Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Secondary Appointment Faculty
Michael E. Saladin, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuroscience Division
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. His current research interests focus on the learning/memory mechanisms involved in addictive behavior and the interface between stress, PTSD and SUDs. An additional research interest is in the area of gender differences in nicotine addiction, with special emphasis on the potential modulatory role of reproductive hormones on smoking cessation outcomes in nicotine dependent women. His clinical work focuses on treatment of adults with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse and on the treatment of distressed couples.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Learning, Memory, Addiction, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, dyadic relations.