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Drug Abuse Clinical Research Training Program


To provide post doctoral trainees (M.D. or Ph.D.) training in research in order to become independent researchers in the drug abuse field.

Research Portfolio

  • Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology of Substance Use Disorders
  • Laboratory Studies of Drugs of Abuse
  • Stress and Vulnerability
  • Brain imaging (PET, MRI, EEG)
  • Impulsivity and Gambling Disorders
  • Behavioral Genetics

Who is eligible?

Individuals who have completed their M.D. or Ph.D. in a health related field and are interested in an academic career in the Substance Abuse Field.


Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519

APT Foundation
1 Long Wharf Drive
Suite 321
New Haven, CT 06511

Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06519

Yale Faculty

Ismene Petrakis, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, PI

Samuel Ball, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Kathleen Carroll, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Joel Gelernter, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Marc Potenza, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Bruce Rounsaville, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Richard Schottenfeld, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Rajita Sinha, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs please call Joy Ortiz at (203) 932-5711 x7402.