Faculty Profile: Paul Christopher, MD

Paul Christopher, MD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Biography

My research focuses on the ethical issues relevant to substance abuse and mental health treatment research, with a particular focus on criminal justice-involved populations. My work is currently supported through a K23 award from the National Institute for Drug Abuse.

Grants and Awards

Senior Scholar, UMass Medical School, 2005.

First Prize, Resident Research, 10th Annual Research Symposium, Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 2006.

Rappeport Fellow, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2008.

Robert G. Fenley Writing Award for Excellence, Group on Institutional Advancement, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2009.

Second Prize, Resident Research, 13th Annual Research Symposium, Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 2009.

Fellow, 4th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, 2011.

Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2011.

Funded Research

K23DA034030, NIDA 4/1/2013 - 3/31/2018
Title: Measuring Prisoners' Voluntary Consent to Clinical Research for Opioid Dependence
Role: PI

5H79SM058804, SAMSHA 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2013
Title: Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program - Priority to Veterans
Role: Co-Investigator (PIs: Pinls, Smelson)

Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, NIH 7/01/2010 - 6/30/2012
Title: Treatment motivations and perceptions of coercion in individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders in a jail diversion program.
Role: PI