Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Chair, Human Investigations Committee (IRB), Human Research Protections Program; Professor, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Human Investigations Committee at Yale University School of Medicine. With Dr. O’Malley she co-leads the Yale Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science.
Dr. Krishnan-Sarin’s research is focused on developing a bio-behavioral understanding of substance use behaviors in adult and adolescent substance users, with the goal of developing optimal prevention and cessation interventions. Her primary areas of research focus are tobacco use in adolescents and alcohol drinking in adults. In the area of adolescent tobacco use, she has conducted qualitative research including focus groups and surveys to understand patterns and perceptions of use of tobacco products, clinical trials to develop and test the use of behavioral and pharmacological cessation and prevention interventions, and evaluations of behavioral and neural predictors of use and cessation behaviors. Because of her expertise in youth tobacco use behaviors, she has contributed to the Surgeon General’s report on “Preventing Tobacco Use among Young People” and also serves as a member of the FDA’s Tobacco Product Scientifi