18719-Hauser, Sheketha

Sheketha R. Hauser, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

320 W 15th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Alcohol use disorders are a serious public health problem that increases morbidity and mortality rates, and costs society billions of dollars a year in treatment. Treating alcohol use disorders has proven to be a challenging task because of the high rates of relapse and alcohol taking behaviors. Genetic vulnerabilities increase the risk of alcohol dependence as well as the co-abuse of alcohol with other drugs of abuse. My research focuses on the influence of genetic factors on development of alcohol addiction, as well as the co-abuse of alcohol with other drugs (i.e., nicotine, cocaine).

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Education
    2006 PhD Howard University
    2001 MS Howard University
    1994 BA University of North Carolina
  • Research

    My research uses the selectively genetic bred alcohol preferring animal models to examine the neural substrates and neuronal mechanisms underlying compulsive drug-taking and drug-seeking behaviors.  

  • Professional Organizations
    International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism
    Research Society on Alcoholism
    Society for Neuroscience

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