Who We Are

We are a team of investigators and research staff who are committed to promoting the dissemination of contingency management techniques from research to practice to facilitate improved outcomes for substance use disorder patients. We are currently engaged in developing training materials for individuals interested in learning contingency management techniques.

Faculty

Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D.

Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D.

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Sheila M. Alessi, Ph.D.

Sheila M. Alessi, Ph.D.

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Carla Rash, Ph.D.

Carla Rash, Ph.D.

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Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.

Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Meredith Ginley, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis in 2016. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical School.

Dr. Ginley’s research interests relate broadly to understanding risk factors for addictive disorders or for engaging in high-risk behaviors. Her recent interests include understanding potentially modifiable risk factors that impact treatment response, particularly for contingency management interventions. She is also interested in tailoring treatments to target individual patient characteristics and to direct patients towards supplemental interventions to maximize within treatment gains and to extend those gains beyond the active treatment phase.

Staff

In addition, we have a number of staff members with extensive hands-on experience in contingency management techniques.

  • William Blakey
  • Matt Brennan
  • Sarah Coughlin
  • Marcia DeSousa
  • Anne Doersch
  • Ruth Fetter
  • Damaris Hernandez
  • Melanie Klinck
  • Trisha Lausier
  • Steve MacKinnon
  • Amy Novotny
  • Betsy Parker
  • Meghan Rossini
  • Sean Sierra
  • Julie Urso
  • Elena Washington

Primary Support Staff

  • Wendy Soneson
  • Diane Webster