Kathleen A Garrison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Psychology Section | Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Faculty Research


Kathleen Garrison is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry. She received her BS in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, a MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California, and completed her postdoctoral training at Yale. Her background is in cognitive and clinical brain imaging. Her research is focused on substance abuse treatment including mindfulness-based therapies. Her work uses brain imaging methods to better understand and potentially change the cognitive processes related to addictions. Her work also tests smartphone app-based treatments for addictions.

Education & Training

PhD University of Southern California (2011)
MSc University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Neuroscience (2002)
BS University of California, Los Angeles, Neuroscience (2000)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale School of Medicine

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Kathleen A Garrison, PhD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry1 Church St
New Haven , CT 06511