Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D.

Formerly Yale University School of Medicine
New England (VISN 1) MIRECC

Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D. Alumni (2013 - 2015)


Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, having been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the New England (VISN 1) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) until the summer of 2015. He earned a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and joined the faculty at Yale in 2007 after having completed a NIDA post-doctoral fellowship, also in the Yale Psychiatry Department. Dr. Leeman’s research expertise is in addictive behaviors, principally alcohol and smoking, though an upcoming project with collaborators at the VA will involve cocaine and opioid-dependent patients. His primary research interests are in relationships between various difficulties with self-control (e.g., disinhibition/impulsivity) and these addictive behaviors, with a specific focus on the young adult population. Impaired control over alcohol use and cognitive bias retraining are two particular issues Dr. Leeman is addressing in his current research. He has utilized clinical trial, human laboratory and survey methods in his research.

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University of Florida School of Medicine
Department of Health Education and Behavior
Florida Gymnasium, Room 14
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519


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