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Dana Cavallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Dana Cavallo, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Department of Psychiatry

    CMHC, 34 Park Street, S-214

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States

Research Summary

My research is focused on developing the optimal smoking cessation program for adolescent smokers, with an emphasis on factors that maintain smoking behavior, such as weight concerns and other drug use. I am also involved in studying various behavioral interventions in the clinical setting of addiction and pain.


Extensive Research Description

  • Development of a novel high school based tobacco cessation intervention for adolescent smokers using behavioral techniques and pharmacotherapy.
  • Development of a novel incentive based smoking cessation and prevention program for high school and middle school students.
  • Development of a novel marijuana prevention and cessation program for adolescents
  • Development of a CBT intervention for treating chronic spinal pain
  • Coauthors

    Research Interests

    Adolescent Psychiatry; Behavioral Medicine; Marijuana Smoking; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection; Smoking Cessation; Tobacco Use Cessation

    Public Health Interests

    Behavioral Health; Substance Use, Addiction; Child/Adolescent Health

    Selected Publications

    Clinical Trials

    ConditionsStudy Title
    Addictive Behaviors; Child Development & Autism; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchA longitudinal study of the effects of cannabis exposure on neuro-development in adolescents and young adults
    Addictive Behaviors; Alcohol Addiction; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchKappa-PET Imaging and Naltrexone in Alcohol Drinking Behaviors