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     Elizabeth Whitmore, PhD

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Elizabeth Whitmore, PhD

Associate Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions:

06/86 - 6/89 Research Assistant, Child Psychology Research, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

09/89 - 8/92 Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa.

09/92 - 9/93 Predoctoral Intern, Pre-doctoral Internship Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

11/93 - 3/94  Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

03/94 - 6/95 Instructor, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

07/95 – 6/03 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychological and Outpatient Treatment Services, Synergy, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Division of Substance Dependence, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

09/99 – present Director of Psychological and Outpatient Services, Synergy, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Division of Substance Dependence, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

07/03 – present  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

 

Licensure:

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Colorado License #2001. License issued by the Colorado Board of Psychologist Examiners, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Denver, CO.

 

Honors/Appointments:

Phi Beta Kappa, 1987.

Psi Chi, 1987;  President of Iowa Division, 1987-1988.

Professorial Assistant Award (given to the highest student in psychology), 1988.

Graduated from University of Iowa with High Distinction and Honors in Psychology, 1988.

Expert Reviewer, Blueprints Project manuscripts, Institute for Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO.

Subject Matter Consultant, Denver Juvenile Justice Integrated Treatment Network, Community Assessment Stakeholders, appointed 10/97.

Chair, Public Relations/Media Committee, and Steering Committee Member, Girls Equitable Treatment Coalition, Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety, appointed 1/99-1/01.

El Pomar Youth in Community Service Award (Program development small grant), 2000.

Member, Utilization Review Board, Kidsmart, Inc. 11/99-2/2001.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Node of NIDA multisite Clinical Treatments Trials Network, 9/00 – 9/03.

Consultant, State of Colorado Division of Behavioral Health, 2008-2009.

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Formal Courses:

Co-Facilitator, “The Big Six Substance Problems in Primary Care Medicine,” 8001 elective course for medical students, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1995-present.

Guest Lecturer, “Adolescent Substance Use,” elective course for medical students, University Colorado School of Medicine (Instructor: Thomas Crowley, M.D.), 7/20/1995.

Co-Course Director, “Adolescent Substance Use Disorders and Comorbidity,” subspecialty clinic and clinical course for PGYI child psychiatry residents, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1996-present.

Guest Lecturer, “The Many Roles of Psychologists in the Real World,” professional seminar for psychology interns, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2/8/1996.

Guest Lecturer, “Health Psychology,” elective course for undergraduate students, University of Colorado Department of Psychology, Boulder, CO (Instructor:  Brent Van Dorsten, Ph.D.), 1997-2001.

Guest Lecturer, “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,” PGYIII required course, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Instructor: Debbie Carter, M.D.), 1998-present.

Guest Lecturer, “Criteria for Substance Abuse and Treatment Issues,” counseling psychology graduate student course, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 6/21/2000.

Guest Lecturer, “ Substance Dependence for Psychiatric Residents”, PGYIII course for psychiatry residents, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Instructor:  Thomas Crowley, M.D.), 8/3/2000.

Guest Lecturer, “Current Treatments for Drug Addiction”, undergraduate neuroscience course, Regis University (Instructor: Eugene R. Delay, Ph.D.), 3/22/02; 2/11/05.

Guest Lecturer, “Drugs of Abuse”, graduate psychology class, Denver University (Instructor: Abbie Miller, Ph.D.), 3/4/04.

Guest Lecturer, “Diagnosis and Assessment of Adolescent Substance Abuse”, graduate psychology assessment class, Denver University (Instructor: Jonathan Shedlar, Ph.D.), 5/11/04; 10/12/04.

Guest Lecturer, “Effective Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders and Comorbid Conditions: Research to Practice”, Physician’s Assistant class, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 4/23/08. 

 

Supervision/Teaching of Students:

·         Clinical Supervisor for 12 Ph.D./Psy.D students

·         Clinical Supervisor for 2 post-doc students

·         Master’s thesis advisor for 2 students

·         Medical Student Advisor for 1 student

 

Clinical Activities:

Director of Adolescent Psychological Services, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry (Division of Substance Dependence), University of Colorado of School of Medicine, 1995-present.

Director of Adolescent Outpatient Services (Synergy), Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry (Division of Substance Dependence), University of Colorado of School of Medicine, 1999-present.

Forensic Evaluator, 18th Judicial District, Senate Bill-94 program, 1995-present.

Faculty Practice, University Physicians, Inc., 1994-present.

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Current:

NIMH, R01MH068813, “Differential Response to Evidence Based Treatment” (PI: Phillippe Cunningham, Ph.D.), Co-investigator (local site PI): Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D., 30% time. Current year direct costs = $381,805. Period: 5/31/05-3/31/10.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). “Synergy Assertive Continuing Care: Using ACC/ACRA as an Aftercare Model” (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D., 30% time), First year direct costs = $295,244. Period: 9/30/07-9/30/10.

Previous:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).  “Multisystemic Therapy as a Residential Aftercare Model” (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.), First year direct costs = $400,620. Period: 10/1/02-9/30/05.   

NIDA, DA09842-08, “Method to Extend Research in Time Award (MERIT): Substance Use and Conduct Disorder:  Motility, Neuropsych", (PI: Thomas Crowley, M.D.), Co-investigator, 10% time. Current year direct costs = $391,293.  Period:  9/1/1995 – 6/30/2005.  

NIDA, DA13176-03, “Substance Dependent Teens:  Impact of Treating Depression,” (PI: Paula Riggs, M.D.), Co-investigator, 10% time.  Current year direct costs = $443,496.  Period: 9/30/00-7/31/05.  

NIDA, DA 11015-05, “Antisocial Drug Dependence:  Genetics and Treatment,” (PI:  Thomas Crowley, M.D.),  Component VI “Pilot Projects”, (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.) 10% time.  Current year direct costs for entire grant = $1,170,542.  Period 8/1/1997-6/30/2003 (2002-2003 is a no-cost extension year).  

NIDA, DA06941-05, “Drug-Abusing, Conduct-Disordered Youth: Treatment” (PI: Thomas Crowley, M.D.), Psychologist, 100% time.  First year direct costs = $1,184,717.  Period: 09/30/1990-4/30/1996.   

University of Colorado Cancer Center Seed Grant, “Nicotine Patch Therapy with Adolescent Substance Users,” (PI:  Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.), Direct costs = $19,998. Period 6/2000 - 5/2001.  

NIDA, DA 11015-05, “Antisocial Drug Dependence:  Genetics and Treatment,” (PI:  Thomas Crowley, M.D.), Co-investigator, 10% time, Comp V  “Phenotyping and Treating Antisocial Drug Dependence/Nicotine Patch Therapy with Adolescent Substance Users”.  Final year direct costs for entire grant = $1,170,542. Final year direct cost for Comp V was $85,962.  Period:  8/1/1997-6/30/2002.    

Drug Control and System Improvement Project (DSCIP) grant, 97-DB-13-78-4, “Developing Competent Families,” (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.), 5% time. Final year direct costs = $220,537. Period: 7/1/1998-6/30/2002.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Whitmore, E. A., Kramer, J. R., Knutson, J. F. (1993). The association between punitive childhood experiences and hyperactivity. Child Abuse and Neglect, 17, 357-366.

Riggs, P. D., Thompson, L. L., Mikulich, S. K., Whitmore, E. A., Crowley, T. J. (1996). An open trial of pemoline in drug-dependent delinquents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 35(8), 1018-1024.

Whitmore, E. A., Mikulich, S. K., Thompson, L. L., Riggs, P. D., Aarons, G. A., Crowley, T. J. (1997). Influences on adolescent substance dependence: Conduct disorder, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and gender. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 47, 87-97.

Crowley, T. J., Macdonald, M. J., Whitmore, E. A, & Mikulich, S. K. (1998). Cannabis dependence, withdrawal, and reinforcement among adolescents with conduct symptoms and substance use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 50, 27-37.

Riggs, P. D., Mikulich, S. K., Whitmore, E. A., Crowley, T. J. (1999). Relationship of ADHD, depression, and non-tobacco substance use disorders to nicotine dependence in substance-dependent delinquents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 54, 195-205.

Whitmore, E. A., Mikulich, S. K., Ehlers, K. M., Crowley, T. J. (2000). One-year outcome of adolescent females referred for conduct disorder and substance abuse/dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 59, 131-141.

Mikulich, S. K., Hall, S. K., Whitmore, E. A., Crowley, T. J. (2001). Concordance between DSM-III-R and DSM-IV diagnosis of substance use disorders in adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 61, 237-248.

Crowley, T. J., Mikulich, S. K., Ehlers, K. M., Whitmore, E. A., Macdonald, M. J. (2001). Validity of structured clinical evaluations in adolescents with conduct and substance problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(3), 265-273.

Crowley, T. J., Mikulich, S. K., Ehlers, K., Hall, S., Whitmore, E. A. (2003). Discriminative validity and clinical utility of an abuse-neglect interview for adolescents with conduct and substance use problems. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1461-1469.

Thompson, L. L., Whitmore, E. A., Raymond, K. M., Crowley, T. J. (2006). Measuring impulsivity in adolescents with serious substance and conduct problems. Psychological Assessment, 13, 3-15.

Book Chapters and Reviews

Whitmore, E. A. (1995). Abortion. In M. O'Hara, R. Reiter, S. Johnson, A. Milburn, & J. Engeldinger (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Women's Reproductive Health, (pp. 207-223). New York: Springer Publishing.

Riggs, P. D. & Whitmore, E. A. (1999). Substance use disorders and disruptive behavior disorders. In R. L. Hendren, J. M. Oldham, M. B. Riba (Series Eds.), Review of Psychiatry, Volume 18, (pp. 155-198). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Press.

Riggs, P. D. & Whitmore, E. A. (2001). Conduct Disorder. In Psychiatric Secrets, second edition, (pp. 310-314). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.

Whitmore, E. A. & Riggs, P. D. (2005). Adolescent substance use disorders and comorbid conditions: Developmentally informed diagnostic and treatment considerations. In H. Liddle and C. Rowe (Eds.), Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse: State of the Science. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Other Publications/Educational/Review Articles (non-peer reviewed)

Whitmore, E. A. (1990). Review of Equal Partners: Successful Women in Marriage by D. Vannoy-Hiller and W. W. Philliber. Contemporary Psychology, 35, 1175.

Whitmore, E. A. (1991). Review of Communication, Marital Dispute and Divorce Mediation by W. Donohue. Contemporary Psychology, 37, 824-825.

Whitmore, E. A. (1995). Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse. Chinook Newsletter feature article, Colorado Juvenile Council.

Hopfer, C. J., Whitmore, E. A., Riggs, P. D., Swafford, W. B., & Crowley, T. J. (2000). Diagnosis and management of substance use disorders in young adulthood. Primary Care Case Reviews, 3, 172-181.

Whitmore, E. A. & Riggs, P. D. (2001). Addiction and how it works: The use of bupropion in patients with substance use disorders and related conditions. Professional Opinion Newsletter, Cambridge, UK: Bridgett Publications.