Mark D. Litt, PhD

Professor, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My primary interest is in the cognitive, behavioral and affective processes that lead to changes in behavior in many health-related domains. I have explored these processes in the areas of substance abuse, chronic pain, anxiety control, and exercise behavior. My most recent work is directed toward developing interventions to manipulate key cognitive constructs like self-efficacy and social/environmental support more effectively in order to improve health behavior and decrease substance abuse. I am currently working on projects in smoking, alcohol and drug dependence developing interventions to enhance self-efficacy, coping and, motivation.


Claremont Men’s College, Claremont, CA BA 1980 Psychology
Yale University, New Haven, CT MS 1982 Psychology
Yale University, New Haven, CT PH.D. 1986 Psychology – Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
Univ. of CT Health Center, Farmington, CT NIAAA Post-Doc 1986-1987 Alcohol Research

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3910
Farmington, CT 06030-3910