Nancy Petry, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention
University of Connecticut Health Center
Calhoun Cardiology Center (MC-3944)
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3944
Office: (860) 679-2593

Email: petry@psychiatry.uchc.edu


Research Overview

Nancy Petry joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996, and she is presently Professor of Medicine and Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention in the Calhoun Cardiology Center. Dr. Petry conducts research on the treatment of addictive disorders, ranging from substance use disorders to pathological gambling. Her two primary lines of research involve contingency management interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders and psychotherapies for the treatment of problem and pathological gambling. Her work is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994 (psychology)
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 1990 (psychology)

Featured Publications

Petry, N.M., Martin, B., Cooney, J., & Kranzler, H. (2000). Give them prizes and they will come: Contingency management for treatment of alcohol dependence.Journal of Consulting &Clinical Psychology, 68,250-257.

Petry, N.M. & Martin, B. (2002). Lower-cost contingency management for treating cocaine-abusing methadone patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 398-405.

Petry, N.M., Tedford, J. Austin, M., Nich, C., Carroll, K.M., & Rounsaville, B.J. (2004). Prize reinforcement contingency management for treatment of cocaine abusers: How low can we go, and with whom? Addiction, 99, 349-360.

Petry, N.M., Stintson, F.S. & Grant, B.F. (2005). Comorbidity of DSM-IV pathological gambling and psychiatric disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 66, 564-574.

Petry, N.M., Martin, B., & Simcic, F. (2005). Prize reinforcement contingency management for cocaine dependence:Integration with group therapy in a methadone clinic. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 354-359.

Petry, N.M., Alessi, S.M., Tedford, J., Austin, M., & Tardif, M. (2005). Vouchers versus prizes: Contingency management treatment of substance abusers in community settings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 1005-1014.

Petry, N.M., Pierce, J.M., Sitizer, M.L., et al. (2005). Prize-based incentives increase retention in outpatient psychosocial treatment programs: Results of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 1148-1156.

Petry, N.M., Alessi, S.M., Carroll, K.M., Hanson, T., MacKinnon, S., Rounsaville, B. & Sierra, S. (2006). Contingency management treatments: Reinforcing abstinence versus adherence with goal-related activities. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 592-601.

Petry, N.M., Ammerman, Y., Bohl, J., Doersch, A., Gay, H., Kadden, R., Molina, C. & Steinberg, K. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for pathological gamblers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 555-567.

Petry, N.M., Alessi, S.M. & Hanson, T. (2007). Contingency management improves quality of life in substance abusers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 307-315.

Petry, N.M., Alessi, S.M., Hanson, T., & Sierra, S. (2007). Randomized trial of contingent prizes vs vouchers in cocaine-using methadone patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 983-991.

Petry, N.M., Barry, D., Pietrzak, R.H., & Wagner, J. (2008). Overweight and obesity are associated with psychiatric disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 288-297.

Petry, N.M., Weinstock, J., Ledgerwood, D., & Morasco, B. (2008). A randomized trial of brief interventions for problem and pathological gamblers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 318-328.

Petry, N.M., Weinstock, J., Morasco, B., and Ledgerwood, D.M. (2009). Brief motivational interventions for college student problem gamblers. Addiction, 104, 1569-1578.

Petry, N.M., Weinstock, J., Alessi, S.M., Lewis, M.W., & Dieckhaus, K. (2010). Group-based randomized trial of contingencies for health and abstinence in HIV patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, in press. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process







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