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Division of Substance Dependence

Our Division Members, Affiliate Members, and Instructors




The faculty of the Division of Substance Dependence assumes a major role in teaching about substance use disorders to medical students, psychiatry residents, the psychiatric community, and citizens of the community, state, and nation. Through its Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS), the Division supports the education each year of one Addiction Fellow, a psychiatrist receiving subspecialty training in substance dependence. 

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Name Rank Department - Research Interests
Paula Riggs, MD Professor (Division Director) Combined behavioral and pharmacotherapy treatment research/clinical trials in adolescents with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
Robert Booth, PhD Clinical Professor Social service interventions; HIV prevention; Drug abuse treatment with out-of-treatment drug injectors
Karen Corsi, ScD, MPH Associate Professor HIV prevention among drug users, behavioral interventions, methamphetamine and global health
Thomas J. Crowley, MD Professor Emeritus Neuroimaging and genetics of adolescent antisocial substance dependence
Christian Hopfer, MD Professor Genetic epidemiology of adolescent-onset substance dependence
Susan K. Mikulich-Gilbertson, PhD Professor Statistical analyses for multivariate, longitudinal, and nonlinear data
Joseph Sakai, MD Associate Professor Approaches to better understand the biological and environmental contributors to conduct disorder, substance dependence and callous-unemotionality among youths
Elizabeth Whitmore, PhD Associate Professor Predictors of treatment outcome and effectiveness of treatment for adolescents with substance dependence and co-occurring psychiatric disorders
Susan Young, PhD Assistant Professor Addiction psychiatry.
Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD Assistant Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Medical complications of drug use and the intersection between the criminal justice system and health
Marilyn A. Coors, PhD Associate Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Bioethics and genetic research on persons with addiction
Mark L. Laudenslager, PhD Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Developmental risk factors for stress related disorders
Jonathan I. Ritvo, MD Clinical Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Addiction psychiatry.
Jody Tanabe, MD Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Neuroimaging of nicotine and substance dependence in adults
Christian Thurstone, MD Assistant Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Adolescent substance abuse treatment research
Philippe Weintraub, MD Associate Professor (Division Affiliate Member) Adolescent depression and adolescent development.
Ken Gaipa, LCSW Senior Instructor Learning more about Essential Elements in a therapeutic community that contribute to program retention, positive outcomes, problems in maintaining therapeutic integrity as well as work force development and training future generations to work within the therapeutic community milieu
Debbie Rinehart, MA Instructor Addiction treatment.
William Swafford, MD Senior Instructor Addiction psychiatry.
Irene Arguelles, MD Instructor
Angela Bonaguidi, MD Senior Instructor
Kristen Dixion, MD Senior Instructor
Zoran Vukadinovic, MD Senior Instructor
Daniele Wolff, MD Health Care Program Director
Alia Al-Tayyib, MD Assistant Professor
Karsten Bartels, MD Assistant Professor
Ellen Burnham, MD Associate Professor
Julia Dmitrieva, MD Assistant Professor
Thomas Henthorn, MD Professor
Uwe Christian, MD Professor
Brendan Clark, MD Instructor
Brad Conner, MD Assistant Professor
Jost Klawitter, MD Assistant Professor
Laura Martin, MD Associate Professor
Torri Metz, MD Assistant Professor
Chad Morris, MD Associate Professor
Marc Moss, MD Professor
Amy Wachholtz, MD Assistant Professor