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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Robert J. Malcolm
Dr. Robert J. Malcolm

Dr. Malcolm

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine
Director, University Offices of Research Integrity: IRB/IACUC/IBC
Director, Bio-Behavioral Medicine Division, Department of Psychiatry


University of Maryland, College Park, MD B.S. 1965 Psychology 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCM.D.1970Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CAResidency1974Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCPostdoctoral   1978Family Practice   

Professional Experience

1974-1979Research Director, Weight Management Clinic, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1975-1979Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1979-1990Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1984-1987Medical Director, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1990-presentProfessor, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1991-2001Medical Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2001-presentAssociate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, MUSC, Charleston, SC 
2003-2006Chairman, Institutional Review Board for Commercial Grants, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2006-2007Chair (Interim), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC

 Director, University Offices of Research Integrity: IRB/IACUC/IBC, MUSC, Charleston, SC

2010-presentDirector, Bio-Behavioral Medicine Division, Department of Psychiatry, MUSC, Charleston, SC

Award and Honors

1967-1970 NIH Fellowship
1971-1973NIMH Fellowship
1985-1986Excellence in Teaching Award, Medical University of South Carolina
1987Golden Apple Teaching Award, Medical University of South Carolina
1988Elected Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
1994-1996Member, Special Review, NIDA Clinical Research
1996-2002Member, Treatment Research Subcommittee, NIDA-E
2001-2002Chairman, Treatment Research Subcommittee, NIDA-E
2003-2005Treasurer, NIDA Review Committees
2003-2009Member, NIDA Centers Review Committee
2006-2010Member, NIDA Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Medication Development

Chairman, Statewide Medicaid Academic Detailing Project

2010Distinguished Faculty Service Award Recipient, Medical University of South Carolina

Recent Publications 

Ball S, Drayton S, Robert S, Hahn N, Nappi J, Egede LE, Moran WP, Dickson M, Mauldin PD & Malcolm R. Physician acceptance of academic detailing for schizophrenia among South Carolina Medicaid providers. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association 108(4):100-102, 2012.

Balliet WE, Edwards-Hampton S, Borckardt JJ, Morgan K, Adams D, Owczarski S, Madan A, Galloway SK, Serber ER & Malcolm R. Depressive symptoms, pain, and quality of life among patients with nonalcohol-related chronic pancreatitis. Pain Research and Treatment 2012:978646, 2012. PMCID: 3514838

Galloway SK, Baker M, Giglio P, Chin S, Madan A, Malcolm R, Serber ER, Wedin S, Balliet W & Borckardt J. Depression and anxiety symptoms relate to distinct components of pain experience among patients with breast cancer. Pain Research and Treatment 2012:851276, 2012. PMCID: 3512324

Madan A, Barth KS, Balliet WE, Hernandez-Tejada MA, Borckardt JJ, Malcolm R, Willner I, Koch D & Reuben A. Chronic pain among liver transplant candidates. Progress in Transplantation 22(4):379-384, 2012.

Olive MF, Cleva RM, Kalivas PW & Malcolm RJ. Glutamatergic medications for the treatment of drug and behavioral addictions. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 100(4):801-810, 2012. PMCID: 3154511

Pacek LR, Malcolm RJ & Martins SS. Race/ethnicity differences between alcohol, marijuana, and co-occurring alcohol and marijuana use disorders and their association with public health and social problems using a national sample. American Journal on Addictions 21(5):435-444, 2012. PMCID: 3419382

Holes-Lewis KA, Malcolm R & O'Neil PM. Pharmacotherapy of obesity: clinical treatments and considerations. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 345(4):284-288, 2013.

Patrick KS, Straughn AB, Reeves OT, 3rd, Bernstein H, Bell GH, Anderson ER & Malcolm RJ. Differential influences of ethanol on early exposure to racemic methylphenidate compared with dexmethylphenidate in humans. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 41(1):197-205, 2013. PMCID: 3533423


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"I felt at all times that the staff I encountered were very interested in helping me. I never felt like a 'number.' "-CEL

" I did not feel judged or less of a person because of my alcohol issues. It has been a very positive experience...I also now realize this is a forever problem that I have to address on a daily basis."-Bobby

"This was an excellent experience. I learned a lot about alcohol dependence, coping strategies and other health related issues as they involve alcohol consumption. Most importantly my personal and family life have improved dramatically. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" -James