Research Faculty

Below you will find a listing of our Research Faculty.  Please click on the the faculty member’s name for additional details about them and their research interests.

If you are interested in information on our Clinical Faculty, please visit our Clinical Faculty Directory.


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Maurice  Apprey,  PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Phenomenology, hermeneutics and descriptive psychoanalysis as applied to issues of ethnicity and clinical matter.

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Jeffrey  T.  Barth,  PhD, ABCN

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Closed head injury

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Mudhasir  Bashir,  MBBS

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:

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Scott  Bender,  PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Sports concussion, malingering, aging, cognitive effects of anesthesia.

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Marc  D.  Breton,  PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Modeling and simulation of blood glucose dynamics and the regulatory hormones network; modeling and simulation of the effect of exercise on glucose/insulin dynamics; modeling of the heart-glucose dynamics relationship,

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Donna  K.  Broshek,  PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Neurocognitive effects of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery; sports concussion and mild traumatic brain injury; gait disturbance in normal pressure hydrocephalus

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Randolph  Canterbury,  MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Substance abuse, epidemiology of substance abuse and AIDS, health services research.

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Anita  H.  Clayton,  MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Sexual dysfunction with psychiatric illness and treatment; Depression and anxiety disorders associated with reproductive-life events in women; Female sexual disorders.

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Bruce  J.  Cohen,  MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Coercion, informed consent

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Daniel  J.  Cox,  PhD, AHPP

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Diabetes: hypoglycemia, cognitive deficits, driving; Pediatrics: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), encopresis, enuresis,; driving impairment with acute and chronic medical conditions

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Zachariah  Dameron,  MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Mood disorders

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Felicia  Gaskin,  PhD

Professor of Research of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disease, cytoskeletal proteins, microtubule assembly

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Linda  Gonder-Frederick,  PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Behavioral and Psychological Issues Associated with Diabetes

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C.  Bruce  Greyson,  MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Near-death experiences, suicide prevention

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Erik  W.  Gunderson,  MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Opioid dependence treatment in primary care, substance abuse medical education.

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Karen  S.  Ingersoll,  PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Behavioral treatment development for addictive behaviors and problematic health behaviors.

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Boris  P.  Kovatchev,  PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Biomathematics and Statistics, Specifically Dynamic Modeling of Biologic and Behavioral Processes. Resent Work Includes: Endocrine and Diabetes Studies, ADHD, Heart Rate Variability, Translational Research, and Algorithm Development.

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Catherine  A.  Leslie,  MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Schizophrenia

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Wendy  J.  Lynch,  PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Behavioral Pharmacology, Sex Differences, Animal Models of Addiction

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Vishal  Madaan

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:

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Gabrielle  R.  Marzani-Nissen,  MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:

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Richard  Merkel,  MD/PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Cultural psychiatry, ADHD, psychosomatics

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Daniel  Murrie

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests:

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Jennifer  Penberthy,  PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of psychiatirc illnesses, including drug and alcohol dependence, mood disorders (chronic depression/bipolar), anxiety spectrum disorders and ADHD.

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Lee  Ritterband,  PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
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Jaclyn  A.  Shepard,  PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Psychobehavioral factors and use of technology in the management of pediatric chronic illness

Nassima  Ait-Daoud  Tiouririne,  MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Addiction Medicine, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology

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Jim  B.  Tucker,  MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests: Children with anomalous memories.

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Janet  Warren

Professor
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
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