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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Megan Moran-Santa MariaMargaret M. Moran-Santa Maria, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Addiction Sciences Division

(843)792-8187 phone
(843) 792-8206 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Moran-Santa Maria is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry. Her primary research interests include (1) the neurobiologic mechanisms that underscore gender differences in substance use disorders and (2) the impact of early life trauma on the oxytocin system in mediating risk and resilience to psychiatric disorders.  Dr. Moran-Santa Maria received a B.S. in health sciences from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in biology from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. in neurosciences from MUSC. 


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Addiction, Stress, Ovarian Hormones, Neuroimaging, HPA Axis


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