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Amber Jarnecke PhD

Amber Marie Jarnecke PhD

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Substance use disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Interpersonal violence
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Dr. Amber Jarnecke is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her BA, MS, and PhD from Purdue University. She completed her clinical psychology internship and NIAAA-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Jarnecke's research focuses on individual and contextual factors that contribute to substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and interpersonal violence. She is currently funded by an NIAAA Career Development Award (K23) to examine how the neurobehavioral reactivity of individuals with co-occurring alcohol use disorder and PTSD differs from that of individuals with either disorder alone. She is also collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to study the neurobiology of and adjunctive technological and pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorder and PTSD.