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Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3944
Phone: 860-679-2593
Fax: 860-679-1312

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Dr. Petry received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1994, and she joined the faculty of UConn Health Center in 1996. Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as well as private foundations. Dr. Petry serves as a consultant and advisor for the National Institute of Health, she is on the editorial boards of seven academic journals, and she is a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Workgroup on Substance Use Disorders for the DSM-V.

B.A.Randolph-Macon Woman’s CollegePsychology
Ph.D.Harvard UniversityPsychology

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipHarvard University William James Merit Fellowship
FellowshipNational Science FoundationPre-doctoral Fellowship
FellowshipU.S. Department of EducationJacob K. Javits Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Joseph Cochin Investigator AwardCollege on the Problems of Drug Dependence
Outstanding Academic Title for Petry, N.M. (2005). Pathological Gambling: Etiology, Comorbidity, and Treatments. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. Choice Magazine
Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contribution to PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association
First Recipient of the Scientific Achievement AwardNational Center for Responsible Gaming
Award for Dedication to Treatment of Problem GamblersConnecticut Council on Problem Gambling
Young Psychopharmacologist of the YearAmerican Psychological Association
Summer Institute in Japan for Graduate Students in Science and EngineeringNational Science Foundation
Phi Beta Kappa
Academic ScholarshipRandolph-Macon Woman's College
Rotary International Exchange Scholarship for Study in Japan
Dr. Petry has mentored postdoctoral trainees, M.P.H. and graduate students, and students in summer undergraduate and medical school research programs at UConn, who have collectively published over 40 papers in the past five years.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Psychiatric Association DSM-V Workgroup on Substance Use Disorders Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2008
American Psychiatric Association DSM-V Workgroup on Substance Use Disorders, Subcommittee on Non-substance Behavioral AddictionsAdvisory CommitteeChairExternalNational2008
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors Editorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalNational20042008
Member, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Treatment Research Subcommittee, 2001-2005, 2006-2009 Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20012009
Ad hoc grant reviewer, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on AgingEditorial BoardAd Hoc ReviewerExternalNational1999
Dr. Petry conducts research on behavioral treatments of addictive disorders, ranging from substance use disorders to pathological gambling. She also has research interests related to impulsivity. Much of her research on contingency management treatments for substance use disorders is conducted at community-based treatment centers throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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