Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Kaminer has been with the Department of Psychiatry and the Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, since 1993. He was appointed professor of psychiatry in 2003 and professor of pediatrics in 2009. His research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent high-risk behaviors, including substance abuse disorders, gambling behavior, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric comorbidity. In addition to being the author of more than 120 publications and 4 books, Dr. Kaminer is the author of the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI). Dr. Kaminer consults internationally on the design, management, and staff training of substance abuse services for adolescents.

Dr. Kaminer is on the editorial board and/or a reviewer for a number of other publications.

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse


MD: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1976
Residency and Fellowship in Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 1979–1984
Clinical Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 1985–1987
Visiting Clinical Fellowship: Substance Abuse Treatment Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, 1987
MBA: Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, 2000

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Founder, Adolescent and Young Adult Drug Abuse and Psychiatric Treatment Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988–1990
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies; Director, E.P. Bradley Hospital Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Center, Providence, RI, 1990–1992
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut, Farmington, 1994–2003
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut, Farmington, 2003–present
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, Farmington, 2009-present

Hospital Affiliations

University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
International Society of Addiction Medicine
Research Society on Alcoholism

Selected Publications

  1. Kaminer Y, Napolitano C. (In press). Aftercare phone intervention for adolescent substance abusers. Hazelden.
  2. Kaminer Y, Winters K (Eds.). (In press). Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment. American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., Washington, DC.
  3. Kaminer Y, Bukstein O (Eds.). (2008). Adolescent Substance Abuse: Dual diagnosis and high risk behaviors. Routledge/Taylor & Francis, NY.
  4. Kaminer Y, Burleson JA, Burke R. (2008). Can Assessment Reactivity predice treatment outcome among adolescents with alcohol and other substance use disorders. Substance Abuse, 29(2):63-70.
  5. Kaminer Y, Burleson JA, Burke R. (2008). Aftercare for adolescents with alcohol use disorders: A randomized controlled study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 47(12):1405-1412.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Last Updated: January 27, 2010

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