MUSC NIDA K12  Scholars

Current Scholars

Jennifer Jones, M.D.
"Esketamine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Depression"
Sudie Back, Ph.D., MUSC; Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., MUSC; Robert Malcolm, M.D., MUSC
Jones PubMed Bibliography


Previous Scholars

Allison Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 Program: 2019-2022                                                               Project: "Insomnia and Relapse in Treatment-Seeking Adults with Substance Use Disorder"                                                                                                        Mentors/Consultants: Aimee McRae-Clark, Pharm.D., MUSC; Daniel Taylor, Ph.D., University of North Texas                                                                            Wilkerson PubMed Bibliography 

Brittany Bryant, D.S.W., LISW-CP
Years in NIDA K12 Program: 2020-2022
Project: "Adolescent Substance Use and Mental Health Disparities"
Mentors/Consultants: Lindsay Squeglia, Ph.D., MUSC; Kevin Gray, M.D., MUSC; Rachel Tomko, Ph.D., MUSC; Christian Thurstone, M.D., University of Colorado
Bryant PubMed Bibliography

Vivienne Zhu, M.D., MS
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2018-2021
Project: "Automatically Identifying and Predicting Opioid Use Disorder Using Health Information Technology"
Mentors/Consultants: Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., MUSC; Leslie Lenert, M.D., MS, MUSC
Zhu PubMed Bibliography

Tracy Smith, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 Program: 2018-2019
Project: "Impact of E-Cigarette Characteristics on Reinforcement and Tobacco Use Patterns Among Current Smokers"
Mentors/Consultants: Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D.
Smith PubMed Bibliography

Angela Dawn Moreland, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 Program: 2015-2018
Project: "Integrating Parent Training into Treatment for Drug-Using and Recovering Parents"
Mentors/Consultants: Aimee McRae-Clark, Pharm.D., Carla Kmett Danielson, Ph.D., Shannon Self-Brown, Ph.D.
Moreland PubMed Bibliography

Bryan Heckman, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2015-2017
Project: "Personalized Smoking Relapse Prevention via Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions"
Mentors/Consultants: Matthew J. Carpenter, Ph.D., K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D., David H. Gustafson, Ph.D., Andrew B. Lawson, Ph.D., Michael E. Saladin, Ph.D.
Heckman PubMed Bibliography

Gregory L. Sahlem, M.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2015-2017
Project: "A Double Blind, Sham Controlled Trial of Excitatory rTMS to the Left Dorsolateral Pre-Frontal Cortex to Reduce Cannabis-Cue Induced Craving and Impulsive Decision Making in
Cannabis Use Disordered Participants"
Mentors/Consultants: Aimee McRae-Clark, Pharm.D., Robert Malcolm, M.D., Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Nathaniel L. Baker, MS
Sahlem PubMed Bibliography

Lindsay M. Squeglia, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2014-2016
Project: "Neural Connectivity in Adolescent Marijuana Users: Basis for Treatment Strategies"
Mentors/Consultants: Colleen A Hanlon, Ph.D., Kevin M Gray, M.D.
Squeglia PubMed Bibliography

Zachary W. Adams, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2014-2015
Project: "mHealth Tools to Address Stress-Related Substance Use in Adolescents"
Mentors/Consultants: Carla Kmett Danielson, Ph.D., Frank A. Treiber, Ph.D.
Adams PubMed Bibliography

Erin A. McClure Ph.D.
Year in NIDA K12 program: 2014
Project: "Technological Innovations for the Remote Monitoring of Smoking in Adolescents"
Mentors/Consultants: Kevin M. Gray, M.D., Frank A. Treiber, Ph.D., Stephen T. Tiffany, Jesse Dallery, David H. Gustafson, Viswanathan Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
McClure PubMed Bibliography

Jenna McCauley, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2013-2015
Project: "Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse: Dental Provider Intervention Development"
Mentors/Consultants: Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Cathy L. Melvin, Ph.D., MPH, Roger B. Fillingim, Ph.D., Renata S. Leite, D.D.S., MS
McCauley PubMed Bibliography

Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.
Years in NIDA K12 program: 2013-2014
Project: "Treating Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and PTSD in High-Risk Transition Age Youth"
Mentors/Consultants: Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D., Maryann Davis, Ph.D.
Zajac PubMed Bibliography