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R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Bio

Our work in the Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience of Dual Diagnosis & Development focuses on exploring causal mechanisms in the brain responsible for extremely high rates of addictions co-morbidity in mental illness. Because both addictions and mental illnesses are in large part neurodevelopmental disorders in which adolescence is a critical transition phase, we are also interested in how the adolescent brain re-wires normally, or abnormally, in mental illnesses as intertwined with the early stages of drug addictions.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Raymond E. Houk Scholar in Psychiatry
  • Education
    1996 MD Duke University
    1996 MD Duke University
    1996 MD Duke University
    1991 BS Centre College Of Kentucky
    1991 BS Centre College
    1991 BS Centre College
  • Research

    Animal models of mental illness and addictions; behavioral neuroscience; motivation; neural network modeling

  • Clinical Interests

    Care of adolescents and adults with dual diagnoses (mental illness and substance disorders)

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