Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, was honored with a research award October 6 by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
The award, presented at SASH's annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, reflects Potenza's recent research into compulsive sexual behaviors and problematic pornography use. This work has included studies into neurobiological and clinical aspects of these behaviors and disorders.
Potenza has discussed his work around compulsive sexual behaviors and problematic pornography use in many settings, including meetings organized by the World Health Organization. He has researched these topics in conjunction with researchers at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass.; Cambridge University; Columbia Teachers College; the University of California San Diego; and University of Warsaw.
At Yale, Potenza directs the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, the Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders, and Women and Addictive Disorders at Women's Health Research at Yale. He is on the editorial boards of eight journals, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in research and clinical care.