Substance Abuse Prevention

Mission

To develop postdoctoral fellows as future prevention scientists for careers as independent investigators in rigorous interdisciplinary, community-based substance abuse prevention research critical to public health.

Research Portfolio

  • Prevention of adolescent substance use/abuse
  • Intimate partner violence and substance abuse
  • Substance abuse among populations with HIV
  • Stress as a biological risk factor for addictive behaviors
  • Prevention of substance abuse through workplace interventions
  • Parental substance abuse as a risk factor for child outcomes

The program emphasizes five areas of research training: 1) conceptualization, design, and implementation of prevention research using a social ecological framework; 2) knowledge development and application in pre-intervention, intervention, and dissemination research; 3) use of state-of-the-art data analytic and research methods; 4) interdisciplinary research through collaborations across programs, departments, centers, and institutions; and 5) translational research from controlled settings to real-world contexts with the purpose of impacting prevention practice and policy. Training occurs through seminars, focused research activities, and close mentorship with faculty scientific advisors in order to prepare fellows as future prevention researchers.

Who is eligible?

Competitive candidates should have: 1) a Ph.D. in community, clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health or family studies; 2) a strong research background; and 3) interest in pursuing an academic career.

Locations

Division of Prevention & Community Research & The Consultation Center
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
389 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Division of Substance Abuse
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
1 Long Warf
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale University School of Public Health
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Department of Psychology
Yale University
2 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520

Yale Faculty

Principal Investigator/Program Director

Jacob Tebes, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), in the Child Study Center, and in Public Health

Scientific Advisors

Christian Connell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Cindy Crusto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Derrick Gordon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Robert Heimer, Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Joy Kaufman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Trace Kershaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Linda Mayes, M.D.

Arnold Gesell Professor of child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology

Carolyn Mazure, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Thomas McMahon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

Stephanie O’Malley, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Tami Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Nadia Ward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)

Resource Faculty

Samuel Ball, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

R. Douglas Bruce, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

Jeannette Ickovics, Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

John Leventhal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Child Study Center

Jody Sindelar, Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology

Contact Us

For more information, please email Dr. Tebes at jacob.tebes@yale.edu.