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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Pat Latham
Dr. Pat Latham

Dr. Pat Latham

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Ohio State University, Columbus, OH B.S.N. 1965 Nursing 
Ohio State University, Columbus, OHM.S.1966Psychiatric Nursing Education
Ohio State University, Columbus, OHPh.D.1987Sociology
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCPostdoctoral1988Alcohol Research

Professional Experience

1966-1968 Psychiatric Nursing Instructor, Mt. Carmel School of Nursing, Columbus, OH
1968-1969Mental Health Coordinator, Fayetteville Technical Institute, Fayetteville, NC
1970-1973Psychiatric Clinical Specialist and Nurse Liaison, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
1975-1977Clinical Specialist, Northwest Mental Health Services, Columbus, OH
1981-1983Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1982Lecturer Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
1984Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Psychiatric Nursing, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
1989-1990Program Coordinator, Fenwick Hall Hospital, Johns Island, SC
1991Adjunct Faculty, Charleston Southern University (Behavioral Science); College of Charleston (Sociology); Trident Technical College (Nursing and Sociology), Charleston, SC
1991-1992Staff Nurse, Navy Hospital, Charleston, SC
1991-1993Therapist, Project MATCH, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1992-1996Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1992-2002Instructor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2002-presentResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC

Recent Publications

Dunlap LJ, Zarkin GA, Bray JW, Mills M, Kivlahan DR, McKay JR, Latham P & Tonigan JS. Revisiting the cost-effectiveness of the COMBINE study for alcohol dependent patients: The patient perspective. Medical Care 48(4):306-313, 2010. PMCID: 3140763

Anton RF, Myrick H, Wright TM, Latham PK, Baros AM, Waid LR & Randall PK. Gabapentin combined with naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence. American Journal of Psychiatry 168(7):709-717, 2011. NIHMSID: NIHMS329666, PMCID: 3204582

Schacht JP, Randall PK, Waid LR, Baros AM, Latham PK, Wright TM, Myrick H & Anton RF. Neurocognitive performance, alcohol withdrawal, and effects of a combination of flumazenil and gabapentin in alcohol dependence. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research 35(11):2030-2038, 2011. PMCID: 3166540


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