Kathleen M. Carroll PhD

Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions; Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

Departments & Organizations

DAHRSPsychiatry: Division of Substance Abuse; Substance Abuse Research; Psychotherapy Development Center; Psychology Section

Research Interests

Addiction and treatment; Evidence-based treatments; Treatment development; Computer-assisted therapies; Research-practice partnerships; Clinician training; Psychotherapy-pharmacotherapy combinations; Neurocognitive effects of behavioral therapies more...


  • B.S., Duke University, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1988

Selected Publications

  • Carroll, K.M., Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., DeVito, E.E., Decker, S., LaPaglia, D., Duffey, D., Babuscio, T.A. & Ball, S.A. (2014). Towards empirical identification of a reliable and clinically meaningful indicator of treatment outcome for illicit drug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 137, 3-19
  • Carroll, K.M, Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., Gordon, M.A., Portnoy, G.A., Martino, D.R., & Ball, S.A. (2014). Computer-Assisted Delivery of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Efficacy and durability of CBT4CBT among cocaine-dependent individuals maintained on methadone. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 436-444
  • Kiluk, B.D.., Sugarman, D.E., Nich, C., Gibbons, C.R., Martino, S., Rounsaville, B.J. & Carroll, K.M. (2011). A methodological analysis of randomized clinical trials of computer-assisted therapies for psychiatric disorders: Towards improved standards for an emerging field. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168: 790-799.



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