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Jennifer M. Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Jennifer M.  Gonzalez
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Services, UTHealth School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus

Jennifer M. Gonzalez, Ph.D., specializes in criminal epidemiology, violent behavior, and intimate partner violence, as well as addiction and substance abuse. She can also discuss substance abuse in minority groups.  

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Scott Lane, Ph.D.

Scott  Lane
  • Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Laboratory Director for the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA), UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of Research, UT Harris County Psychiatric Center

Scott Lane, Ph.D., specializes in substance use disorders, antisocial personality disorders, psychopharmacology, aggression, decision making, impulsivity and working memory.


Joy Schmitz, Ph.D.

Joy  Schmitz

Joy Schmitz, Ph.D., specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders using behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy. Her clinical research includes treatments for cocaine and major depression; smoking cessation; bipolar disorder and substance abuse; and alcohol abuse.

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