Associate Department Chair
Tolan Park Medical Building, Suite 2A, Room 225
Mark Greenwald, Ph.D. (professor) directs the Substance Abuse Research Division, its Human Pharmacology Laboratory and the outpatient treatment research clinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University. He previously directed the Ph.D. training program in Translational Neuroscience at the WSU School of Medicine. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has continuously funded his research since 1996. He has been the principal investigator and a co-investigator on many federally funded grants, and regularly reviews manuscripts for many substance abuse related journals and federal grant applications.
Area of Expertise
Dr. Greenwald's scientific expertise is in the human neuropsychopharmacology of substance use disorders. His biobehavioral research is directed toward: (1) understanding individual difference, environmental, and pharmacological determinants of drug use, especially opioids, cocaine, marijuana and nicotine; (2) development of treatments for these disorders; and (3) using behavioral and brain imaging methods to investigate mechanisms of action. He also applies behavioral economic approaches to the study of substance abuse, overeating energy-dense foods, and to medication adherence.