Albert J. Arias, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center


Dr. Arias is an alcohol researcher at the VA in West Haven. His current research focuses primarily on pharmacological treatment of alcohol dependence, (particularly the use of anticonvulsants) and pharmacogenetics. Other areas of clinical and research work and interest include addiction medicine, dual diagnosis treatment, deep brain stimulation, other biological treatments for psychiatric and addictive disorders.

Education & Training

MS University of Connecticut, Clinical and Translational Research (2010)
MD Michigan State University College of Human Medicin (2001)
Residency University of Connecticut Health Center

Honors & Recognition

  • 2009, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Minority Research Travel Award.ACNP (2009)

  • 2008, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators.APA (2008)

  • 2005, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Award (based on work in the addictions for resident, fellow, and early-career level investigators).AAAP (2005)

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Contact Info

Albert J. Arias, MD, MS
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
950 Campbell Road
West Haven, VA 06516