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  • Scott Coffey, PhD

     coffey, scot

    Director of Division of Psychology
    Phone: (601) 815-5588



    • BS - Arizona State University, 1988
    • PhD - University of Mississippi, Clinical Psychology, 1996


    • Clinical Internship - Medical University of South Carolina - National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 1995-96
    • National Institute on Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Medical University of South Carolina. 1996-99
    • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, 1999-2004
    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2004-10
    • Director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2007-present
    • Professor of Psychiatry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010-present

    Research interests

    Research interests include the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and the concurrent treatment of these conditions. In addition, Dr. Coffey is interested in the role of emotion and impulsivity in substance dependence and uses laboratory models (e.g., cue reactivity) to elucidate the role of these constructs in the maintenance of substance use disorders.

    Dr. Coffey serves as the principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health and other funding sources. He also serves on several Editorial Boards and is a standing member of a National Institute of Health Study Section. Dr. Coffey has received numerous awards for teaching, and for his research.

    Recent publications

    • Mechanisms of change, motivation, and treatment outcome in AD-PTSD, AA016816, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    • Impulsivity and emotion dysregulation in BPD, MH069627, National Institute of Mental Health
    • Ecological approaches to understanding postdisaster distress, MH078152, National Institute of Mental Health