Dr. Ty Schepis



UAC 238

Office Hours: Online M 12-1 pm; by appt



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B.S., Neuroscience, Texas Christian University, 1999
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2006
NIDA-funded T32 NRSA Fellowship, Substance Abuse, Yale University School of Medicine, 2006-2009

Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

Research Information

Dr. Schepis' research is on substance use, primarily on:
*adolescent and young adult prescription misuse
*prescription misuse and psychopathology
*adolescent and young adult nicotine use, including both traditional and e-cigarette use.


Recent Publications (see links below for full list):

Schepis, T. S., McCabe, S. E. (2016). Trends in older adult nonmedical
prescription drug use prevalence: Results from the 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Addictive Behaviors, 60, 219-222. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.04.020

Schepis, T. S., Tapscott, B. E., Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2016). Stress-related increases in risk taking and attentional failures predict earlier relapse to smoking in young adults: A pilot investigation. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(2), 110-119.

Schepis, T. S., West, B. T., Teter, C. J., McCabe, S. E. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of co-ingestion of prescription tranquilizers and other psychoactive substances by U.S. high school seniors: Results from a national survey. Addictive Behaviors, 52, 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.08.002

Schepis, T. S., Cavallo, D. A., Kong, G., Liss, T. B., Liss, A., Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2015). Predicting initiation of smoking cessation treatment and outcome among adolescents using stressful life events and coping style. Substance Abuse, 36(4), 478-485. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2014.983585

McCabe, S. E., West, B. T., Schepis, T., Teter, C. J. (2015). Simultaneous coingestion of prescription stimulants, alcohol and other drugs: a multi-cohort national study of US adolescents. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 30(1), 42-51. doi: 10.1002/hup.2449


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