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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Carrie Randall
Dr. Carrie Randall

Dr. Carrie Randall

Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Department of Pyschiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Director, Charleston Alcohol Research Center

 
  


Research Interests

Dr. Randall is internationally recognized for her research into the prenatal effects of alcohol and other drugs of abuse on fetal growth and development as well as alcohol treatment research, gender issues in alcoholism, and the comorbidity of alcoholism and social phobia.

Education

Kent State University, Kent, OH B.A. 1969  Psychology 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  M.S. & Ph.D.  1974Psychobiology  
University of Florida, Gainesville, FLPostdoctoral1976Neuroscience

Professional Experience

1976-1977 Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC,Charleston, SC
1977-1980Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1980-1985Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1980-1987Research Psychologist, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1982-1987Associate Research Career Scientist, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1985-presentProfessor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1987-1994Research Career Scientist, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1990-presentProfessor, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1994-1998Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry &Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1995-2000Scientific Director, Charleston Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2000-presentDirector, Alcohol Research Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2005-presentDistinguished University Professor, MUSC, Charleston, SC

Awards and Honors

1994 Recipient, Henry Rosett Award for contribution to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Research
1995Invited Speaker, NIAAA's 25th Anniversary Celebration Scientific Symposium
1996-2000 Invited member, NIAAA National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
1998Recipient, Distinguished Research Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism
1998Tharpe Foundation Award for Alcohol Research
2000Recipient, Mark Keller Honorary Award from NIAAA
2005Named Distinguished University Professor, MUSC

Recent Publications

Greenfield SF, Pettinati HM, O'Malley S, Randall PK & Randall CL. Gender differences in alcohol treatment: An analysis of outcome from the COMBINE study. Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research 34(10):1803-1812, 2010. PMCID: 3048309

Tonigan JS, Book SW, Pagano ME, Randall PK, Smith JP & Randall CL. 12-Step therapy and women with and without social phobia: A study of the effectiveness of 12-step therapy to facilitate AA engagement. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 28(2):151-162, 2010. PMCID: 3060781

Smith JP & Randall CL. Anxiety and alcohol use disorders: comorbidity and treatment considerations. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews 34(4):414-431, 2012.

Book SW, Thomas SE, Smith JP, Randall PK, Kushner MG, Bernstein GA, Specker SM, Miller PM & Randall CL. Treating individuals with social anxiety disorder and at-risk drinking: Phasing in a brief alcohol intervention following paroxetine. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 27(2):252-258, 2013.

  

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