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Research & Scholarship

There are over 88 full time faculty psychologists within the Department of Psychiatry. These faculty members are leaders in the field and in their areas of specialty, as evidenced by their record of grants, publications, awards, and roles in professional organizations and government-sponsored boards and committees. In addition to their leadership responsibilities in clinical care and education, the faculty lead active research programs and have established a number of research centers at the medical school in the areas of addiction, psychotherapy development, interdisciplinary stress research, women’s health, recovery from mental illness, prevention and consultation, and on eating and weight disorders.

  • Alan Anticevic

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Affect; Mental Disorders; Cognition; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Emotions; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Computational Biology; Substance-Related Disorders; Neuroimaging
  • Seth Axelrod

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program; Director of Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

    Research Interests
    Behavior Therapy; Borderline Personality Disorder; Burnout, Professional; Psychiatry; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Substance Abuse Detection; Mindfulness
  • Samuel Ball

    Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development

    Research Interests
    Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Homeless Persons; Personality; Personality Disorders; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Substance Abuse Detection; Treatment Outcome; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Declan Barry

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation; Director of Research, APT Foundation

    Research Interests
    Culture; Opioid-Related Disorders; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders; Chronic Pain; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Consultation Clinic; Director, Predoctoral Training in Psychology Service

    Research Interests
    HIV; Neuropsychology; Psychiatry; Executive Function
  • Kevin Behar

    Senior Research Scientist; Director, MRRC Neurometabolism Research Laboratory

    Research Interests
    Central Nervous System; Glutamates; Glutamine; Psychiatry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Morris Bell

    Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry; VA RR&D Senior Research Career Scientist

    Research Interests
    Neuropsychology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Veterans
  • Anne Black

    Assistant Professor; Health Science Specialist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

    Research Interests
    Impulsive Behavior; Substance-Related Disorders; Behavioral Research; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Kathleen Carroll

    Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

    Research Interests
    Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Evidence-Based Medicine; Cognitive Science; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Dana Cavallo

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Adolescent Psychiatry; Behavioral Medicine; Marijuana Smoking; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection; Smoking Cessation; Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Marek Chawarski

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Emergency Medicine

    Research Interests
    China; Malaysia; Opioid-Related Disorders; Psychiatry; Risk-Taking; Russia; Substance Abuse Detection; Amphetamine-Related Disorders
  • Christian M. Connell

    Associate Professor Adjunct; Co-Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Child Development and Epidemiological Research, The Consultation Center

    Research Interests
    Adolescent Behavior; Child Abuse; Child Development; Child Psychiatry; Child Welfare; Evaluation Studies
  • Joan Cook

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Geriatrics; Health Plan Implementation; Mental Health; Multiple Trauma; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Information Dissemination
  • Ned Cooney

    Associate Professor Adjunct, Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Psychiatry; Smoking; Substance Abuse Detection; Clinical Trial
  • Kelly Cosgrove

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Brain; Opioid-Related Disorders; Neurobiology; Nicotine; Radiology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Neuroimaging; alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Cindy Crusto

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Diversity, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center

    Research Interests
    Family; Mental Health; Minority Groups; Social Conditions; Social Problems; Violence; Global Health; Domestic Violence; Cultural Diversity; Substance-Related Disorders; Risk Reduction Behavior; Psychiatry and Psychology; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Larry Davidson

    Professor of Psychiatry; Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Director, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

    Research Interests
    Mental Disorders; Mental Processes; Psychological Phenomena; Psychological Theory; Substance-Related Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Miriam Delphin

    Associate Professor Adjunct; Director, Cultural Competency Programming and Consultation

    Research Interests
    Community Health Services; Psychiatry; Stereotyping; Cultural Competency; Healthcare Disparities
  • Kelly DeMartini

    Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Administrative Director, Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Health; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Technology; Clinical Trial; Biostatistics
  • Irina Esterlis

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Molecular Imaging Program, NCPTSD, VA; Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Cognitive Sciences Division

    Research Interests
    Psychiatry; Radiology; Tobacco; Mood Disorders; Molecular Imaging; Chemicals and Drugs
  • Dwain Fehon

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Chief Psychologist, Psychiatric Services, Yale New Haven Hospital; Director, Behavioral Medicine Service

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Anxiety; Behavioral Medicine; Depression; Quality of Life; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Resilience, Psychological; Diseases
  • Elizabeth Flanagan

    Research Scientist

    Research Interests
    Mental Health Services; Personality Disorders; Public Policy; Social Isolation; Social Justice; Community Networks; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Lisa Fucito

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

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Psychotherapy; Sleep; Sleep Wake Disorders; Tobacco; Smoking Cessation; Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Derrick Gordon

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Research, Policy and Program on Male Development, The Consultation Center

    Research Interests
    Men; Parents; Primary Prevention; Prisoners; Students; Vulnerable Populations; Secondary Prevention
  • Michael Hoge

    Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Behavioral Health; Director, Yale Group on Workforce Development

    Research Interests
    Health Services Administration; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Jason Johannesen

    Assistant Professor Adjunct, Psychiatry; Research Psychologist, VACHS

    Research Interests
    Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Psychological Phenomena; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Joy Kaufman

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center; Director of Evaluation Research, Division of Prevention and Community Research; Deputy Director, The Consultation Center, Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Health Promotion; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research; Community-Based Participatory Research; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Robert Kerns

    Professor of Psychiatry, of Neurology and of Psychology

    Research Interests
    Ethics; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services Research; Professional-Patient Relations; Quality of Health Care; Healthcare Disparities; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Brian D. Kiluk

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

    Research Interests
    Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Cognition; Drug Utilization; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Hedy Kober

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Law; Director, Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab

    Research Interests
    Cognition; Emotions; Thinking; Smoking Cessation; Meditation; Substance-Related Disorders; Mindfulness
  • Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

    Professor of Psychiatry; Chair, Human Investigations Committee II & IV, Human Research Protections Program

    Research Interests
    Adolescent Psychiatry; Alcohol Drinking; Behavioral Medicine; Marijuana Smoking; Nicotine; Psychotherapy; Tobacco; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Care
  • Donna LaPaglia

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of the Connecticut Mental Health Center; Associate Director of Addiction Services, the Connecticut Mental Health Center

  • Becca Levy

    Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Psychology

    Research Interests
    Aging; Environment and Public Health; Mental Health; Psychological Phenomena; Social Change; Social Justice; Social Sciences; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Equity
  • Steve Martino

    Professor of Psychiatry; Chief of Psychology, VA CT Healthcare System

    Research Interests
    Curriculum; Psychotherapy; Motivational Interviewing; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Robin Masheb

    Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The VIEW at VA CT)

    Research Interests
    Feeding and Eating Disorders; Body Image; Eating; Obesity; Pain; Psychiatry; Veterans; Health Behavior; Cognitive Therapy; Evidence-Based Medicine; Bariatric Surgery; Overweight; Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Carolyn M. Mazure

    Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

    Research Interests
    Depressive Disorder; Psychiatry; Sex Differentiation; Stress, Psychological; Women's Health; Behavior, Addictive; Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Sherry McKee

    Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory; Clinical Director, Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic; Director, Yale Program for Sex Differences in Alcohol Use Disorder, Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Criminal Psychology; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Thomas McMahon

    Professor of Psychiatry and The Child Study Center; Program Director, West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Director of Clinical Research, Connecticut Mental Health Center

    Research Interests
    Child Abuse; Father-Child Relations; Fathers; Parent-Child Relations; Parents; Domestic Violence; Substance-Related Disorders; Reproductive Behavior
  • Rebecca Miller

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Peer Support & Family Initiatives, CMHC

    Research Interests
    Community Mental Health Services; Community Psychiatry; Mental Health; Psychotherapy, Brief; Mood Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Brent Moore

    Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Research Psychologist (VA)

    Research Interests
    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; HIV; Pain, Intractable; Substance-Related Disorders
  • John D Murray

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience and of Physics

    Research Interests
    Cognition; Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Interneurons; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Computational Biology; Functional Neuroimaging
  • Stephanie O'Malley

    Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry; Deputy Chair, Clinical Research

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Psychiatry; Smoking; Substance-Related Disorders; Risk Reduction Behavior; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Robert Pietrzak

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Translational Psychiatric Epidemiology Laboratory, Clinical Neurosciences Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD

    Research Interests
    Anxiety Disorders; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Stress Disorders, Traumatic; Resilience, Psychological
  • Jessica Pollard

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Clinical Director, STEP

    Research Interests
    Psychotic Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Research Scientist

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Personality; Personality Disorders; Pharmacology; Psychiatry; Stress, Physiological; Comorbidity; Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
  • Sandra Resnick

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center; Editor, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

    Research Interests
    Health Services Research; Mental Health Services; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Michael Rowe

    Professor; Co-Director, Program for Recovery and Community Health; Principal Investigator, Citizens Community Collaborative, Yale Department of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Humanities; Psychiatry and Psychology; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena; Health Care
  • Carolyn Sartor

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Marijuana Abuse; Child Abuse; Psychiatry; Substance-Related Disorders; Healthcare Disparities
  • John Sellinger

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Clinical Health Psychology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Co-Director of Training, Clinicial Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

  • Rajita Sinha

    Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry; Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

    Research Interests
    Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Relaxation; Stress, Psychological; Substance-Related Disorders
  • Patrick Skosnik

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Association Learning; Auditory Perception; Marijuana Abuse; Conditioning, Eyelid; Electroencephalography; Marijuana Smoking; Memory, Short-Term; Psychoses, Substance-Induced; Verbal Learning; Designer Drugs; Drugs, Investigational; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Executive Function; Memory, Long-Term; Drug-Seeking Behavior; Neuroimaging; Memory, Episodic; Controlled Substances; Medical Marijuana; Mindfulness; Chemicals and Drugs
  • Megan Smith

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Director, Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership; Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program

    Research Interests
    Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Mental Health; Stress, Psychological; Urban Health; Women's Health; Substance-Related Disorders; Healthcare Disparities; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Thomas Styron

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychology Training, Adult Community Mental Health Services, CMHC; Executive Director, Community Services Network of Greater New Haven

  • Nancy Suchman

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Professor Yale Child Study Center (secondary appointment)

    Research Interests
    Child Development; Mother-Child Relations; Neurobiology; Parenting; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychology, Developmental
  • Jacob Tebes

    Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry; Director, The Consultation Center; Chief Psychologist, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Program Director, NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Prevention

    Research Interests
    Primary Prevention; Public Health; Social Change; Social Justice; Program Evaluation; Cultural Diversity; Vulnerable Populations; Resilience, Psychological; Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Jack Tsai

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Research Director, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans; Director, Yale Division of Mental Health Services and Treatment Outcomes Research

    Research Interests
    Housing; Mental Health Services; Social Work, Psychiatric; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Stress Disorders, Traumatic
  • Marney White

    Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Feeding and Eating Disorders; Obesity; Psychometrics; Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Bao-Zhu Yang

    Research Scientist, Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Depression; Epidemiology; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Models, Statistical; Psychiatry and Psychology