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Senior Research Scientist

Nehal P. Vadhan, PhD

Dr. Vadhan received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University in 2003. He did a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), receiving training in laboratory and clinical research in the Division on Substance Abuse, and stayed on as faculty for almost 10 years. He moved to Stony Brook School of Medicine in 2014, and then Northwell Health in 2017. He is director of the developing Human Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory (HNPPL) and investigator and project director in the Center for Addiction Services and Personalized Interventions (CASPIR). Dr. Vadhan joined the Wellbridge scientific team in 2019, where he is responsible for the development of psychological assessment, external collaboration and trainee programs. He is also on the council for the American PsychoPathological Association and a board member of Moderation Management.

Dr. Vadhan is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, book/reference volume chapters and conference presentations. His research has been funded by the National Institutes on Drug Addiction, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the CUMC Irving Institute, and recognized by the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Vadhan has also mentored many post-bac, graduate and postdoctoral students in research, taught at the university level and is a clinical practitioner/supervisor.