Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
R. Gregg Dwyer, M.D., Ed.D.
Phone: (843) 792-1461
He is an Associate Professor in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where he is Director of the Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division, which includes the Forensic Psychiatry Program, Sexual Behaviors Clinic and Lab, Progressive Professionals Program, Public Safety & Emergency Services Program, Community Clinical Services Center, and Education & Training elements at the student, resident and fellowship levels. Dr. Dwyer is board certified in General, Child & Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and is a certified sex therapist. He has provided general and case specific consultation to various state government entities including attorney generals, state police, probation, public defenders, mental health, and juvenile justice departments and to private attorneys and mental health clinicians.
As Medical Officer for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (SCLEAP), Dr. Dwyer’s role is to provide general medical and mental health clinical consulting; mental health education and training; consulting on research and grants for general health and forensic behavioral health issues of law enforcement officers. As the SLED/SCLEAP Medical Officer he also provides immediate and follow-up support to law enforcement personnel involved in critical incidents including among others officer-involved shootings, injuries, and line of duty deaths and he is available for on-scene operational and post incident support to the SWAT team, hostage/crisis negotiators, crime scene investigators, arson investigators, investigators working child fatalities and internet crimes against children, and others. Dr. Dwyer participates in post-critical incident seminars for law enforcement personnel and post deployment seminars for National Guard and other military members. As the Medical Director of a South Carolina fire department, he provides consultation to the agency’s Chief on general medical, mental health, research, training, and stress management issues and operational duties on fire and rescue scenes as needed. In addition, Dr. Dwyer is also the Medical Director of an emergency response training center and a rescue squad. He has conducted fitness-for-duty evaluations for law enforcement and health care professionals including for state licensing boards.
Dr. Dwyer assisted in the formation of a federal agency’s peer support team, designed, developed and conducted their first peer team training course, participated in screening and selecting their peer members, and has provided instruction on stress management and mental health to their personnel throughout the U.S. He consults with criminal justice system professionals working internet crimes against children cases for mental health support and has provided instruction on preventing and managing stress related to the investigation of crimes against children. Dr. Dwyer has consulted on the development of a promotion process for a city police department and as a sworn federal criminal investigator was a charter member of a law enforcement peer support team for whom he also co-authored their original briefing and training video on peer support and critical incident stress management.
Dr. Dwyer has received federal, state and private research grant funding, presented nationally and internationally, and published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His clinical, consulting, research, presentation, and teaching focus areas are consulting to public safety agencies including law enforcement, human sexual behavior including paraphilias and problem and offending behaviors, and law enforcement stress prevention, impact, and management. He is a peer reviewer and on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Dwyer has received fellowship awards from multiple national associations and has served on the committees of both national and international professional associations.
Full CV available upon request
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Human sexual behavior including: evaluation, risk management and treatment of paraphilias, interpersonal problem behaviors, and criminal actions; interpersonal relationships; sexual functioning.
Law enforcement and other public service agency stress prevention and management.
Health care and public service personnel to include law enforcement fitness-for-duty evaluations.