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Dawn M. Richard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Neurobehavioral Research ,

Department of Psychiatry,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Education

Year Degree Major Institution
2007 Fellowship Alcohol Use/Abuse Wake Forest University Medical School
2004 Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience UTHSC-Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Science
1997 B.S. Psychology/Chemistry University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Period of Service

August 1997 - August 2011

Research Projects

  • While Dr. Richard was integral in the design and implementation of all projects conducted by the NRLC during her 14 year of service, she dedicated most of her efforts on our human studies of alcohol.
  • Alcohol Binging: Disruptions in Impulse Control and 5-HT as Underlying Mechanisms (R01-AA018124)
  • Binge Drinking: Individual Differences in the Capacity to Alter Drinking Patterns (R01-AA014988)
  • Behavioral Models of Impulsivity: Alcohol and 5-HT Effects (R01-AA014988)
  • Aggression and Women: Alcohol and Serotonin Relationship (R01-AA012046)

After the NRLC

Dr. Richard went on to pursue a second career in a family business.

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • Intolerance to delayed reward in girls with multiple suicide attempts.

    Mathias, C. W., Dougherty, D. M., James, L. M., Richard, D. M., Dawes, M. A., Acheson, A., and Hill-Kapturczak, N. (2011).

    Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41, 277-286. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Failure to sustain prepulse inhibition in adolescent marijuana users.

    Mathias, C. W., Blumenthal, T. D., Dawes, M. A., Liguori, A., Richard, D. M., Bray, B., Tong, W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2011).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 116, 110-116. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Adults with a family history of alcohol related problems are more impulsive on measures of response initiation and response inhibition.

    Acheson, A., Richard, D. M., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2011).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 117, 198-203. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on three types of behavioral impulsivity.

    Dougherty, D. M., Richard, D. M., James, L. M., and Mathias, C. W. (2010).

    International Journal of Tryptophan Research, 3, 99-111. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Specificity of the acute Tryptophan and Tyrosine plus Phenylalanine depletion and loading tests Part I. Review of biochemical aspects and poor specificity of current amino acid formulations.

    Badawy, A. A.-B., Dougherty, D. M., and Richard, D. M. (2010).

    International Journal of Tryptophan Research, 3, 23-34. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Specificity of the acute Tryptophan and Tyrosine plus Phenylalanine depletion and loading tests Part II. Normalisation of the Tryptophan and Tyrosine plus Phenylalanine to competing amino acid ratios in a new control formulation.

    Badawy, A. A.-B., Dougherty, D. M., and Richard, D. M. (2010).

    International Journal of Tryptophan Research, 3, 35-47. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Standard Deviation.

    Richard, D. M. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1421-1424). Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA.

  • Standard Error of the Mean.

    Richard, D. M. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1430-1433). Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA.

  • Standardized Score.

    Richard, D. M. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1437-1441). Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Impulsivity and clinical symptoms among adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury with or without attempted suicide.

    Dougherty, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Marsh-Richard, D. M., Prevette, K. N., Dawes, M. A., Hatzis, E. S., Palmes, G., and Nouvion, S. O. (2009)

    Psychiatry Research, 169, 22-27 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Distinctions in behavioral impulsivity: Implications for substance abuse research.

    Dougherty, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Marsh-Richard, D. M., Furr, R. M., Nouvion, S. O., and Dawes, M. A. (2009)

    Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment, 8, 61-73. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Drinking histories in alcohol-use-disordered youth: preliminary findings on relationships to platelet serotonin transporter expression with genotypes of the serotonin transporter.

    Dawes, M. A., Roache, J. D., Javors, M. A., Bergeson, S. E., Richard, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Ait-Daoud, N., Dougherty, D. M., and Johnson, B. A. (2009)

    Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 899-907. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Activation of liver Tryptophan Pyrolase mediates the decrease in Tryptophan availability to the brain after acute alcohol consumption in normal subjects.

    Badawy A. A.-B, Dougherty D. M., Marsh-Richard, D. M., and Steptoe, A. (2009).

    Alcohol and Alcoholism, 44, 267-271. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • The Adaptive Visual Analog Scales (AVAS): A modifiable software program for the creation, administration, and scoring of visual analog scales.

    Marsh-Richard, D. M., Hatzis, E. S., Mathias, C. W., Venditti, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2009).

    Behavior Research Methods, 41, 99-106. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Differentiating impulsive and premeditated aggression: Self and informant perspectives among adolescents with personality pathology.

    Gauthier, K. J., Furr, R. M., Mathias, C. W., Marsh-Richard, D. M., and Dougherty, D. M. (2009).

    Journal of Personality Disorders, 23, 76-84 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • L-tryptophan: Basic metabolic functions, behavioral research, and therapeutic indications.

    Marsh-Richard, D. M., Dawes, M. A.., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Hill-Kapturczak, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2009).

    International Journal of Tryptophan Research, 2, 45-60. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Behavioral measures of impulsivity and the law.

    Mathias, C. W., Marsh-Richard, D. M., and Dougherty, D. M. (2008).

    Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 26, 691-707. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • A test of alcohol dose effects on multiple behavioral measures of impulsivity.

    Dougherty, D. M., Marsh-Richard, D. M., Hatzis, E. S., Nouvion, S. O., and Mathias, C. W. (2008).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 96, 111-120. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Prospective study of cannabis withdrawal in cannabis-using adolescents..

    Dawes, M. A., Richard, D. M., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2008).

    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1095-1096. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Comparison of 50g and 100g L-tryptophan depletion and loading formulations for altering 5-HT synthesis:  Pharmacokinetics, side effects, and mood states.

    Dougherty, D. M., Marsh-Richard, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Hood, A. J., Addicott, M. A., Moeller, F. G., Morgan, C. J., and Badawy, A. A.-B. (2008).

    Psychopharmacology, 198, 431-445. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • The biphasic effects of alcohol: Comparison of subjective and objective measures of stimulation, sedation, and physical activity.

    Addicott, M. A., Marsh-Richard, D. M., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2007).

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31, 1883-1890 PubMed Icon

  • Effects of sleep deprivation on impulsive behaviors in men and women.

    Acheson, A., Richards, J. B., and de Wit, H. (2007)

    Physiology and Behavior, 91, 579-587 PubMed Icon