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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Secondary Appointment Faculty

Dr. Mike Saladin   Michael E. Saladin, Ph.D.
   Addiction Sciences Division


   843-792-5306 phone
   843-792-0710 fax


Biographical Sketch
Michael E. Saladin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and is Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions. Dr. Saladin received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, MUSC.  He has been a faculty member at MUSC for the past 21 years and has served as Principal/Co-Investigator on numerous NIH-funded laboratory-based studies in the area of addiction.Dr. Saladin's research interests focus on two general areas of investigation. One area emphasizes the study of learning/memory mechanisms involved in addictive behavior and the interface between stress, PTSD and substance use disorders. The second area of focus is gender differences in nicotine addiction, with special emphasis on the potential modulatory role of sex hormones on smoking behavior/cessation in nicotine dependent women/men. While Dr. Saladin has experience conducting clinical trials, he primarily employs human laboratory research methods in his areas of interest. His current Research is supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
learning, memory, gender, stress, addiction




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