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Ned Cooney, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct, Psychiatry

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Ned Cooney, PhD


Ned L. Cooney, Ph.D., has been engaged in addiction research over the past 35 years. His studies include clinical trials of behavioral interventions for addictive disorders and studies of the process of relapse after addiction treatment. His methodological expertise includes controlled clinical trials, laboratory studies of stress and cue reactivity, and real-time data capture methodology.
Dr. Cooney retired in 2018 from the appointment as director of the mental health and substance abuse programs at the Newington Campus of VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He provided patient care services and supervised clinical training in the substance abuse outpatient clinic and the primary mental health care clinic.

Education & Training

  • NIAAA Research Fellow
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1983)
  • PhD
    Rutgers University (1981)
  • MA
    Rutgers University (1980)
  • BA
    State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977)

Professional Service

Center for Scientific ReviewersMember, College of CSR Reviewers2010 - 2012
Journal serviceBoard of Field Editors, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research2008 - 2017
NIHNIH/CSR Study Section, Risk, Prevention and Intervention for the Addictions (2006 – 2008).2006 - 2008
Yale University School of MedicineHuman Investigation Committee I2006 - 2008
Journal serviceAssistant Editor, Addiction2003 - 2017

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