Kelly Cosgrove, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY) | Cosgrove Lab | Division of Women's Behavioral Health Research | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Psychology Section | Translational Brain Imaging Program | VA Alcohol Research Center | Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Morris-Cosgrove Lab

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Cosgrove uses positron emission tomography (PET) to gain insights into the brains of people after they’ve stopped using alcohol and tobacco. Trained as a clinical psychologist who worked with individuals suffering from drug addiction, Dr. Cosgrove transitioned to conducting research in order to find more effective ways of helping patients recover from addiction and avoid relapse. Her laboratory develops and uses creative PET imaging paradigms to track changes in critical neurochemicals during the recovery from addiction.

Education & Training

PhD University of Minnesota (2002)
BS University of Minnesota (1997)
Psychology Intern Medical University of South Carolina

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Contact Info

Kelly Cosgrove, PhD
Mailing Address
Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-

Cosgrove Lab