Brent Moore, PhD

Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Research Psychologist (VA)

Departments & Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Division of Addictions

Psychology Section


Dr. Brent Moore received in Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1998 in cognitive psychology, with a minor in quantitative methods. At Westat, a private research firm in suburban Maryland, he was the project director for 2 NIAAA R01 grants evaluating alcohol laboratory studies, and community level DWI interventions. In 2000 he moved to the University of Vermont for a post-doctoral fellowship evaluating the characteristics and course of cannabis use disorders and behavioral treatments. In 2003, he moved to Yale, and began research on expanding and improving treatment for opioid use disorder and characteristics of, and treatments for HIV-infected populations. In 2014, Dr. Moore was promoted to Research Scientist at Yale, and also began work at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System as a Research Psychologist and Health Science Specialist. At the VA-West Haven his is a Core Investigator with the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center evaluating organizational and educational methods within VA to improve care for pain and substance use disorders. He is also the Associate Director of Evaluation for the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education at the VA. Dr. Moore’s recent research focuses on automated mobile interventions for substance abuse and chronic pain.

Education & Training

PhD University of New Mexico (1998)
MS Western Washington University, Psychology (1992)
BS University of Utah, Psychology (1990)
Post Doctoral Fellow University of Vermont

Honors & Recognition

  • Elected FellowAmerican Psychological Association - Division 28 (2017)

Professional Service

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (2017) Member - ZDA1 HXO-H (13). "NIDA HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research" Scientific Review Board

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (2017) Member - ZDA1 HXO-H (11). "Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in the Context of the SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants" Scientific Review Board

  • VHA HSR&D (2014 - Present) Member - HSR-5 Health Care System Organization and Delivery Scientific Merit Review Board

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (2009 - 2011) Member - ZDA1 KXH-C (49) NIDA SBIR N43DA-10-5559 Topic 117. "Using handheld devices to support recovery" Scientific Review Board.

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Contact Info

Brent Moore, PhD
Mailing Address
950 Campbell Ave.

West Haven, CT 06516

Curriculum Vitae

Recovery Line flowchart

Flowchart of the Interactive Voice Response system for opioid use disorder patients in methadone maintenance.