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Joseph P Schacht Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Addiction
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychopharmacology
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Dr. Joseph Schacht is an assistant professor and licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He received his AB in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and his PhD in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, Boulder, after completing his predoctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program at MUSC.

Dr. Schacht’s training and research experience encompass both basic and clinical neuroscience, and he has pushed to build a program of research that translates from basic neurobiological processes to behavioral and treatment outcomes. His work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and industry. His current work, funded by NIAAA, uses human neuroimaging and laboratory paradigms to evaluate novel medications to treat Alcohol Use Disorder. He is particularly known for his work in using pharmacology, behavioral genetics, and functional neuroimaging to understand alcohol and drug craving and cue reactivity.