Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Research


Addictions faculty mentors are assigned to work with trainees on addictions research and/or Quality Improvement projects to assist with successful identification and completion of scholarly work.  Under the guidance of Thomas R. Kosten, M.D., addictions-based research activities include a host of psychiatric researchers, geneticists, immunologists and research associates. Opportunities to participate in pharmacotherapy clinical trials of novel treatments for substance use disorders, pharmacogenetics, and neuroimaging are widely available throughout the Department. In addition, The Menninger Clinic and Harris Health contain a wealth of data on patient treatment and outcomes which can be utilized towards development of an addictions-related research project.

Articles and book chapters published by fellows (partial list):

Truong T, David E. “Substance Use in HIV Populations.” AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Ridgeway-Diaz J, Truong T, Gabbard GO. Return of the Repressed: Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. Academic Psychiatry, 2020.

Medina M, Lee D, Garza DM, Goldwaser EL, Truong T, Apraku A, Cosgrove J, Cooper JJ. Neuroimaging Education in Psychiatry Residency Training: Needs Assessment. Academic Psychiatry, 2020.

Shahin H, Livingston R. A Case of Ischemic Stroke Incidental to the Postelectroconvulsive Therapy Period. Journal of ECT, 2020.

Ayanga D, Shorter D, Kosten TR. Update on Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 2016.

Ng S, Rizvi S, Kunik ME. Prevalence of Homeless Older Adults and Factors Causing Their Homelessness: A Review. The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2013.