Corresponding Author. Drug demand, as assessed by hypothetical purchasing tasks, has been useful in addictions research and may help our understanding of the factors influencing MA use. Contact him at email@example.com. He is also interested in the causes and prevention/treatment of behavioral problems in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 3: e00398: De La Garza R, Verrico CD, Newton TF, et al. While remote laboratories then may provide confirmation and quantitative assessment of... Unlabelled: Subjective effects were assessed with visual analog s... Abnormal interhemispheric functional connectivity correlates with several neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and stroke. Areas covered: Since then, others have started similar studies. Correlations between Bacteroides and Prevotella and the CO levels in each sample type. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. All genera with >1% mean abundance included. Background and objectives: Lilian Dindo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, is focused on developing pragmatic and innovative ways to improve the mental health and functioning of patients suffering from comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions. All rights reserved. Contact her at: email@example.com. Tracey L. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, conducts psychotherapy research: development and implementation of new treatments; psychotherapy training; psychotherapy processes and outcomes. Richard De La Garza, II, Ph.D., Professor, Richard De La Garza, II, PhD., Professor, does medications testing research for cocaine use disorder with a focus on acetylcholine systems. It is well-documented in the literature that cocaine use is associated with neurocognitive impairment. This study is the second of its kind across the world- and first in the nation. Samuel L. Shuman. We characterized the impact of a wider range of perindopril doses on methamphetamine-induced effects in a larger group of non-treatment-seeking, methamphetamine-using volunteers.... Background and objectives: Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study Christopher J. Stewart1,2, Thomas A. Auchtung1, Nadim J. Ajami1, Kenia Velasquez3,4, Daniel P. Smith1, Richard De La Garza II3,4,5, Ramiro Salas3,4,5 and Joseph F. Petrosino1 1 Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research, Department of Molecular … He also does general pediatric psychopharmacology for affective and other disorders. Mahoney JJ 3rd, De La Garza R 2nd, Jackson BJ, Verrico CD, Ho A, Iqbal T, Newton TF "The relationship between sleep and drug use characteristics in participants with cocaine or methamphetamine use disorders." He also works on tobacco cessation, including evaluation of the effects produced by electronic cigarettes. Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030 Mail: One Baylor Plaza, MS160, Houston, Texas 77030 Wayne Goodman, M.D., Professor and Chair, specializes in research on the phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Seventeen non-... Neurocognitive impairment is a well-documented consequence of long-term, repeated cocaine exposure and has been identified as an important target of treatment. Mark Kunik, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, does health services research that focuses on improving the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in persons with dementia and other neurological/medical illnesses. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, M.D., Associate Professor, is the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director who is a co-investigator with Dr. Sanjay Mathews on trials involving ketamine and ECT. Richard De La Garza Construction Company was founded in 2002, and is located at 1469 52nd St in Sacramento. The gut microbiota is thought to influence the brain via vagus nerve signaling, among other possible me... [This corrects the article DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4693.]. Methods: (B) Alpha diversity. Natalie Hundt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, research regarding engaging PTSD patients in care, understanding attrition from psychotherapy, and using peer support to facilitate engagement in care. Objective: There is currently a gap in on-site drug of abuse monitoring. So far, about 25 percent of the patients have been enrolled. Boxplot analysis of the bacterial genera in oral samples per exposure group. The current study compared two discounting tasks: money now versus money later (MâM) and metha... Background E4.163, Houston, TX 77030, 713-791-1414 x6020 (work phone). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Karin Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is interested in examining variables influencing PTSD treatment outcome such as childhood trauma and treatment engagement. Contact her at email@example.com. Richard De La Garza, PhD Professor and Director of Research, ... At BCM, he conducted medications testing for cocaine, methamphetamine, and tobacco use disorders using techniques such as virtual reality, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and other neuroimaging modalities. Users often state that eâcigarettes reduce tobacco craving and withdrawal symptoms in addition to their smoking. She is also studying treatment outcome of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for PTSD-related sleep disturbance. Hugo Bellen (Molecular and Human Genetics) Michael Beauchamp (Neurosurgery) William Brownell (Otolaryngology) Richard De La Garza (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci.) Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. David Nielsen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, performs pharmacogenetic research aimed at understanding the inter-individual differences in pharmacogenetic components that modulate therapeutic response of treatment of psychostimulant addiction, vaccines for the treatment of addictions, vulnerability to develop cocaine and nicotine addiction, and recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Deborah Little Ph.D., Professor, does research focused on the neurobiology of CNS trauma including the development and validation of MRI based markers to characterize, diagnose, and predict recovery from trauma (PTSD, traumatic brain injury, toxic exposure) and identify those at greatest risk of sustained impairments and for progression to neurodegenerative disease. She is also interested in elucidating psychological mediators and moderators of treatment effect. Exercise may be a useful treatment for substance use disorders. Tinnitus is a prevalent medical disorder which frequently becomes chronic and severe. Contact her at email@example.com. Consonant with this, clinical trials assessing modafinil and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors alone show some efficacy as potential pharmacotherapies for cocaine dependence. (A) Weighted UniFrac PCoA. However, chronic cocaine users (CCUs) Most of her studies involve the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for older people with anxiety and/or depression. INTRODUCTION: Illicit substance-use is a substantial public health concern, contributing over $150 billion in costs annually to Americans. Psychiatry Res. Sanjay Mathew, M.D., Professor, does clinical and translational research that focuses on biomarkers and developing new drug therapies for refractory mood disorders and PTSD. His lab is also developing gene expression data-mining techniques to obtain anatomical hypotheses of disease from genetic screenings.