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Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Technology-Based Interventions



Brian D. Kiluk, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine is a licensed clinical psychologist conducting research in the field of substance use disorder treatment. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, completed postdoctoral training at Yale through a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Fellowship, and ultimately joined the faculty ranks in the Department of Psychiatry in 2012. Dr. Kiluk's area of research includes an emphasis on three major topics: (1) the evaluation and enhancement of a web-based version of cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol and drug use disorders (CBT4CBT); (2) exploration of the mechanisms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders, and (3) the identification of clinically meaningful outcome indicators of clinical trials for illicit drug use disorders. He serves as Principal Investigator on research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and his work has been featured at national scientific meetings. As an expert in CBT for substance use disorders, Dr. Kiluk also consults with treatment facilities across the U.S. to provide workshop training in manual-guided CBT, as well as ongoing fidelity monitoring and coaching.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)
  • PhD
    University of Maryland at Baltimore (2009)
  • MA
    University of Maryland at Baltimore (2006)


  • CBT ingredients and mechanisms in AUD/SUD treatment: What we’ve learned in the past 10 years and what’s still missing.
    United States 2014

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mechanisms of Behavior Change Satellite Travel AwardResearch Society on Alcoholism (RSA)2015
Best Clinical Research SymposiumCollaborative Perspectives on Addiction Meeting2015
Early Career Investigator Travel AwardCollege of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD)2012
NIDA Early Career Travel AwardAmerican Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 502011
NIDA Director's Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)2011

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