Yale University

Brent Moore, Ph.D.

  • Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • Research Psychologist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Dr. Moore's primary research focuses on ways to make treatment for substance abuse more accessible, attractive, and effective to a broad range of individuals. He is particularly interested in developing and evaluating a computer-based treatment for substance abuse.  This type of treatment is particularly relevant for rural settings where access to counselors and therapeutic treatments are either unavailable or unfeasible. Currently they are developing and evaluating a computer-based system, to provde daily cognitive and behavioral treatment (CBT) via telephone to opioid dependent patients who are receiving buprenorphine maintenance in a primary care setting. His second line of research involves the examination of characteristics of marijuana dependence and its treatment. Over the past several years, he has been involved in a number of studies evaluating withdrawal from chronic marijuana use, effects of marijuana on the respiratory symptom, relapse following treatment, characteristics predicting treatment outcome, and contingency management for marijuana dependence. Dr. Moore recently completed a NIDA funded pilot study evaluating a medication for marijuana dependence.

Areas of Expertise:
  • utomated mobile treatment for substance abuse
  • Primary care treatment for substance abuse
  • Addictions
  • Cannabis dependence
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • HIV