Samuel Ball, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Addictions | Division of Substance Abuse | Division of Women's Behavioral Health Research | Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center | Substance Abuse Research

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


I was born, raised, and continue to live in southern Connecticut. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Colgate University in 1984 and then went to graduate school for Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware where I received my master's in 1988 and doctorate in 1990. After completing my internship at Yale Medical School, I joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry as a Clinical Instructor and am now a Professor. In addition to my research, teaching, and faculty development responsibilities at Yale, I have held various clinical administrative leadership positions in The APT Foundation, one of the largest providers of substance abuse treatment in the state.

Education & Training

PhD University of Delaware (1990)
MA University of Delaware (1988)
BA Colgate University, Psychology English (1984)
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Yale School of Medicine

Professional Service

  • NIH Center for Scientific Review: Risk, Prevention and Intervention for Addictions (2009 - Present) Member

  • Journal of Personality (2007 - Present) Associate Editor

  • SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (2006 - Present) Reviewer

  • NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (2005 - 2009) Committee Member

  • (2005 - Present) Professional Faculty Coach

  • American Psychological Association (1988 - Present) Member

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Samuel Ball, PhD
Office Location
Yale Department of Psychiatry300 George Street, Ste Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
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