CeDAR - Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation1693 N. Quentin St Aurora, CO 80045
CU Medicine Psychiatry - Outpatient Clinic
Anschutz Health Sciences Building1890 N Revere Ct Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 4020, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical work focuses on substance use disorders, as well as mindfulness-based interventions for substance use and a wide range of other conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety).
My work with patients revolves around a central tenet that people do not develop substance use disorders or other psychiatric conditions in a vacuum. It is important to acknowledge this, identify what parts of a patient's life are related to their condition(s), and how skills can be applied within these contexts.
Conditions & Treatments
Alcoholism, Drug Abuse
Education & Training
BA, University of Northern Iowa (IA) (2006)
MA, San Diego State University (2008)
PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia (2016)
Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program (2016)
American Psychological Association, Member
Behavior Genetics Association, Member
Research Society on Alcoholism, Member
Research & Grants
Investigating how bottom-up and top-down processes relate to alcohol use disorder (2014)
Common mechanisms of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in alcohol use disorder and depression: A genetically informed investigation (2018)
Research Interests for Patients
My research program consists of two broad aims addressing the causes and effects of substance use: 1) understanding the shared mechanisms of heavy substance use and co-occurring conditions; and 2) disentangling familial confounds from the causes and effects of substance use disorders.