Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Technology-Based Interventions

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Psychology Section | Psychotherapy Development Center


I received my PhD in clinical psychology in 2009 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and completed postdoctoral training at Yale through a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 Fellowship, where I worked with Dr. Kathleen Carroll in the Division of Substance Abuse. My work has focused on three major areas: (1) evaluating and refining outcomes of randomized clinical trials, (2) understanding the mechanisms of action of empirically supported therapies for substance use disorders, and (3) development and dissemination of computer-based interventions. I was one of the first to statistically demonstrate coping skills as a mediator of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders, and have evaluated factors that affect the acquisition of coping skills, such as cognitive function. I also participate in various activities, including the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) as a member of a special interest group on Design & Analysis and the publications committee, as well as serving as an expert consultant in CBT and Motivational Interviewing for a multisite clinical trial. I'm currently leading a program of research on technology-based interventions in the Division of Substance Abuse.

Education & Training

PhD University of Maryland at Baltimore (2009)
MA University of Maryland at Baltimore (2006)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Investigator Travel AwardCollege of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2012)

  • NIDA Early Career Travel AwardAmerican Psychological Association (APA) Division 28 & 50 (2011)

  • NIDA Director's Travel AwardCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) (2011)

International Activity

  • CBT ingredients and mechanisms in AUD/SUD treatment: What we’ve learned in the past 10 years and what’s still missing. United States (2014 - 2014)

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Contact Info

Brian D. Kiluk, PhD
Patient Care Location
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Office Locations
1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste SATU
New Haven, CT 06511
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU)One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511