Cynthia A Conklin, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, Purdue University
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Honors & Awards

Wyeth Young Psychopharmacologist Award, American Psychological Association
Jarvik-Russell Early Career Award, Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Faculty Scholar Award, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Research Interests

tDCS brain stimulation & combined therapies; Methods to reduce cue-reactivity in smokers
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Conklin, Cynthia A., and Stephen T. Tiffany (2002). Applying extinction research and theory to cue-exposure addiction treatments.Addiction 97(2), 155-167.
  2. Conklin, C. A., Vella, E. J., Joyce, C. J., Salkeld, R. P., Perkins, K. A., & Parzynski, C. S. (2015). Examining the relationship between cue-induced craving and actual smoking. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, 23(2), 90.
  3. Conklin, C. A., Salkeld, R. P., Perkins, K. A., & Robin, N. (2013). Do people serve as cues to smoke?. nicotine & tobacco research, 15(12), 2081-2087.
  4. Conklin, Cynthia A.(2006)Environments as cues to smoke: implications for human extinction-based research and treatment. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology 14(1), 12-19.
  5. Conklin, Cynthia A., and Kenneth A. Perkins. (2005). Subjective and reinforcing effects of smoking during negative mood induction. Journal of abnormal psychology 114(1), 153-164.

Clinical Interests

Schizophrenia and addiction; Situationally provoked urinary incontinence; Smoking cessation
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Smith TT, Koopmeiners JS, Tessier KM, Davis EM, Conklin CA. Randomized trial of low-nicotine cigarettes and transdermal nicotine. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 57 (4), 515-524
  2. Conklin, C.A., & Perkins, K.A. (2004). Nicotine Dependence and Smoking. In N. Anderson (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Behavior. Sage Publishers, 733-737.
  3. Perkins, Kenneth A., Cynthia A. Conklin, & Michele D. Levine (2008).Cognitive-behavioral therapy for smoking cessation: a practical guidebook to the most effective treatments. Taylor & Francis.
  4. Conklin, C.A., & Tiffany, S.T. (2001). Cue exposure treatment: New ideas about an old therapy. In R. H. Coombs (Ed.) Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practitioner's Handbook. Sage Publishers.

Education Interests

Medical student education; Postdoctoral student education; Research mentorship