My research background is focused on alcohol research and spans my training in both psychiatry and engineering. For over a decade, I have contributed to both scientific and technical development of the Computer Assisted Alcohol Infusion System (CAIS) which, through the use of physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling of the distribution and elimination of alcohol, allows for both alcohol self-administration and breath alcohol concentration clamping type techniques. I collaborate with and help support investigators using intravenous administration techniques in multiple laboratories at Indiana University School of Medicine, the affiliated IUPUI campus, and across the country. I am an investigator in the Indiana Alcohol Research Center and most recently have been developing progressive ratio and other operant-based intravenous alcohol administration techniques to gauge motivation for specific rewards.
My main clinical activity is focused on the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. I serve patients across the lifespan with clinics at the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital for Children and the STARS program, through my affiliation with Midtown Mental Health. I teach medical students and provide clinical supervision of residents and fellows as they rotate through Riley Hospital for Children.