Kathlene Tracy, PhD
Dr. Kathlene Tracy is the Director of the Psychosocial Division within the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS) and Director of the Laboratory of Psychosocial Processes in Addiction.
Dr. Tracy’s multidisciplinary research investigates the psychosocial determinants in addiction by taking advantage of new knowledge in basic science, neuroscience, and technology to develop maximally efficacious psychosocial treatments. Given substance use often leads to debilitated functioning in multiple areas of life, research also includes changes in environment. The long-term goal is to develop innovative approaches that challenge belief systems about limits on patients' capabilities to improve treatments, reduce associated stigma, and consequently provide environments where persons are more likely to adhere to treatments that match their particular goals in life.