Nancy Petry, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention, Calhoun Cardiology Center

Research Overview

Nancy Petry joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996, and she is presently Professor of Medicine and Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention in the Calhoun Cardiology Center. Dr. Petry conducts research on the treatment of addictive disorders, ranging from substance use disorders to pathological gambling. Her two primary lines of research involve contingency management interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders and psychotherapies for the treatment of problem and pathological gambling. Her work is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994 (psychology)
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 1990 (psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Calhoun Cardiology Center
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3944
Farmington, CT 06030-3944