Rajita Sinha PhD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neurobiology; Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry; Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (Yale CTSA)

Specialties & Subspecialties

Child Study Center

Psychiatry: | | | | Yale Stress Center

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (1990)
  • Ph.D. Clin, Yale University (1992)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Stress interventions; treatment of substance use disorders; behavioral interventions for excessive smoking, alcohol consumption, illicit drug use and overeating of comfort foods.


Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
SmokingModeling Stress-precipitated Smoking Behavior for Medication Development: Guanfacine
Smoking CessationPhase-II Clinical Trial Evaluating Guanfacine for Smoking Cessation
Alcohol Dependent and Cocaine DependentGuanfacine to Reduce Stress-Induced Cocaine/Alcohol Craving and Relapse

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