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  • Scott Coffey, PhD

    Coffey, Scott

    Professor
    Vice Chair for Research
    Director of Division of Psychology
    Phone: (601) 815-5588

     

    Education

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

    Background

    • 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, Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, 1999-2004
    • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 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, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010-present
    • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2013-present

    Research interests

    Research interests include the treatment of posttraumatic 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, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 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 research.

    Recent grants

    • Trauma-informed care for addicted pregnant and postpartum women in the Mississippi Delta, 1H79TI025557, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • 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