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Michael A. Dawes, M.D

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Biographical Sketch

 Dr. Dawes is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and is Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). He has been PI and Co-Investigator on numerous clinical studies from the National Institutes of Health.  He was an leader in NRLC projects focusing on adolescent substance use initiation and mechanisms of change.

Research Interests

  • Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referrals for Treatment
  • Curriculum for training residents and faculty on the assessment and treatment of adolescent substance abuse

Education

Year Degree Major Institution
2000 Fellowship Addiction Psychiatry St. Francis Medical Center - Pittsburgh
1997 Post Doc Adolescent Substance Use University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1994 Residency Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Harvard Children's Hospital
1990 Residency Adult Psychiatry Medical College of Georgia
1986 M.D. Medicine University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
1982 B.A. Zoology/Chemistry University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Period of Service

2007 - 2015

After the NRLC

After the NRLC, Dr. Dawes went on to develop a successful addications training program within the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS).

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • Functional activation and effective connectivity differences in adolescent marijuana users performing a simulated gambling task

    Acheson, A., Ray, K., Hines, C., Li K., Dawes, M. A., Mathias, C. W., Dougherty, D. M., and Laird, A. (2015).

    Journal of Addiction, 2015 (783106), 1-11. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Ethical considerations in adolescent drug research, a response to “Conflicting ethics of confidentiality in adolescent drug research”

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., Dawes, M. A., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Furr, M. A., and Liguori, A. (2014).

    Psychopharmacology, 231(8), 1433-1435. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-013-3183-9 PubMed Icon

  • Impulsivity, attention, memory, and decision-making among adolescent marijuana users

    Dougherty, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Dawes, M. A., Furr, R. M., Charles, N. E., Liguori, A., Shannon, E. E., and Acheson, A. (2013).

    Psychopharmacology, 226, 307-319. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Acquisition of rater agreement for the Stressful Life Events Schedule

    James, L. M., Mathias, C. W., Bray, B. C., Cates, S. E., Farris, S. J., Dawes, M. A., Hill-Kapturczak, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2013)

    Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 1:125, 1-5.

  • 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

  • True Experimental Designs.

    Dawes, M. A. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1543-1546). Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA.

  • Triple Blind Study.

    Dawes, M. A. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1541-1543). Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Type III Error.

    Dawes, M. A. (2010). In N. J. Salkind (Ed.),

    Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 3:1579-1581). 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 & 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

  • 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

  • Adolescent suicidal behavior and substance use: Developmental mechanisms

    Dawes, M. A., Mathias, C. W., Richard, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2008).

    Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 2, 13-28 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

  • The effects of alcohol on laboratory-measured impulsivity after L-Tryptophan depletion or loading.

    Dougherty, D. M., Marsh, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Dawes, M. A., Bradley, D. M., Morgan, C. J., and Badawy, A. A.-B. (2007).

    Psychopharmacology, 193, 137-150. PubMed Icon

  • Behavioral impulsivity in adolescents with Conduct Disorder who use Marijuana.

    Dougherty, D. M., Mathias, C. W., Liguori, A., Marsh, D. M. Dawes, M. A. and Moeller, F. G. (2007).

    Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment, 6, 43-50.

  • Cannabis withdrawal among adolescent cannabis users in an outpatient research setting.

    Dawes, M. A., Liguori, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2006).

    American Journal of Addiction, 15, 485-486. PubMed Icon