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Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD

Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD

Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD


Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale University, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging


  • Yale University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Clinical Psychology Internship, 2003
  • University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, Department of Psychology, PhD, 2002
  • University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, Department of Psychology, BA, 1997

Expertise and Interests

  • Imaging the neurochemistry of PTSD
  • Neuroimmune markers of PTSD and trauma
  • Stress and glucocorticoid PET imaging of PTSD and trauma
  • Tobacco smoking comorbidity

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Research Society on Alcoholism

Selected Publications

Woodcock, E.A., Hillmer, A.T., Mason, G.F., & Cosgrove, K.P. (2019). Imaging biomarkers of the neuroimmune system among substance use disorders: a systematic review. Molecular Neuropsychiatry, 5, 125-146.

Zakiniaeiz, Y., Hillmer, A.T., Matuskey, D., Nabulsi, N., Ropchan, J., Mazure, C.M., Picciotto, M.R., Huang, Y., McKee, S.A., Morris, E.D., & Cosgrove, K.P. (2019). Sex differences in amphetamine-induced dopamine release in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of tobacco smokers. Neuropsychopharmacology, doi: 10.1038/s41386-019-0456-y. [Epub ahead of print].

Toczek, J., Hillmer, A.T., Han, J., Liu, C., Peters, D., Emami, H., Wu, J., Esterlis, I., Cosgrove, K.P., & Sadeghi, M.M. (2019). FDG PET imaging of vascular inflammation in post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot case-control study. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, doi: 10.1007/s12350-019-01724-w. [Epub ahead of print].

Bhatt, S., Nabulsi, N.B., Li, S., Cai, Z., Matuskey, D., Bini, J., Najafzadeh, S., Kapinos, M., Ropchan, J.R., Carson, R.E., Cosgrove, K.P., Huang, Y., Hillmer, A.T. (2019). First in-human PET study and kinetic evaluation of [18F]AS2471907 for imaging 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, doi: 10.1177/0271678X19838633. [Epub ahead of print].

Hillmer, A., Sandiego, C.M., Hannestad, J., Angarita, G.A., Kumar, A., McGovern, E.M., Huang, Y., O'Connor, K.C., Carson, R.E., O'Malley, S.S., and Cosgrove, K.P. (2017). In Vivo Imaging of Translocator Protein, a Marker of Activated Microglia, in Alcohol Dependence. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 1759-1766.

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