Robert Malison MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU); Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program; Chief, Cocaine Research Clinic

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student ResearchNIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Human Genetics, Division of; Substance Abuse Research; Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit; Yale Cocaine Research Clinic; Adult Psychiatry; Yale Global Mental Health Program

Research Interests

Neurobiology and genetics of substance dependence disorders; Psychostimulant (cocaine and methamphetamine) dependence; Drug abuse; Sleep and cognition; Impulsivity and stimulants more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1987

Selected Publications

  • Malison RT, Best SE, van Dyck CH, McCance EF, Wallace EA, Laruelle M, Baldwin RM, Seibyl JP, Price LH, Kosten TR, Innis RB. Elevated striatal dopamine transporters in acute cocaine abstinence as measured by [123I]ß-CIT SPECT. Am J Psychiatry 155:832-834, 1998.
  • Malison RT, Price LH, Berman R, Pelton GH, Carpenter L, Sanacora G, Owens M, Nemeroff CB, Rajeevan N, Baldwin RM, Seibyl JP, Innis RB, Charney DS. Reduced brain serotonin transporter availability in major depression as measured by [123I]ß-carbomethoxy-3ß-(4-iodophenyl)tropane and single photon emission computed tomography. Biological Psychiatry 44:1090-1098, 1998).
  • Sughondhabirom A, Jain D, Gueorguieva R, Coric V, Berman R, Lynch WJ, Self D, Jatlow P, Malison RT. A paradigm to investigate the self-regulation of cocaine administration in humans. Psychopharmacology 180:436-446, 2005.



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