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Research Training Fellowship in Substance Abuse


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

Principal Investigator/Program Co-Director

Ismene Petrakis, MD
Brian Kiluk, PhD

Faculty Members

Declan Barry, PhD
Marek Chawarski, PhD
Kelly Cosgrove, PhD
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD
Irina Esterlis, PhD
Ariadna Forray, MD
Lisa Fucito, PhD
Joel Gelernter, MD
Hedy Kober, PhD
Grace Kong, PhD
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD
John Krystal, MD
Steve Martino, PhD
Sherry McKee, PhD
Thomas McMahon, PhD
Stephanie O’Malley, PhD
Godfrey Pearlson, PhD
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD
Marc Rosen, MD
Mehmet Sofuoglu, MD, PhD
Rajita Sinha, PhD
Ke Xu, MD

Junior Mentors

Anahita Bassir Nia, MD
Krysten Bold, PhD
João P. De Aquino, MD
Ayana Jordan, MD
Terril Verplaste, PhD
Gihyun Yoon, MD

Interdisciplinary Faculty

William Becker, MD
David Fiellin, MD
Graeme Mason, PhD
Patrick O’Connor, MPH, MD
Sandra Springer, MD
Jeanette Tetrault MD, FACP, FASAM

How to Apply

To complete the T32 application, please send the following to

Contact Us

For more information about the clinic and our research programs please call Diana DeNegre at