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Grace Kong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Grace Kong, PhD

Mailing Address

  • 34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Kong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Child and Adolescent Track) at St. John’s University in 2009, and completed her NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellowship focused on adolescent addictions in the Division of Substance Abuse at Yale School of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Kong’s current research interests include understanding substance use health disparities among youth, the use of social media for tobacco marketing, novel tobacco use behaviors among youth, and developing innovative adolescent tobacco/cessation interventions for youth.

Education & Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Yale. University School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    St. John's University (2009)
  • MS
    St. John's University, Clinical Psychology (2007)
  • BA
    University of Rochester, Psychology and Anthropology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Scholar Award2015
College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Early Investigator Travel Award2012
Scholar to The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Translational Health Disparities Course2010
NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel AwardCPDD2010
Health Disparities, Extramural Loan Repayment Program Award2010
The Gates Millennium ScholarshipBill & Melinda Gates Foundation2000, 2003

Professional Service

NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review GroupReviewer2017
Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)Reviewer2015 - 2019
Associate Editor: Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Tobacco Regulatory Science, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive BehaviorEditorial Board2015 - 2019
Grant Reviewer: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)Reviewer2015 - 2019
Chair, Subgroup 2 of Vulnerable Populations Working Group, Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS)Chair2015 - 2018
Advisory Board Member, Adolescent Network of Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)Board Member2014 - 2019

Departments & Organizations