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Resident/Intern Substance Use Research Education (REINSURE)


To provide pre-doctoral clinical psychology interns (Ph.D.) and psychiatry residents (M.D.) training in research competencies through seminars and intensive involvement in one or more clinical research projects as an integrated component to their accredited clinical training experiences at Yale.

Research Portfolio

  • Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology of Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Research
  • Health Services and Program Evaluation
  • Laboratory Studies of Substance Abuse
  • Stress and Vulnerability
  • Brain imaging (PET, MRI, EEG)
  • Impulsivity and Gambling Disorders
  • Behavioral Genetics

Who is eligible?

Individuals participating in Yale’s psychiatry residency program (years 1 through 4) or accepted into the Clinical and Prevention Research Track of Yale pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program.


Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
Connecticut Mental Health Center
1 Long Wharf
New Haven, CT 06511

The APT foundation
1 Long Wharf
Suite 321
New Haven, CT 06511

VA CT Healthcare (151D)
Building 35
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06519

Yale Faculty

Principal Investigator/Program Director

Samuel Ball, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Senior Mentors/Advisors

Stephanie O’Malley, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Ismene Petrakis, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Supervising Faculty

Declan Barry, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Christopher Cutter, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Sherry McKee, Ph.D.

Associate Profess or Psychiatry

Boris Meandzija, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Benjamin Toll, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Us

For more information about REINSURE, please call Dr. Ball at 203-781-4600 or email