Scott Swartzwelder

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Scott Swartzwelder is professor of Psychiatry, and Psychology and Neuroscience and is a faculty member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. His research is focused on understanding the neuropsychology, neuropharmacology, and neurophysiology of substance abuse. He is particularly interested in adolescence as a developmental period of significance, both neurologically and psycho-socially with respect to the initiation of, and sensitivity to, drug use.

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Child Development

Education:

  • Ph.D. American University - 1980

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Ruby, CL; Palmer, KN; Zhang, J; Risinger, MO; Butkowski, MA; Swartzwelder, HS (2017) Differential Sensitivity to Ethanol-Induced Circadian Rhythm Disruption in Adolescent and Adult Mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 187-196, [doi], [abs]
  • Risher, M-L; Sexton, HG; Risher, WC; Wilson, WA; Fleming, RL; Madison, RD; Moore, SD; Eroglu, C; Swartzwelder, HS (2016) Adolescent Intermittent Alcohol Exposure: Dysregulation of Thrombospondins and Synapse Formation are Associated with Decreased Neuronal Density in the Adult Hippocampus (vol 39, pg 2403, 2015) Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 1794-1794, [doi]
  • Risher, M-L; Miller, KM; Risher, WC; Acheson, SK; Fleming, RL; Madison, RD; Moore, SD; Eroglu, C; Swartzwelder, HS (Accepted, 2016) ENDURING EFFECTS OF REPEATED ADOLESCENT ETHANOL EXPOSURE ON GLIAL-NEURONAL INTERACTIONS AND THE REGULATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTIC ACTIVITY
  • Risher, M-L; Sexton, HG; Risher, WC; Wilson, WA; Fleming, RL; Madison, RD; Moore, SD; Eroglu, C; Swartzwelder, HS (Accepted, 2016) ADOLESCENT INTERMITTENT ETHANOL EXPOSURE ALTERS ASTROCYTE SIGNALING IN A RAT MODEL: DYSREGULATION OR ADAPTATION?
  • Swartzwelder, HS; Risher, ML; Miller, KM; Colbran, RJ; Winder, DG; Wills, TA (Accepted, 2016) Changes in the Adult GluN2B Associated Proteome following Adolescent Intermittent Ethanol Exposure.