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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Deborah Deas
Dr. Deborah Deas

Dr. Deas

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Dean of Admissions, College of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education





 
 
Education

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC B.S. 1978   Biology
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC M.P.H. 1979Public Health 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC M.D.1989Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Residency 1992Psychiatry

Professional Experience

1977-1978 Lab Specialist, Department of Laboratory Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1979Administrative Resident/Planner, Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation, Johns Island, SC
1979-1981Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1981-1985Research Specialist II, Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1989-1993Staff Physician, Fenwick Hall Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Johns Island, SC
1989-1993Consultant Physician, Therapeutic Division of the Municipal Probate Court, Charleston, SC
1990-1993On-Call Physician, Department of Behavioral Medicine, St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston, SC
1990-1994Physician Volunteer, Emergency Psychiatry Mobile Crisis, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1992-1993Physician Coordinator/Liaison, Fenwick Hall Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Johns Island, SC
1992-1994Fellowship, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1993-1994Fellowship, Substance Abuse Research (NIAAA), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1993-2000Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2000-2005Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2001-presentAssociate Dean for Admissions, College of Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2005-presentProfessor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2007-2011

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, College of Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC

2011-presentSenior Associate Dean for Medical Education, College of Medince, MUSC, Charleston, SC

 Awards and Honors

1990 Selected Participant of Research Seminar/Workshop on HIV and AIDS, sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health
1990American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Awardee, Puerto Rico
1991Charter Fellow Leadership Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1991National Institutes of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award
1991American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Awardee from American Psychiatric Association to attend ACNP Annual Meeting
1993Twin Leadership Award, YWCA, Charleston, SC
1993The Child Psychiatry Research Award: Outstanding Academic and Research Achievement, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1993Benjamin C. Riggs Award: Best Scientific Paper, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1996Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1996Psychiatry Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teacher in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
1996-1998President, South Carolina Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1999Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2004-presentAmerican College on Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
2004-presentCo-Chair, Jeanne Spurlock Substance Abuse Fellowship, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2005American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outstanding Mentor Award
2005-2006Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University
2006Black Women of Excellence, College of Medicine Student Government Association and Office of Student Diversity
2006America's Top Doctor Award
2007Best Doctors of America Award
2009American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award for Diversity and Culture


Recent Publications

Deas D & Clark A. Psychosocial Treatment for Adolescents with Alcohol Use Disorders. In Young People and Alcohol: Impact, Policy, Prevention, Treatment, Saunders JB, Rey JM (Eds) pp 259-270. Blackwell Publishing Limited, Chester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 2011.

Gray KM, Carpenter MJ, Baker NL, Hartwell KJ, Lewis AL, Hiott DW, Deas D & Upadhyaya HP. Bupropion SR and contingency management for adolescent smoking cessation. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 40(1):77-86, 2011. PMCID: 2997899

Deas D. Farmer's Daughter Excels in Psychiatry. In Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives, Norris DM, Jayaram G, Primm AB (Eds) pp 55-69. American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, VA, 2012.

Deas D, Pisano ED, Mainous AG, 3rd, Johnson NG, Singleton MH, Gordon L, Taylor W, Hazen-Martin D, Burnham WS & Reves JG. Improving diversity through strategic planning: a 10-year (2002-2012) experience at the Medical University of South Carolina. Academic Medicine 87(11):1548-1555, 2012.


  

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