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Lisa Fucito, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Tobacco Treatment Service Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

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Lisa Fucito, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    20 York Street, Fitkin Building

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Lisa Fucito
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I am an expert in tobacco and alcohol use. My research focuses on: (1) better understanding these behaviors and their co-occurrence with other negative health behaviors, (2) identifying innovative strategies to engage individuals about their tobacco and/or alcohol use, and (3) developing novel interventions that promote multiple health behavior change and utilize technology. I have experience conducting laboratory-based, clinical trials, mixed methods, and implementation and dissemination research. My research has generated important scientific contributions. These include the unique treatment needs and preferences of heavy-drinking smokers and the benefits of targeting both behaviors concurrently as well as the negative reciprocal association between poor sleep and alcohol use among young adults and the value of alcohol prevention strategies focused on sleep for this often low help-seeking group. Current studies include: (1) an RCT of a mobile sleep intervention to reduce heavy drinking and alcohol-related consequences among young adults, (2) implementation of a sustainable tobacco treatment model for patients with cancer across the Yale Cancer Center care network statewide, (3) a preliminary test of switching from combustible cigarette smoking to an electronic cigarette among adult smokers with co-morbid medical conditions, and (4) an RCT  of tobacco cessation interventions for lung cancer screening patients. In addition to my research activities, I direct the Tobacco Treatment Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital and teach/mentor medical students, residents, and fellows in addiction and behavioral medicine.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    American University (2008)
  • MA
    American University (2005)
  • BA
    Boston College, Psychology (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Chairman's AwardYale School of Medicine2019
Distinguished Faculty AwardYale School of Medicine2017
Young Investigator Paper AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco2013
Clinical Research Loan Repayment AwardNIAAA2008
Predoctoral Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service AwardNIDA2007
Intramural Research Training AwardNIMH2005
Mellon Research AwardAmerican University2003
Student Travel AwardSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco2003

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