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Rachel Tomko Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Dr. Tomko received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (B.S.) from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina/Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. She is now a faculty member within the Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Her research focuses on improving measurement of substance use (i.e., tobacco, cannabis, alcohol) and related constructs in real-time and understanding individual differences/intra-individual variability in proximal causes and correlates of substance use, such as affect and disinhibition. The overarching goal of her research is to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with a substance use disorder by identifying which treatments are optimal for a specific individual. An updated list of Dr. Tomko’s publications is available via the link on this page.