Harry S. 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)

  • Schepis, TS; Acheson, S; Zapp, D; Swartzwelder, HS (2019) Alcohol use and consequences in matriculating US college students by prescription stimulant/opioid nonmedical misuse status. Addict Behav, 98, 106026, [doi], [abs]
  • Crews, FT; Robinson, DL; Chandler, LJ; Ehlers, CL; Mulholland, PJ; Pandey, SC; Rodd, ZA; Spear, LP; Swartzwelder, HS; Vetreno, RP (2019) Mechanisms of Persistent Neurobiological Changes Following Adolescent Alcohol Exposure: NADIA Consortium Findings. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 43, 1806-1822, [doi], [abs]
  • Swartzwelder, HS; Healey, KL; Liu, W; Dubester, K; Miller, KM; Crews, FT (2019) Changes in Neuroimmune and Neuronal Death Markers after Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats are Reversed by Donepezil Scientific Reports, 9, 12 pages, [doi], [abs]
  • Healey, KL; Liu, W; Dubester, K; Miller, KM; Swartzwelder, HS; Crews, FT (Accepted, 2019) ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL EXPOSURE INDUCES NEUROIMMUNE AND NEURONAL DEATH MARKERS IN ADULTHOOD: REVERSAL BY DONEPEZIL
  • Landin, JD; Palac, M; Carter, JM; Dzumaga, Y; Santerre-Anderson, JL; Fernandez, GM; Savage, LM; Varlinskaya, EI; Spear, LP; Moore, SD; Swartzwelder, HS; Fleming, RL; Werner, DF (2019) General anesthetic exposure in adolescent rats causes persistent maladaptations in cognitive and affective behaviors and neuroplasticity. Neuropharmacology, 150, 153-163, [doi], [abs]