In Memoriam: Kathleen M. Carroll, 1958-2020

Kathleen M. Carroll, the Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on December 28, 2020. She was 62 years old.

Dr. Carroll was a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. Following a brief stint as an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Carroll joined the faculty at Yale in 1989 as an assistant professor of psychiatry. She taught at Yale for more than 30 years.

Dr. Carroll helped establish and subsequently led the Psychotherapy Development Center, the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s only funded Center of Excellence devoted to behavioral therapies research. Through Dr. Carroll’s leadership, the center became an important source of addiction treatment development that led to multiple clinical innovations that have impacted the lives of many struggling with addiction.

Professor Carroll was a principal investigator on over 100 research projects funded through the National Institutes of Health, with funding amounts totaling over $76 million. She authored or co-authored over 330 articles in peer-reviewed publications, with over 50 chapters in major textbooks, along with several books and published manuals.

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