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Sara Witcraft PhD

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Substance use disorders
  • Transdiagnostic mechanisms
  • Perinatal behavioral health
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Dr. Sara Witcraft is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health (WRBH) and Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Divisions at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Miami and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at MUSC. Dr. Witcraft’s research focuses on addressing transdiagnostic psychological mechanisms and utilizing innovative digital solutions to improve quality, access, and equity of evidence-based behavioral and pharmacological treatments for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. She is currently funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse Faculty Career Development Award (K12) to develop a technology-enhanced behavioral intervention to improve retention in and adherence to medication for opioid use disorder among pregnant and postpartum people. She also works with colleagues at MUSC to improve outcomes for traumatically injured patients at risk for opioid misuse and individuals with opioid use disorder and co-occurring insomnia.