Research & Publications
Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Division on Addictions Research at Yale, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, the Yale Research Program on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling. He is on the editorial boards of fifteen journals (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care. He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization on matters of addiction.
Education & Training
- MDYale University School of Medicine (1994)
- PhDYale University (1993)
- Addiction Psychiatry FellowYale
- GamblingCanada 2008Dr. Potenza is involved in a think-tank and work group through McGill University in Montreal focusing on adolescent gambling.
- Pathological GamblingSpain 2008Dr. Potenza is engaged in a multicenter trial for treatment of pathological gambling at Ramon y Cajal Hospital, University of Alcala, Madrid.
Honors & Recognition
|Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate and Professor in Psychological Science), Eötvös Loránd University||2019|
|Phoenix Award for Achievement in Addiction Research, the Green Crescent Society||2018|
|Research Award, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health||2017|
|Lifetime Research Award, the National Council on Problem Gambling||2016|