Kathleen M. Carroll, recently named as the Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, focuses her research on methods to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment.
Carroll graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota, and completed her pre-doctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse, where she was promoted to professor in 2002. She is principal investigator of two centers, including the Center for Psychotherapy Development at Yale — the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s only center devoted to behavioral therapies research — and the New England node of the NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network. An ISI Thompson Highly Cited Researcher, Carroll is the author of over 220 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous chapters and books.
Carroll’s research has focused on the development and evaluation of behavioral treatments and combinations of behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies, with an emphasis on improving the quality and rigor of clinical efficacy research in addiction.
She received a National Institute of Health MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award in 2003 for her work on developing computer-assisted training in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Carroll served as president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 50 (Addictions) from 2002 to 2005 and received the Divisions’ Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Education and Training Award in 2005.