Dr. Denise Hien


Denise Hien, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor (Full) in Clinical Psychology at the Gordon F. Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Graduate Center City University of New York and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Division on Substance Abuse. She and her group conduct programmatic research on women’s mental health and addictions, with continuous funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (19 grants total: 6 R01, 1 multi-site) for 20 years. This body of work has contributed to the evidence base on the treatment of women with trauma-related psychiatric disorders and their comorbidity with addictions, through conducting single- and multi-site clinical trials across the United States in community-based substance abuse treatment settings. She currently leads a NIDA R25 training grant for translational addiction research for racial/ethnic minority BS/MD, MA and PhD candidates in the biomedical and social sciences. She is board-certified (ABPP) in clinical psychology and has served as a standing member on NIH NIDA-E’s Treatment in NIH Insitutional Review Groups and a health disparities advisory group to the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on Asian/Pacific Islander issues. Considered a leader in the field of women’s trauma and addiction treatment, she teaches courses in both the assessment and evidence-based treatment, focusing on research and approaches for addressing addictions and trauma related disorders using cognitive behavioral techniques.


Email: dhien@ccny.cuny.edu

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