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Sean McCabe, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan
Research Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan
Dr. McCabe is a Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH) in the School of Nursing and a Research Professor at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). He previously served as the Acting Director of the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) and Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCabe has served as a faculty mentor on four NIH-funded substance use research training programs and he mentors undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He regularly lectures and serves on dissertation committees at the University of Michigan and other universities. He was the recipient of the University of Michigan Research Faculty Recognition Award. He has served in leadership roles and as a member of several national committees and organizations. Dr. McCabe reviews grant applications for several organizations including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and William T. Grant Foundation. He has been the recipient of three NIH research awards. He has been a principal investigator of twelve NIH-funded projects, participating investigator on a number of NIH-funded projects and authored or co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. McCabe's research interests include medical and non-medical use of prescription medications during the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the development of substance use disorders and other long-term clinical and functional outcomes. Dr. McCabe is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of epidemiology of substance use disorders, prescription medication use and misuse, sexuality, and survey methodology. He has clinical experience treating adolescents, young adults and adults with substance use disorders.