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					                                      CURRICULUM VITAE

                                KELLY C. YOUNG-WOLFF, M.A.

OFFICE ADDRESS

Yale University School of Medicine
389 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
kelly.young-wolff@yale.edu

EDUCATION

2011 – 2012      Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship
                 Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT

2006 – 2012      Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, M.P.H. Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Dual-Degree Program
                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2001 – 2005      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Anthropology
                 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

NIH GRANT

2009 – 2012      Interaction of Genes, Stress, and Cognition in the Development of Alcoholism (Principal
                 Investigator) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, F31 AA018611 $107,744

HONORS AND AWARDS

External Awards
2012    Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award Finalist, Research Society on Alcoholism
2012    Anastasi General Psychology Recognition Award, American Psychological Association
2012    Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Finalist
2011    NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference Presenter and Travel Award
2011    NIAAA Travel Award, World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics
2011    NIAAA Travel Award, International Conference on Stress and Alcoholism
2009    Dissertation Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
2009    Scholarship, National Outdoor Leadership School
2009    Paper “Highlighted” in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
2008    Travel Fellowship, Behavior Genetics Association
2007    Student Merit Award, Research Society on Alcoholism

University of Southern California Awards
2012    PhD Achievement Award, Honorable Mention
2012    Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health
2012    Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award
2009    Gold Family Fellowship
2007    Graduate School Research Travel Grant
2006    Kellerman Fellowship
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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Young-Wolff, K. C., Chereji, E., Prescott, C. A. (2012). Heritability of alcohol dependence is similar in
women and men. Evidence Based Mental Health, in press.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (2012). The interactive effects of childhood
maltreatment and stressful life events on alcohol consumption in adulthood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol
& Drugs, in press.

Lee, L., Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (2012). The effects of age at drinking onset
and stressful life events on alcohol use in adulthood: A replication and extension using a population-based
twin sample. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 693-704.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Enoch, M. A., Prescott, C. A. (2011). The influence of gene-environment interactions
on alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders: A comprehensive review. Clinical Psychology Review,
23, 800-816.

Young-Wolff, K.C., Kendler, K. S., Ericson, M. L., Prescott, C. A. (2011). Accounting for the association
between childhood maltreatment and alcohol use disorders in males: A twin study. Psychological Medicine,
41, 59-70.

Ericson, M. L., Tuvblad, C., Raine, A., Young-Wolff, K. C., Baker, L. (2011). Heritability and
longitudinal stability of schizotypal traits during adolescence. Behavior Genetics, 41, 499-511.

Sintov, N. D., Kendler, K. S., Young-Wolff, K. C., Sullivan, P. F., Walsh, D., Patterson, D. G., & Prescott,
C. A. (2010). Subtypes of alcohol dependence based on comorbid psychopathology. Journal
of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 107, 230-236.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Sintov, N. D., & Prescott, C. A. (2009). Mood-related drinking
motives mediate the familial association between major depression and alcohol dependence. Alcoholism:
Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 1-11 (Highlighted Article).

JOURNAL ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

Young-Wolff, K. C., Desai, R., Hyland, A., McKee, S. Smoke-free policies in drinking venues predict
transitions in alcohol use disorders in a longitudinal U.S. sample.

Hellmuth, J. C., Jaquier, V., Young-Wolff, K. C., Sullivan, T. P. PTSD symptom clusters, alcohol misuse,
and women’s use of intimate partner violence.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. Shared genetic contributions to age at first drink and
tension-reduction drinking motives.

JOURNAL ARTICLES IN PREPARATION

Hsu, K. J., Young-Wolff, K. C., Halberstadt, L. J., Kendler, C. A., Prescott, C. A. Testing the relationship
of cognitive impairments and major depression: A discordant twin-pair study.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Connell, C., Hellmuth, J. C., Jaquier, V., Sullivan, T. P. The influence of multiple
victimization experiences on the use of resources to cope with intimate partner violence: A latent class
analysis.

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McKee, S. A., Young-Wolff, K. C., Harrison, E. L. R., Cummings, K. M., Borland, R., Kahler, C., Fong,
G. T., Hyland, A. Effect of varenicline and nicotine replacement therapies on alcohol consumption among
smokers in the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey.

AD HOC STUDENT REVIEWER

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Health Psychology
Psychological Medicine

MEDIA

Interviewed about the results of my Master’s Thesis by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for
their radio program: HHS HealthBeat http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2009/08/20090810a.html

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Young-Wolff, K. C., Desai, R., Hyland, A., McKee, S. (June 2012). Smoke-free bar policies predict
drinking behaviors and alcohol use disorders in a longitudinal U.S. sample. Enoch Gordis Graduate
Student Research Award oral presentation at the Research Society on Alcoholism conference, San
Francisco, CA.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Desai, R., Hyland, A., McKee, S. (February 2012). The Impact of Smoke-Free
Legislation on Transitions in Alcohol Use Disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on
Alcohol and Related Conditions. Poster presented at Guze Symposium on Alcoholism, St. Louis MO.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (October, 2011). The Interactive Effects of Distal and
Proximal Stressors on Alcohol Consumption among Adults. Poster presented at the NIH National Graduate
Student Research Conference, Bethesda MD.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (September, 2011). Understanding the Relation
between Age at First Drink and Drinking to Cope Motives: A Twin Study. Poster presented at the World
Conference of Psychiatric Genetics, Washington D.C.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Lee, L. O., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (June, 2011). Stressful life events and
alcohol use among adults: the role of mood-related drinking motives. Poster presented at the Conference on
Alcoholism and Stress – A Framework for Future Treatment Strategies, Volterra, Italy.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., Prescott, C. A. (May, 2011). The interactive effects of childhood
maltreatment and stressful life events on drinking in adulthood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of
the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Hsu, K. J., Young-Wolff, K. C., Halberstadt, L. J., Kendler, C. A., Prescott, C. A. (April, 2010). Testing
the relationship of cognitive impairments and major depression: A discordant twin-pair study. Poster
presented at the International Society of Affective Disorders, Toronto, Canada.

Prescott, C. A., Jajodia, A, Young-Wolff, K. C., Luczak, S. E., Kendler, K. S. (June, 2009). Gender
differences in mediation of genetic risk for alcohol dependence by drinking motives. Symposium presented
at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.


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Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., & Prescott, C. A. (June, 2009). Accounting for the association
between childhood maltreatment and alcohol dependence in males: A twin study. Poster presented at the
annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.

Sintov, N. D., Kendler, K. S., Young-Wolff, K. C., Dermot, W., Patterson, D. G., Prescott, C. A. (June,
2009). Subtypes of alcohol dependence based on comorbid psychopathology. Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.

Ericson, M., Young-Wolff, K. C., Tuvblad, C., Raine, A., Baker, L. (June, 2009). Heritability and
longitudinal stability of schizotypal traits during adolescence and early adulthood. Poster presented at the
annual meeting of the Behavioral Genetics Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Ericson, M. L., Kendler, K. S., & Prescott, C. A. (June, 2009). A population-based
twin study of childhood maltreatment and alcohol use disorders in men. Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the Behavioral Genetics Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., & Prescott, C. A. (May, 2009). Mood-related drinking motives
mediate the familial association between major depression and alcohol dependence. Presented at the
annual USC Leibovitz Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., & Prescott, C. A. (June, 2008). Drinking alcohol to improve mood
partially mediates the relation between major depression and alcohol dependence. Poster presented at the
annual meeting of the Behavioral Genetics Association, Louisville, KY.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kendler, K. S., & Prescott, C. A. (June, 2008). Does drinking alcohol to improve
mood mediate the relationship between major depression and alcohol dependence? Poster presented at the
annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Washington, D.C.

Young-Wolff, K. C., Kang, S. J., Kendler, K. S., and Prescott, C. A. (July, 2007). Influence of sample
ascertainment on estimating the risk for alcohol dependence in individuals with a family history of major
depression. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Chicago,
IL.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2011 - Present     Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory
                   Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
                   Conduct research involving the effects of smoke-free policies and tobacco taxation on
                   smokers’ alcohol consumption using data from the National Epidemiological Survey on
                   Alcohol and Related Conditions.
                   Research Advisor: Sherry McKee, Ph.D.

2011 - Present     The Consultation Center, Family Violence and Research Programs
                   Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
                   Conduct research on intimate partner violence and risky health behaviors.
                   Research Advisor: Tami Sullivan, Ph.D.

2006 - Present     Laboratory for the Study of Substance Abuse and Psychopathology
                   University of Southern California
                   Conduct behavior genetics research using a large sample (>7,000) twins. Projects
                   include: 1) examining the association between alcohol dependence, drinking motives

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                 and major depression, and 2) investigating the role of gene-environment interactions in
                 the development of alcoholism.
                 Research Advisor: Carol A. Prescott, Ph.D.

2008 - Present   Southern California Twin Project (SCTP)
                 University of Southern California
                 Conduct behavior genetics research using longitudinal data from the SCTP. Currently
                 investigating whether genetic factors underlie individual differences in the development
                 of adolescenct alcohol-related cognitions and drinking problems.
                 Research Advisor: Laura Baker, Ph.D.

2008 - 2011      Family Studies Project
                 University of Southern California
                 Administer assessments to parents and children. Interview parents about relationship
                 aggression. Conduct cognitive testing with children. Conduct interviews with family
                 members regarding current family problems.
                 Research Advisor: Gayla Margolin, Ph.D.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – present   Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Smoking Cessation Service
                 Predoctoral Fellow. Provide individual evidence-based counseling and
                 pharmacotherapy protocol for smoking cessation to inpatients following surgery.
                 Coordinate patient care with residents, physicians and nurse practitioners.
                 Supervisor: Benjamin Toll, Ph.D.

2011 – present   Apt Foundation Pain Treatment Services, Yale University
                 Predoctoral Fellow. Provide integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with
                 co-occurring opioid addiction and chronic pain (i.e., physical pain lasting at least 3
                 months) enrolled in research studies. Co-lead group treatment utilizing Mindfulness
                 Based Stress Reduction techniques and emotion-focused psychotherapy.
                 Supervisors: Declan Barry, Ph.D., Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.

2009 – 2010      Psychology Services Center, University of Southern California
                 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group Leader. Co-led skills group treatment
                 for individuals with borderline personality disorder.
                 Supervisor: Robert Gore, Ph.D.

2009 – 2010      Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
                 Assessment Intern. Provided psychodiagnostic testing and substance use assessment
                 with homeless individuals. Co-facilitated substance-related group therapy.
                 Supervisors: Carol Prescott, Ph.D., Kevin Kelley, MFT

2007 – 2011      Psychology Services Center, University of Southern California
                 Individual and Family/Couple Therapist. Provided psychotherapy to adults, older adult
                 caregivers, and couples/families. Utilized empirically supported treatments including
                 CBT, communication skills training, and mindfulness techniques, parent-child
                 attachment and attunement, behavioral reinforcement, and discipline training.
                 Supervisors: Robert Gore, Ph.D., Brian Baucom, Ph.D., Ashley Borders, Ph.D.,
                 Catherine Bailey, Ph.D., Gayla Margolin, Ph.D., Joanne Steuer, Ph.D.


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2008 – 2009      Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
                 Motivational Interviewer. Conducted motivational interviews with high-risk adolescents
                 to identify substance use behaviors and facilitate behavioral change.
                 Supervisor: Donna Spruijt-Metz, Ph.D.

2007 – 2008      Century Regional Detention Facility, Los Angeles, CA
                 Assessment Intern. Interviewed female inmates on the mental health section of the jail.
                 Conducted cognitive, personality, and neuropsychological tests. Worked with doctors,
                 psychiatrists and jail guards. Attended colloquia, provided case reports. Analyzed data.
                 Supervisor: Michael Maloney, Ph.D

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

                 Teaching Assistant, USC, Psychology Department
Fall 2007        Clinical Psychology, Supervisor: Ashley Borders, Ph.D.
Spring 2008      Research Methods in Psychology, Supervisor: Richard John, Ph.D.
Summer 2008      Research Methods in Psychology, Supervisor: Richard John, Ph.D.

Fall 2010        Invited Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton, Psychology Department
                 Abnormal Psychology “Borderline Personality Disorder”

Fall 2010        Guest Lecturer, USC, Psychology Department
                 Psychological Intervention, “Dialectical Behavior Therapy”

Summer 2010      Guest Lecturer, Summer Seminars, USC, Psychology Department
                 2-day lecture series: Day 1 – Sensation and Perception, Day 2 – States of Consciousness

Fall 2007        Guest Lecturer, USC, Psychology Department
                 Abnormal Psychology “Substance Use and Addictions”

2009, 2010       Student Panel USC Workshop: “Applying for Pre-Doctoral NIH Fellowships”
                 Center for Excellence in Research, USC, Los Angeles, CA

Spring 2003      Workshop Leader: “Berkeley’s Educational Alcohol Responsibility Seminars”
                 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Spring 2002      Other Teaching Experience
                 Tutor, San Quentin Prison, San Quentin, CA

COMMITTEE WORK

2011 – present   Fellow Advisory Committee Member, Department of Psychiatry
                 Yale University, New Haven CT

2006 – 2008      Student Representative, Department of Psychology, Clinical Science
                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

2007             Committee Member, Clinical Brown Bag Seminars, Department of Psychology
                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA



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SELECTED TRAININGS

April 2012        Exploring the Relevance of Gene-Environment Interactions, New Haven CT
August 2011       Two-day Training on Motivational Interviewing Techniques, New Haven CT
August 2010       Longitudinal Research Institute 3-day Advanced Data Analysis course, Davis CA
December 2009     Evolution of Psychotherapy 4-day Workshop, Anaheim CA
December 2009     Psychopharmacology Update for Psychologists, Los Angeles CA
September 2008    Introducing the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form), Los Angeles CA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE

Research Society on Alcoholism, Student Member (2007 – present)
Behavior Genetics Association, Student Member (2008-present)
Psi Chi, Member (2004 – present)
American Psychological Association (APA), Student Affiliate (2008-2009, 2010-present)
APA Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology, Student Member (2007-2008, 2009-present)
Association for Psychological Science, Student Member (2009-present)
Western Psychological Association (2011-present)
National Postdoctoral Association (2011-present)




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