Mark Greenwald

Faculty Profile

Associate Department Chair

Position Title

Professor and Associate Chair for Research

Office Address

Tolan Park
Detroit, MI 48201
Suite 2A, Room 225

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Dr. Greenwald directs the Substance Abuse Research Division, its Human Pharmacology Laboratory and the outpatient treatment research clinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University. He previously directed the Ph.D. training program in Translational Neuroscience at the WSU School of Medicine. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has continuously funded his research since 1996. He has been the principal investigator and a co-investigator on many federally funded grants, and regularly reviews manuscripts for many substance abuse related journals and federal grant applications.

Education Training

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1983, B.A. (Psychology), Cum laude.1978 - 1983
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, 1983, B.M. (Music Composition)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1987, M.S. (Clinical & Health Psychology) 1983 - 1992
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1992, Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology)

Postgraduate Training
Research Fellow, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. 1994 - 1995
Research Fellow, Addiction Research Center, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD. 1992 - 1994

Clinical/Research Interests

Substance Abuse


PubMed Search (past 5 years).

Research Description

Our clinical research focuses on neural, pharmacological and environmental determinants of persistent drug use; leveraging biomarkers and clinical assessments to advance our understanding of substance use disorders; and developing novel medication, neuromodulation and behavioral treatments

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