Dana Cavallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Departments & Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Division of Addictions

Psychology Section

Psychotherapy Development Center

Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Research Interests

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

Research Summary

My research is focused on developing the optimal smoking cessation program for adolescent smokers, with an emphasis on the factors that maintain smoking behavior, such as weight concerns and other drug use.

Specialized Terms: Weight Concerns and smoking; marijuana

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
  • Clinical Trials

    Conditions Study Title
    Addictive Behaviors, Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Saracatinib and Alcohol Drinking

    Selected Publications

    See list of PubMed publications

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    Contact Info

    Dana Cavallo, PhD
    Office Location
    Connecticut Mental Health Center
    34 Park Street, Ste S214

    New Haven, CT 06519
    Mailing Address
    Department of PsychiatryCMHC
    34 Park Street, S-214

    New Haven, CT 06519

    Tobacco Research in Youth