Robert Malison, MD, BA

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit; Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program

Research Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit | Connecticut Mental Health Center | Division of Human Genetics | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Substance Abuse Research | Yale Cocaine Research Clinic

PET Radioligand Development for Mental Health (PRDMH)

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Biological Psychiatry; Central Nervous System Stimulants; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Functional Neuroimaging; Genetics, Behavioral; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Methylphenidate; Motivation; Psychopharmacology; Psychoses, Substance-Induced

Extensive Research Description

• Identifying Methamphetamine Risk Variants by Extreme Phenotype Exome Sequencing (R01 DA037974)
• Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (Vcyc) in Cocaine Abstinence using 13C-MRS (R01 DA039132)
• Integrated Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Training (IMPORT) in Psychiatry (R25 MH071584)
• Clinical Neuroscience Research Training in Psychiatry (T32 MH19961)
• Drug Dependence Through the Lifespan: Thai-Yale Training Program (D43 TW006166)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Addictive Behaviors Imaging Synaptic Density in Cocaine and Opiate Addiction In Vivo using 11C-UCB-J PET
Addictive Behaviors, Alcohol Addiction, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Imaging the Neurochemistry of Drug Addiction With PET
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research C4 Gene Dose Effects using 11C-UCB-J PET
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Vitamin D as a Therapeutic Adjunct in the Stimulant Treatment of ADHD
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Imaging Microglial Activation in PTSD wITH PET
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) During Cocaine Abstinence Using 13C-MRS


  • Genetic study of methamphetamine dependence Bangkok, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand (2015)

    Genetic study of methamphetamine dependence

Selected Publications

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