Suzanne Colby, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Suzanne Colby, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University, with a joint appointment in Behavioral and Social Sciences within the School of Public Health. She serves as Postdoctoral Training Director at the Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, leading a training faculty of 55 members, serving as Chair of the Training and Admissions committees, and overseeing the training of 12 to 19 postdoctoral fellows annually. Dr. Colby has training leadership roles on two additional research grants, including a NIAAA-funded Alcohol-Research Center on HIV and a NIDA-funded U54, the Center for the Evaluation of Nicotine in Cigarettes. Beyond these activities, Dr. Colby regularly provides research mentorship on funded K awards and serves as a departmental faculty mentor in BSS for five early career colleagues. She has also been a mentor for the past six years in the Diversity Mentorship program for the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Brown, mentoring three early career faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry.