United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
John P Brantner Endowed LectureUniversity of Minnesota2015
Distinguished Speaker AwardBoston University Department of Psychology2011
Highly Cited ResearcherThompson ISI2008
Norman E. Zinberg Award & Memorial LectureHarvard University School of Medicine2007
The Society LecturerThe Society for the Study of Addiction2005
Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Education and Training AwardAmerican Psychological Association, Division 502005
MERIT award (Method to Enhance Research in Time)NIH2003
FellowDivision 28 (Psychopharmacology), APA2002
Senior Scientist Award (K05)NIDA2000
Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar on the Addictions,American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)1999
Predoctoral FellowshipAmerican Association of University Women1986
Phi Beta KappaDuke University1979

Professional Service

National Academy of MedicineCommittee on Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder2018 - 2019
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and DrugsEditor2015 - Present
National Academy of Sciences, Institute of MedicineCommittee on Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families2010 - 2012
Yale University School of MedicineScholar Awards Committee2008 - 2011
College of Problems on Drug DependenceBoard of Directors, 2016-20182007 - Present
Division 50, AddictionsChairperson2006 - 2010
American Psychological Association, Division 50President2002 - 2005
American Psychological AssociationPsychological Assessment2001 - 2009
Yale University School of MedicineTerm Appointments and Promotions Committee2001 - 2004
NIDAReviewer2000 - Present

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