Dana A Cavallo PhD Clin

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Psychotherapy Development Center; Addictions, Division of; Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY)

Research Interests

Weight Concerns and smoking; marijuana more...


  • M.A., Fairfield University, 1992
  • Ph.D. Clin, Hofstra University, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Schepis, T.S., Desai, R.A., Cavallo, D.A., Smith, A.E., McFetridge, A., Liss, T.B., Potenza, M.N., & Krishnan-Sarin, K. (2011). Gender differences in adolescent marijuana use and associated psychosocial characteristics. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5, 65-73.
  • Cavallo, D.A., Nich, C., Schepis, T.S., Smith, A.E., Liss, T.B., McFetridge, A.K., & Krishnan- Sarin, S. (2010). Preliminary examination of adolescent spending in a Contingency Management based smoking cessation program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19, 335-342.
  • Cavallo, D.A., Smith, A.E., Schepis, T.S., Desai, R.A., Potenza, M.N., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2010). Smoking expectancies, weight concerns, and dietary behaviors in adolescence. Pediatrics, 126, e66-72.



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