Dana A Cavallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Addictions, Division of

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Office of Student Research

Psychotherapy Development Center

Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)


I am a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from Fairfield University in 1995 with a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology and Hofstra University in 2003 with a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology. I have worked at Yale School of Medicine since 1995, where I started as a research assistant and am currently a full-time research faculty member. Over the years, I have worked on a number of clinical trials and lab paradigms in the area of adult and adolescent substance abuse, with an emphasis on adolescent smoking cessation. My areas of interest are adolescent tobacco and marijuana use and the relationship between smoking and eating behaviors. I oversee community and high-school based adolescent tobacco interventions and adult alcohol lab paradigms and supervise the delivery of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other counseling techniques in all of our study interventions. I also teach the Internal Medicine Primary Care medical residents brief MI and CBT techniques in the Adult Addiction Recovery Clinic at SRC.

Education & Training

PhD Hofstra University (2003)
MA Fairfield University (1992)

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

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

New Haven, CT 06519

Curriculum Vitae

Tobacco Research in Youth