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Dana Cavallo, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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Dana Cavallo, PhD

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I am a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from Fairfield University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology and Hofstra University with a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology. I have worked at Yale School of Medicine since 1995, where I started as a research assistant and am currently a full-time faculty member. Over the years, I have worked on a number of clinical trials and lab paradigms in the area of adult and adolescent addiction, with an emphasis on adolescent tobacco use and cessation. My areas of interest are adolescent and adult addiction, teaching behavioral modalities as an integral component of addiction medicine, and managing chronic pain with behavioral therapy. As a researcher, I oversee community and high-school based adolescent tobacco interventions and adult alcohol lab paradigms. As a clinician, I work as the behavioral health specialist at the YNHH Spine Center and also supervise the delivery of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other counseling techniques in both clinic and research settings. As an educator, I teach Primary Care medical residents brief MI and CBT techniques in the Adult Addiction Recovery Clinic at the New Haven Primary Care Consortium.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Hofstra University (2003)
  • MA
    Fairfield University (1992)

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