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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Robert D. Davies, MD Associate Professor

       Robert D. Davies, MD

 

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Email: Dr. Davies

 

Robert D. Davies, MD

Associate Professor


 
 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment

1990-1991  Medical Director, Weekend Impaired Driver Intervention Program, Project CORK, Dartmouth Medical School

1992-1993  Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

1992-1993  Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

1993-1994  Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

1994-1998  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MCP♦Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

1995-1998  Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, MCP♦Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

1998-2001   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1998-2005  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

1998-2004  Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

1999-present     Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

2005-present     Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCDHSC, Denver, CO

2006-present     Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Honors

1989 Lamport Foundation Research Prize, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1998 Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry, MCP♦Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

1993-1998 Course Master and Lecturer Advanced Topics in Psychotherapy (PGY III & IV Residents in Psychiatry) MCP¨Hahnemann School of Medicine Allegheny Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1998-2001  Course Master and Lecturer Psychopharmacology University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology Denver, Colorado

1998 -  present  Small Group Leader Human Behavior/CVPR block/Neuroscience block (1st/2nd year Medical Students) University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, Colorado

2000-2002 Course Master and Lecturer Practical Outpatient Management – Psychopharmacology & Psychotherapy (PGY III Residents In Psychiatry) University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry Denver, Colorado

2001- present Course Master and Facilitator Psychiatric Aspects of Literature University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Aurora, Colorado

2009- present Course Master and Lecturer Human Sexuality (PGY IV Residents in Psychiatry) University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, Colorado

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

1998-2004 Director Anxiety Disorders Clinic University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center Denver, CO

1998 – present  Clinician University Physicians, Inc. University of Colorado Hospital Denver/Aurora, CO                                                                 

1998 - present Clinical Supervisor Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic (PGY III & IV Residents in Psychiatry)

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Denver/Aurora, Colorado

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Ongoing Research Support

 

5/1/2006-4/30/2010 R01 DA018679 (Davies, PI) NIH/NIDA Martial Arts as Early Intervention for Teen Drug Abuse   

This is a Stage 1A/1B behavioral therapies development grant with the primary aims of developing a manualized early intervention for adolescent substance abuse (based on traditional martial arts) and then conducting a pilot study in order to estimate the effect size of the intervention and provide information for estimating power for a larger randomized controlled trial. Role: Principal Investigator.

 

8/15/2008 - 6/30/2013 R01 DA022284 (Riggs, PI) NIH/NIDA Bupropion for ADHD in Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of bupropion + cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in adolescents with ADHD and nicotine and cannabis use. Specific aims are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this low abuse potential medication on ADHD, nicotine dependence, and cannabis use disorders in adolescents receiving concurrent outpatient substance treatment (CBT). Role: Co-Investigator

 

Competed Research Support (past 3 years)

 

9/01/2005-8/31/2009 U10 DA013732 (Somoza PI) NIH/NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Ohio Valley Node                                               

Dr. Davies’ involvement with the Clinical Trials Network continues via a subaward arrangement with the

University of Cincinnati/ Ohio Valley Node. Dr. Davies serves as Co-Lead Investigator for the protocol: “A

Randomized Controlled Trial of Osmotic-Release Methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) for Attention Deficit

supported under this subaward. Role: Medical Co-Lead Investigator

 

9/30/2000-7/31/2007 R01 DA13176 (Riggs PI) NIH/NIDA Substance Dependent Teens: Impact of Treating Depression

Completed five-year placebo-controlled clinical trial assessing the impact of treatment of depression with fluoxetine + cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in adolescents with substance use disorders. This psychosocial treatment for substance use disorders was manualized and empirically supported.  Two administrative supplements were awarded by NIDA under the parent grant: 1) NIDA 3R01DA13176-02S1, investigated change in biomarkers (serotonin, cortisol, DHEA, testosterone) with treatment, and 2) NIDA 3R01DA13176-03S1, investigated the effect of a brief CBT interview on reducing HIV risk behaviors. Role: Co-Investigator

Publications

Davies, R. D., Dubovsky, S. L., Gabbert, S., Chapman, M. (2000). Treatment resistance in anxiety disorders. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 64(3A), A22-A36.

Davies, R. D., Winter, L. (2001). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In J. Jacobson, A. Jacobson (Eds.), Psychiatric Secrets, Second Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus Inc.

Davies, R. D. (2001). Social Phobias and Specific Phobias. In J. Jacobson, A. Jacobson (Eds.), Psychiatric Secrets, Second Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus Inc.

Davies, R. D. (2001). Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder. In J. Jacobson, A. Jacobson (Eds.), Psychiatric Secrets, Second Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus Inc.

Davies, R. D., Gabbert, S. L., Riggs, P. D. (2001). Anxiety disorders in neurologic illness. Current Treatment Options in Neurology, 3(4), 333-346.

Dubovsky, S., Davies, R., Dubovsky, A. (2002). Mood disorders. In R. E. Hales, S. C. Yudofsky, J. A. Talbott (Eds.), American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Riggs, P. D., Davies, R. D. (2002). A Clinical Approach to Integrating Treatment for Adolescent Depression and Substance Abuse. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41(10), 1253-1255.

Davies, R. D., Chapman, M. M., Hall, S. K., Mikulich, S. K., Riggs, P. D. (2002). Correlates of social phobia in depressed adolescents with conduct disorder and substance dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 66, S41.

Riggs, P. D., Lohman, M., Davies, R., Klein, C., Chapman, M., Laudenslager, M., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S. K., Libby, A., Orton, H., Stover, S., Thurstone, C. (2005). Randomized Controlled Trial of Fluoxetine vs. Placebo + CBT in Depressed Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders. Poster presentation: 67th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Orlando, Florida.

Davies, R., Riggs, P., Chapman, M., Orton, H., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S., Hall, S. (2005). Social Phobia in Depressed, Substance Dependent Adolescents. Poster presentation: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 52nd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Davies, R. D., Riggs, P. D. (2007). Integrated treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adolescents. In E. Gilvarry & P. McArdle (Eds.), Alcohol, Drugs, and Young People: Clinical Approaches. (pp. 225-234). London: MacKeith Press.

Riggs, P. D., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S. K., Davies, R. D., Lohman, M., Klein, C., Stover, S. K. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of fluoxetine and cognitive behavioral therapy in adolescents with major depression, behavior problems, and substance use disorders. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 161(11), 1-9.

Davies, R., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S., Riggs, P. D., Stover, S., Riley, L., Madani, F., Thurstone, C. (2007). Traditional Martial Arts in the Treatment of Substance Abusing Youth. Poster presentation: 69th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Quebec City, Canada.

Davies, R., Kayser, A., Klein, C., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S., Stover, S., Madani, F., Madani, C., Schneider, A., Riggs, P. (2007). Martial Arts as Early Intervention for Teen Drug Abuse: Behavioral Therapy Development. Poster presentation: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Davies, R., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S., Stover, S., Riggs, P. (2008). Use of Quantitative THC/creatinine Ratio to Refine Urinalysis Results in Teen Drug Abuse Studies. Poster presentation: 70th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Davies, R. (2009). Review of Adolescent Substance Abuse: Psychiatric Co-Morbidity and High Risk Behaviors by Yifrah Kaminer and Oscar G. Bukstein. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 117.

Davies, R. (2009). Tolerability, Safety, Abuse & Diversion in Multisite Trial of OROS-MPH vs Placebo in Adolescents with ADHD and SUD. Symposium: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 56th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.