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Grace Kong, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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Grace Kong, PhD



Dr. Kong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her research is focused on preventing youth tobacco use using a variety of methods, such as qualitative and quantitative strategies, including social media analytics to understand tobacco use and promotional trends to inform policies and to develop novel prevention/cessation interventions. She is also dedicated to preventing tobacco use among marginalized youth, such as youth from low-income and communities of color who may experience disproportionate levels of tobacco-related cancer and other illnesses due to tobacco use in the future. Dr. Kong has served as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies, and she is committed to training the next generation of independent researchers to use social media to prevent tobacco use and other addictive behaviors to promote positive health behaviors.

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