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Alexis Garcia PhD

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
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Dr. Alexis Garcia is a bilingual (fluent in Spanish) Clinical Psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments for children with disruptive behavior disorders. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida International University with a specialty in child and adolescent psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at MUSC within the Child Track. After internship, Dr. Garcia was selected to be a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) postdoctoral fellow where she studied adolescent alcohol use. She joined the MUSC faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2021.

As part of the MUSC Youth Collaborative, Dr. Garcia is involved in various research efforts to understand the role of self-regulation in problematic substance use during adolescence. Specifically, Dr. Garcia’s research endeavors focus on role of emotion dysfunction in adolescents with ADHD and how that relates to risk-taking behaviors like alcohol and other substance use. She is an active mentor of psychology interns and psychiatry fellows at MUSC.