Marc N Potenza, PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY) | Connecticut Mental Health Center | Human Genetics, Division of | Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | Psychotherapy Development Center | Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | Substance Abuse Research | Women's Behavioral Health Research, Division of | Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Women's Health Research at Yale: WHRY Research Cores: Addictive Behaviors Core

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist
with sub-specialty training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving
a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD
in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical
Scientist Training Program. He
completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship
training at Yale. Currently, he is
a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University
School of Medicine where he is Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the
Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive
Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale, and Director of Neuroimaging
for the VISN1 MIRECC of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is on the editorial boards of eight
journals and has received multiple national and international awards for
excellence in research and clinical care.
He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of
Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization on
matters of addiction.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
PhD Yale University (1993)
Addiction Psychiatry Fellow Yale
Resident Yale


  • Gambling Canada (2008)

    Dr. Potenza is involved in a think-tank and work group through McGill University in Montreal focusing on adolescent gambling.

  • Pathological Gambling Spain (2008)

    Dr. Potenza is engaged in a multicenter trial for treatment of pathological gambling at Ramon y Cajal Hospital, University of Alcala, Madrid.

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Contact Info

Marc N Potenza, PhD, MD
Mailing Address
Yale Department of PsychiatryCMHC Room S-104
34 Park St

New Haven, CT 06519