Rani A Hoff MPH, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program; Director, Northeast Program Evaluation Center; Director, Evaluation Division, National Center for PTSD

Departments & Organizations

Women's Health Research at Yale: WHRY Research Cores: Women & Trauma Core

Office of Student ResearchSchool of Public HealthNIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program | Psychiatry: Mental Health Services Research, Division of; Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of

Research Interests

Female veterans; Gambling disorders; Program Evaluation; Coping behaviors; Problematic Gaming; PTSD; Pain and mental disorders; Suicide prevention more...


  • M.P.H., Yale University, 1991
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Desai RA, Krishnan-Sarin S, Cavallo D, Potenza MN. Video game playing in high school students: health correlates, gender differences and problematic gaming. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21078729
  • Desai RA, Manley MM, Desai MM, Potenza MN. Gender differences in the association between body mass index and psychopathology. CNS Spectr. 2009 Jul;14(7):372-83. PMID:19773713
  • Desai RA, Potenza MN. Problem and pathological gambling in patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. E-Pub ahead of print, June 16, 2009.



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