Sara J Nixon

Sara J Nixon, Ph.D.

Professor & Co-Vice Chair

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 294-4920
Business Email: sjnixon@ufl.edu

About Sara J Nixon

Dr. Nixon is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Chief of Addiction Research, Director of the Biobehavioral Core of the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Director of the Neurocognitive Laboratory in the UF Department of Psychiatry. She is an experienced clinical researcher in the area of substance abuse and dependence.

Because of the complex nature of substance abuse, her work uses comprehensive behavioral assessments including neuropsychological testing, brain electrophysiology (electroencephalography and event-related potentials), and clinical research interviews. This work has provided many opportunities for Dr. Nixon to provide training to graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

In addition to neurobehavioral research, Dr. Nixon has sustained a strong interest in community outreach and education. During her tenure in Oklahoma, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Oscar A. Parsons Summer Institute which engaged experts from across the country in the provision of education and training programs for community service providers and she was a key component (with Dr. Deborah Jones-Saumty) in the American Indian Research Group of Oklahoma which fostered substance-related research initiatives among the non-reservation residing tribes in the state. Following the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), she diverted a portion of her efforts to another concern; the psychiatric impact of the tragedy on the community and emergency responders. Her continued commitment to community outreach is reflected in her on-going work focusing on the cognitive, psychological and social concomitants of substance use and her participation in a variety of workshops, seminars, committees and councils.

 

Dr. Nixon has authored over 110 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as edited two books. She has made over 200 scientific presentations and held grants and awards from a variety of private, state and national sources including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and more. She is completing her tenure as the Immediate Past President of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Within the American Psychological Association, Dr. Nixon is a Fellow in both Divisions 28 (Substance Use and Psychopharmacology) and 50 (Addiction) of the American Psychological Association. She served as the Member-at-large for Division 50 from 2006-2009.

Accomplishments

Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to APA Division 50
2019 · Society of Addiction Psychology
Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award
2018 · Research Society on Alcoholism
University of Florida Term Professorship
2017-2020 · University of Florida
Exemplary Teacher Award
2017 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
2015-2017 · University of Florida
Fellow
2007 · American Psychological Association
Fellow
2006 · American Psychological Association (Division 50)
Seixas Outstanding Service Award
2006 · Research Society on Alcoholism
Arnold and Bess Ungerman Endowed Chair
2001-2003 · Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Biological Psychology Graduate Student Classroom Teaching Award
2001-2002 · University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Gordon H. Deckert Award for Sustained Excellence in Departmental Educational Endeavors
2000 · Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research (Senior Faculty)
1999 · University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Provost's Research Award for Junior Faculty
1991 · University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Research Profile

Dr. Nixon uses neurobehavioral methods and models to examine the acute and chronic effects of alcohol and other drugs. Within her clinical research, her team also explores sex differences, the effects of age, and the import of ethnic/racial minority status.

Because of the complex nature of substance abuse, Dr. Nixon’s work uses comprehensive behavioral assessments including neuropsychological testing, brain electrophysiology (electroencephalography and event-related potentials), and clinical research interviews. In addition to neurobehavioral research, Dr. Nixon has sustained a strong interest in community outreach and education. Her continued commitment to community outreach is reflected in her on-going work focusing on the cognitive, psychological and social concomitants of substance use.

Another study in her laboratory includes analysis of a recently completed study funded by the NIAAA exploring the acute effects of alcohol in healthy older (55-70) and younger social drinkers. Although recruitment for this study has concluded, several key issues including the analysis of sex differences and driving performance under different conditions remain to be examined.

In addition to these efforts, her team is involved in the conduct of a pilot study designed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of an FDA approved medication on cognition and abstinence in small group of men and women seeking treatment for alcohol use disorders. In the near future, we anticipate initiating a Phase 2 trial that will examine the impact of a new compound on smoking cessation efforts in a sample of healthy current smokers.

Publications

2021
Baseline brain function in the preadolescents of the ABCD Study.
Nature neuroscience. 24(8):1176-1186 [DOI] 10.1038/s41593-021-00867-9. [PMID] 34099922.
2021
Racially invariant stimuli may bias outcomes in assessment of emotion processing.
Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. [DOI] 10.1037/adb0000775. [PMID] 34410755.
2021
Retrospective Hair Cortisol Concentrations from Pretreatment to Early Recovery in Alcohol Use Disorder.
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 56(2):181-184 [DOI] 10.1093/alcalc/agaa127. [PMID] 33279964.
2021
Substance use patterns in 9-10 year olds: Baseline findings from the adolescent brain cognitive development (ABCD) study.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 227 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108946. [PMID] 34392051.
2021
The impact of emotional face stimuli on working memory performance among men and women with alcohol use disorder.
Addictive behaviors. 114 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106731. [PMID] 33218841.
2020
Acute Alcohol Intake Produces Widespread Decreases in Cortical Resting Signal Variability in Healthy Social Drinkers.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 44(7):1410-1419 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14381. [PMID] 32472620.
2020
Age of First Use of Prescription Opioids and Prescription Opioid Non-Medical Use among Older Adolescents.
Substance use & misuse. 55(14):2420-2427 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2020.1823420. [PMID] 33059498.
2020
Brain Structure and Function in Recovery.
Alcohol research : current reviews. 40(3) [DOI] 10.35946/arcr.v40.3.04. [PMID] 33282611.
2020
Effects of Age and Acute Moderate Alcohol Consumption on Electrophysiological Indices of Attention.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 81(3):372-383 [PMID] 32527389.
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2020
Impact of polysubstance use on social and non-affective cognitive performance among treatment-seeking individuals with alcohol use disorders.
Addictive behaviors. 106 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106359. [PMID] 32109774.
2020
Introducing NIDA’s New National Drug Early Warning System.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 217 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108286. [PMID] 32979739.
2020
Randomized trial to assess safety/feasibility of memantine administration during residential treatment for alcohol use disorder: a pilot study.
Journal of addictive diseases. 38(2):91-99 [DOI] 10.1080/10550887.2020.1721404. [PMID] 32050864.
2020
Sex differences in peer and parental risk factors for non-medical use of prescription opioids in youth.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 46(2):203-215 [DOI] 10.1080/00952990.2019.1671436. [PMID] 31603348.
2019
Characterizing chronic pain and alcohol use trajectory among treatment-seeking alcoholics.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 75:47-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.05.009. [PMID] 30359794.
2019
Clarifying the neurobehavioral sequelae of moderate drinking lifestyles and acute alcohol effects with aging.
International review of neurobiology. 148:39-78 [DOI] 10.1016/bs.irn.2019.10.016. [PMID] 31733667.
2019
Differences in pituitary-adrenal reactivity in Black and White men with and without alcohol use disorder.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 100:180-189 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.10.004. [PMID] 30347319.
2019
Emotional Face Processing among Treatment-Seeking Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorders: Investigating Sex Differences and Relationships with Interpersonal Functioning.
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 54(4):361-369 [DOI] 10.1093/alcalc/agz010. [PMID] 30796771.
2019
Exploring the Role of Executive Functioning Capacity in Patient Activation and Health Outcomes Among Medicaid Members With Multiple Comorbidities.
Medical care research and review : MCRR. 76(4):444-461 [DOI] 10.1177/1077558717709419. [PMID] 29148345.
2019
Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.
NeuroImage. 202 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116091. [PMID] 31415884.
2019
Neurophysiological and Interpersonal Correlates of Emotional Face Processing in Alcohol Use Disorder.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 43(9):1928-1936 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.14152. [PMID] 31403716.
2019
Sex differences in patterns of prescription opioid non-medical use among 10-18 year olds in the US.
Addictive behaviors. 89:163-171 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.009. [PMID] 30316142.
2019
The structure of cognition in 9 and 10 year-old children and associations with problem behaviors: Findings from the ABCD study’s baseline neurocognitive battery.
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 36 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.12.004. [PMID] 30595399.
2019
Working Memory Performance Following Acute Alcohol: Replication and Extension of Dose by Age Interactions.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 80(1):86-95 [PMID] 30807279.
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2018
Adolescent brain cognitive development (ABCD) study: Overview of substance use assessment methods.
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 32:80-96 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.02.007. [PMID] 29559216.
2018
Adolescent neurocognitive development and impacts of substance use: Overview of the adolescent brain cognitive development (ABCD) baseline neurocognition battery.
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 32:67-79 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.02.006. [PMID] 29525452.
2018
Characterizing Anxiety Among Individuals Receiving Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders.
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 24(4):343-351 [DOI] 10.1177/1078390317739106. [PMID] 29126358.
2018
Development of a novel observer reported outcome tool as the primary efficacy outcome measure for a rare disease randomized controlled trial.
Mitochondrion. 42:59-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mito.2017.11.003. [PMID] 29129554.
2018
Drinking patterns and adherence to “low-risk” guidelines among community-residing older adults.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 187:285-291 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.02.031. [PMID] 29698895.
2018
Effects of acute alcohol and driving complexity in older and younger adults.
Psychopharmacology. 235(3):887-896 [DOI] 10.1007/s00213-017-4806-3. [PMID] 29214468.
2018
Race and socioeconomic status in substance use progression and treatment entry.
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse. 17(2):150-166 [DOI] 10.1080/15332640.2017.1336959. [PMID] 28846065.
2017
Opioid Misuse Trends in Treatment Seeking Populations: Revised Prescription Opioid Policy and Temporally Corresponding Changes.
Substance use & misuse. 52(14):1850-1858 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2017.1316291. [PMID] 29064735.
2016
Brain mechanisms of Change in Addictions Treatment: Models, Methods, and Emerging Findings.
Current addiction reports. 3(3):332-342 [PMID] 27990326.
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2016
Effects of Age and Acute Moderate Alcohol Administration on Electrophysiological Correlates of Working Memory Maintenance.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 40(9):1874-83 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13154. [PMID] 27419803.
2016
Effects of Age and Acute Moderate Alcohol Administration on Neurophysiology During Simulated Driving.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 40(12):2519-2527 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13243. [PMID] 27739091.
2015
Alcohol Doesn’t Always Compromise Cognitive Function: Exploring Moderate Doses in Young Adults.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 76(6):952-6 [PMID] 26562604.
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2015
The effects of acute alcohol on psychomotor, set-shifting, and working memory performance in older men and women.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 49(3):185-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2015.02.001. [PMID] 25920000.
2015
The wellness incentives and navigation project: design and methods.
BMC health services research. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12913-015-1245-x. [PMID] 26714845.
2014
Acute effects of moderate alcohol on psychomotor, set shifting, and working memory function in older and younger social drinkers.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 75(5):870-9 [PMID] 25208205.
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2014
Age-related effects of alcohol from adolescent, adult, and aged populations using human and animal models.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 38(10):2509-16 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.12531. [PMID] 25156779.
2014
Characterizing gender differences in treatment seekers.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 38(1):275-84 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.12228. [PMID] 23930695.
2014
Disruption of sensory gating by moderate alcohol doses.
Psychopharmacology. 231(22):4393-402 [DOI] 10.1007/s00213-014-3591-5. [PMID] 24800896.
2014
Interactions between age and moderate alcohol effects on simulated driving performance.
Psychopharmacology. 231(3):557-66 [DOI] 10.1007/s00213-013-3269-4. [PMID] 24030469.
2014
Nicotine Use in Alcoholics: Normalizing Stress and Performance?
Alcohol. 48(2)
2014
Sex differences in alcohol-related neurobehavioral consequences.
Handbook of clinical neurology. 125:253-72 [DOI] 10.1016/B978-0-444-62619-6.00016-1. [PMID] 25307580.
2014
Sex differences in drug use among polysubstance users.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 145:127-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.10.003. [PMID] 25454410.
2014
The Effects of Cognition On Patient Activation and Subsequent Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Patients With Co-Occurring Physical and Mental Health Disorders
Quality of Life Research. 23(1):56-57
2013
“It’s a hidden issue”: exploring the experiences of women with HIV-associated neurocognitive challenges using a disability framework.
Disability and rehabilitation. 35(1):36-46 [DOI] 10.3109/09638288.2012.687029. [PMID] 22621682.
2013
Acutemoderate Alcohol Effects On Working Memory Function in Older and Younger Social Drinkers
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 37
2013
Cognitive flexibility during breath alcohol plateau is associated with previous drinking measures.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 47(4):333-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2013.01.007. [PMID] 23597416.
2013
Executive functioning among young people in relation to alcohol use.
Current opinion in psychiatry. 26(4):305-9 [DOI] 10.1097/YCO.0b013e328361ea3c. [PMID] 23695532.
2013
Interactive effects of chronic cigarette smoking and age on hippocampal volumes.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 133(2):704-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.08.020. [PMID] 24051060.
2013
Lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders among impaired physicians in a physicians health program: comparison to a general treatment population: psychopathology of impaired physicians.
Journal of addiction medicine. 7(2):108-12 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31827fadc9. [PMID] 23412081.
2013
Neurophysiological correlates of moderate alcohol consumption in older and younger social drinkers.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 37(6):941-51 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.12055. [PMID] 23278355.
2012
A comprehensive assessment of neurocognition in middle-aged chronic cigarette smokers.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 122(1-2):105-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.09.019. [PMID] 21992872.
2012
Age Independent Effects of Acute Moderate Alcohol Consumption On Early Indices of Attentional Processing
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2012
Cognitive Capacity and Its Impact On Behaviour Change in Alcoholics
International Journal of Psychology. 47
2012
Contrasting Substance Use and Demographic Characteristics in Two Groups of Treatment Seeking Alcoholic Women
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2012
Differential Activation of Irrelevant Information in Substance Abusers and Community Controls
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2012
Differential effects of moderate alcohol consumption on performance among older and younger adults.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 36(12):2150-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01833.x. [PMID] 22591190.
2012
Disentangling the Contrasting Neurocognitive Effects of Acute Nicotine and Chronic Smoking in Alcoholics
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2012
Incidence of Drug and Alcohol Involvement in Completed Suicides: Florida Residents 2008-2011
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2012
Interactive Effects of Aging and Alcohol Consumption On Simulated Driving
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 36
2011
Acute Effects of Low-Dose Alcohol Consumption On Psychomotor Performance
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 35
2011
Contrasting behavioral effects of acute nicotine and chronic smoking in detoxified alcoholics.
Addictive behaviors. 36(12):1344-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.07.038. [PMID] 21855223.
2011
Enhancing Performance Through Increasing Stress: Could Nicotine Help?
Alcohol. 45
2011
How Should Addiction-Related Research at the National Institutes of Health be Reorganized?
Frontiers in psychiatry. 2 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyt.2011.00002. [PMID] 21629835.
2011
Importance of Subjective Intoxication in Determining Behavioral Effects of Low Alcohol Doses
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 35
2011
Measurement of ethanol in gaseous breath using a miniature gas chromatograph.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 35(3):134-42 [PMID] 21439148.
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2011
Nicotine as a factor in stress responsiveness among detoxified alcoholics.
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 46(1):39-51 [DOI] 10.1093/alcalc/agq070. [PMID] 21045074.
2011
Nicotine effects on immediate and delayed verbal memory after substance use detoxification.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 33(6):609-18 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2010.543887. [PMID] 21526444.
2011
Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Cortisol and Attentional Performance in Alcoholics
Alcohol. 45
2011
Should the reorganization of addiction-related research across all the National Institutes of Health be structural?–The devil is truly in the details.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 35(4):572-80 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01493.x. [PMID] 21443646.
2010
Acute Alcohol Administration and Placebo Effectiveness in Older Moderate Drinkers: Influences On Cognitive Performance
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 71:345-350
2010
Acute alcohol administration and placebo effectiveness in older moderate drinkers: influences on cognitive performance.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 71(3):345-50 [PMID] 20409427.
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2010
Chronic cigarette smoking: implications for neurocognition and brain neurobiology.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 7(10):3760-91 [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph7103760. [PMID] 21139859.
2010
Effects of Nicotine On Oddball Task Performance in Substance Abusers
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 34
2010
Effects of Transdermal Nicotine Replacement On Information Processing in Alcoholics
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 34
2010
Neurocognitive Correlates of Mitochondrial Dysfunction: a Multiple Case Study
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 99:208-209
2009
A Question of Sequence: Is It Use and Dysregulation? Or Perhaps Dysregulation and Use?
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 33
2009
Differential Incidence of Head and Neck Trauma Amongst Alcohol and Stimulant Dependent Individuals
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 33
2009
Effects of Acute Alcohol Consumption in Older and Younger Adults: Perceived Impairment Versus Psychomotor Performance
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 70:242-252
2009
Effects of acute alcohol consumption in older and younger adults: perceived impairment versus psychomotor performance.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 70(2):242-52 [PMID] 19261236.
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2009
Food addiction?
Journal of addiction medicine. 3(1):42-5 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e318199cd20. [PMID] 21768999.
2009
Hpa Axis Function in Detoxified Substance Abusers: Nicotine and Gender Effects
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 33
2008
Immediate and Delayed Memory Recall in Detoxified Substance Abusers: the Role of Nicotine
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 32
2008
Improved management of acute gallstone disease after regional surgical subspecialization.
World journal of surgery. 32(12):2690-4 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-008-9749-8. [PMID] 18855046.
2008
Neurocognitive Functioning in Detoxifled Substance Abusers: the Role of Hpa Axis Function, Gender and Nicotine
Alcohol. 42
2008
Stress and Alcohol Use in Alcoholics and Moderate Drinkers
Alcohol. 42
2008
The role of selected factors in the development and consequences of alcohol dependence.
Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 31(4):389-99 [PMID] 23584012.
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2008
Transdermal nicotine administration and the electroencephalographic activity of substance abusers in treatment.
Journal of addiction medicine. 2(4):202-14 [PMID] 19347067.
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2007
Laparoscopic splenectomy is a better treatment for adult ITP than steroids–it should be used earlier in patient management. Conclusions of a ten-year follow-up study.
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland. 5(1):3-4, 6 [PMID] 17313122.
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2007
Nicotine’s effects on attentional efficiency in alcoholics.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 31(12):2083-91 [PMID] 17949466.
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2007
Smoking kills (alcoholics)! shouldn’t we do something about it?
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 42(3):167-73 [PMID] 17526626.
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2007
Strength modeling: the role of data in defining needs and response for American Indian substance users.
Substance use & misuse. 42(4):693-704 [PMID] 17558958.
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2006
Comparing stress responses to terrorism in residents of two communities over time
Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention. 6(2):137-143
2006
Early results for new lightweight mesh in laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal inguinal hernia repair.
Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery. 10(4):303-8 [PMID] 16767341.
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2006
Nicotine and cognitive efficiency in alcoholics and illicit stimulant abusers: Implications of smoking cessation for substance users in treatment
Substance Use & Misuse. 41(3):265-281 [DOI] 10.1080/10826080500409076.
2006
Recurrence after totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic repair: implications for operative technique and surgical training.
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland. 4(5):299-307 [PMID] 17009549.
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2006
Smoking comorbidity in alcoholism: neurobiological and neurocognitive consequences.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 30(2):253-64 [PMID] 16441274.
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2005
Health risks of chronic moderate and heavy alcohol consumption: how much is too much?
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 29(7):1334-40 [PMID] 16088997.
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2005
Totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair in patients with previous lower abdominal surgery.
Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery. 9(3):228-30 [PMID] 15976931.
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2005
Visual-spatial attention in alcoholics and illicit stimulant abusers: effects of nicotine replacement.
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry. 29(1):97-107 [PMID] 15610951.
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2003
Alcohol & health disparities in non-reservation American Indian communities.
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. 27(8):1333-1336
2003
Alcohol, estrogen replacement therapy, and visuospatial processes in postmenopausal women.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 27(7):1055-63 [PMID] 12878911.
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2003
An empirical assessment of post-treatment alcohol consumption.
Psychiatry research. 121(2):197-205 [PMID] 14656454.
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2003
Case finding and mental health services for children in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The journal of behavioral health services & research. 30(2):215-27 [PMID] 12710374.
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2003
Cognitive efficiency in stimulant abusers with and without alcohol dependence.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 27(3):457-64 [PMID] 12658111.
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2003
Musical skill in dementia: a violinist presumed to have Alzheimer’s disease learns to play a new song.
Neurocase. 9(6):493-503 [PMID] 16210231.
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2003
Musical skill in dementia: A violinist presumed to have Alzheimer’s Disease learns to plan a new song
Neuropsychologia. 9:493-503
2003
Semantic processing in alcoholics with and without antisocial symptomatology.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 64(2):286-91 [PMID] 12713204.
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2003
Substance abuse-related P300 differences in response to an implicit memory task.
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry. 27(1):157-64 [PMID] 12551739.
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2002
A comparison of substance abuse among female offender subtypes.
The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 30(4):513-9 [PMID] 12539906.
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2002
Attenuated heart rate responses to public speaking in individuals with alcohol dependence.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 26(6):841-7 [PMID] 12068253.
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2002
Body handlers after terrorism in Oklahoma City: predictors of posttraumatic stress and other symptoms.
The American journal of orthopsychiatry. 72(4):469-75 [PMID] 15792032.
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2002
Chronic pain after laparoscopic and open mesh repair of groin hernia.
The British journal of surgery. 89(11):1476-9 [PMID] 12390395.
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2002
Exposure and peritraumatic response as predictors of posttraumatic stress in children following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 79(3):354-63 [PMID] 12200504.
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2002
Neurological basis of deficits in affective prosody comprehension among alcoholics and fetal alcohol-exposed adults.
The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 14(3):321-8 [PMID] 12154157.
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2002
Neurophysiological efficiency in male and female alcoholics.
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry. 26(5):919-27 [PMID] 12369267.
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2002
Psychiatric disorders in rescue workers after the Oklahoma City bombing.
The American journal of psychiatry. 159(5):857-9 [PMID] 11986143.
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2001
Altered emotional perception in alcoholics: deficits in affective prosody comprehension.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 25(3):362-9 [PMID] 11290846.
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2001
Estrogen replacement therapy: a perspective on cognitive impact.
Assessment. 8(4):403-16 [PMID] 11785584.
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2001
Naltrexone in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
New England Journal of Medicine. 345:1734-1739
2001
Television exposure in children after a terrorist incident.
Psychiatry. 64(3):202-11 [PMID] 11708044.
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2000
A comparison of substance use between female inmates and female substance misusers in treatment.
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 35(1):60-5 [PMID] 10684779.
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2000
An overview of women seeking substance abuse treatment in Oklahoma.
The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. 93(9):437-43 [PMID] 11030141.
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2000
Blunted stress cortisol response in abstinent alcoholic and polysubstance-abusing men.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 24(5):651-8 [PMID] 10832906.
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2000
Characteristics of American-Indian clients seeking inpatient treatment for substance abuse.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 61(4):541-7 [PMID] 10928724.
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2000
Neuropsychological deficits in sober alcoholics: influences of chronicity and recent alcohol consumption.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 24(2):149-54 [PMID] 10698365.
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2000
Predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms in Oklahoma City: exposure, social support, peri-traumatic responses.
The journal of behavioral health services & research. 27(4):406-16 [PMID] 11070634.
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1999
Clinical needs assessment of middle and high school students following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
The American journal of psychiatry. 156(7):1069-74 [PMID] 10401454.
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1999
Perceived effects and recovery in Oklahoma City firefighters.
The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. 92(4):172-7 [PMID] 10213969.
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1999
Posttraumatic stress responses in bereaved children after the Oklahoma City bombing.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 38(11):1372-9 [PMID] 10560223.
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1999
Psychiatric disorders among survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing.
JAMA. 282(8):755-62 [PMID] 10463711.
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1999
The role of exposure in posttraumatic stress in youths following the 1995 bombing.
The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. 92(4):164-7 [PMID] 10213967.
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1998
Anger in an inpatient treatment sample of chronic alcoholics.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 22(4):902-7 [PMID] 9660320.
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1998
Cognitive efficiency in alcoholics and polysubstance abusers.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 22(7):1414-20 [PMID] 9802522.
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1998
Cognitive functioning in sober social drinkers: a review of the research since 1986.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 59(2):180-90 [PMID] 9500305.
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1998
Effects of cues on memory in alcoholics and controls.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 22(5):1065-9 [PMID] 9726274.
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1998
Oklahoma City: disaster challenges mental health and medical administrators.
The journal of behavioral health services & research. 25(1):93-9 [PMID] 9516298.
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1997
Gender and drug differences in antisocial personality disorder.
Journal of clinical psychology. 53(4):301-5 [PMID] 9169384.
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1997
Neuropsychological responses in COA’s.
Alcohol health and research world. 21(3):232-6 [PMID] 15706774.
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1997
Spatial cognition in alcoholics: influence of concurrent abuse of other drugs.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 44(2-3):167-74 [PMID] 9088789.
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1996
Evidence of alcohol-related efficiency deficits in an episodic learning task.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 20(1):21-4 [PMID] 8651455.
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1996
Investigation of Cloninger’s subtypes in a male alcoholic sample: applications and implications.
Journal of clinical psychology. 52(2):219-30 [PMID] 8771450.
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1996
Neurocognitive function in alcoholic, schizophrenic, and dually diagnosed patients.
Psychiatry research. 64(1):35-45 [PMID] 8888363.
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1996
Psychological response to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Journal of clinical psychology. 52(1):103-5 [PMID] 8682905.
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1996
Visuospatial perception, construction and memory in alcoholism.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 57(2):136-43 [PMID] 8683962.
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1995
A methodological study of the Shipley Institute of Living Scale in alcoholics and non-alcoholics: reliability, discriminating items and alternate forms.
Applied neuropsychology. 2(3-4):155-60 [PMID] 16318520.
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1995
Assessing Cognitive Impairment.
Alcohol health and research world. 19(2):97-103 [PMID] 31798058.
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1995
Behavioral dysfunction and cognitive efficiency in male and female alcoholics.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 19(3):577-81 [PMID] 7573777.
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1995
Cognitive psychosocial performance and recovery in female alcoholics.
Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism. 12:287-307 [PMID] 7624548.
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1995
Neuropsychological performance of recently abstinent alcoholics and cocaine abusers.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 37(3):247-53 [PMID] 7796719.
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1995
Patterns of cognitive impairment among alcoholics: are there subtypes?
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 19(2):496-500 [PMID] 7625588.
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1995
Role of intraoperative cholangiography in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The British journal of surgery. 82(2):249-52 [PMID] 7749703.
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1994
Cognitive Deficits in Alcoholic Women.
Alcohol health and research world. 18(3):228-232 [PMID] 31798100.
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1994
Performance by normal subjects on the Shipley Institute of Living Scale.
Journal of clinical psychology. 50(6):881-3 [PMID] 7896923.
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1993
Neurobehavioral sequelae of alcoholism.
Neurologic clinics. 11(1):205-18 [PMID] 8441371.
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1993
Problem-solving deficits in alcoholics: evidence from the California Card Sorting Test.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 54(6):687-92 [PMID] 8271804.
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1993
Recent developments in alcoholism:typologies in women.
Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism. 11:305-23 [PMID] 8234929.
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1993
The role of antisocial, affective, and childhood behavioral characteristics in alcoholics’ neuropsychological performance.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 17(1):162-9 [PMID] 8452198.
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1993
Typeologies in Women
Recent developments in alcoholism . 11 :305-323
1993
Visual-spatial learning in nonalcoholic young adults with and those without a family history of alcoholism.
Journal of studies on alcohol. 54(2):219-24 [PMID] 8459716.
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1992
Differential sensitivity of the WMS to the effects of IQ and brain damage.
Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists. 7(6):505-14 [PMID] 14591401.
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1992
Implantable venous access catheters: what the patients say.
Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 37(2):125-6 [PMID] 1377250.
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1992
Interpersonal problem-solving in male and female alcoholics.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 16(4):684-7 [PMID] 1530130.
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1992
Performance of alcoholic and brain-damaged subjects on the Luria Memory Words test.
Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists. 7(6):499-504 [PMID] 14591400.
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1992
The role of instructional set on alcoholic performance.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 16(5):949-54 [PMID] 1332526.
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1991
Alcohol-related efficiency deficits using an ecologically valid test.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 15(4):601-6 [PMID] 1928633.
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1991
Applications of Cloninger’s subtypes in a female alcoholic sample.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 15(5):851-7 [PMID] 1755519.
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1991
Clinical validity of the Speech-Sounds Perception Test and the Seashore Rhythm Test.
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1991
Verbal fluency deficits in female alcoholics.
Journal of clinical psychology. 47(5):716-20 [PMID] 1939720.
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1990
Application of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire to a population of alcoholics and other substance abusers.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 14(4):513-7 [PMID] 2221275.
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1989
Pretest expectancies and cognitive impairment in alcoholics.
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1988
Subject selection biases in alcoholic samples: effects on cognitive performance.
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1987
Semantic (verbal) and figural memory impairment in alcoholics.
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Grants

Apr 2020 ACTIVE
18/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021
ABCD Consortium Coordinating Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021
UCSD Sub – ABCD Consortium Coordinating Center – Participants
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Retrospective Longitudinal Analysis of Hair Cortisol Concentrations among Treatment-seekers with Alcohol Use Disorder: The role of Cognitive Training on Stress Systems
Role: Other
Funding: RESEARCH SOCIETY ON ALCOHOLISM
Feb 2019 – Feb 2021
SoAP Student Research Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO
Nov 2018 – Mar 2020
Peripheral Correlates of Cognitive Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Enhancing Recovery Outcomes in Alcohol Use Disorder: Cognitive Training as an Adjunct to Treatment
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Characterizing the effects of family history of alcoholism on alcohol analgesia
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Aug 2018 – May 2019
ABCD-USA Consortium: Coordinating Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jun 2018 – Apr 2020
ABCD-USA Consortium: Research Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Apr 2017 – Mar 2020
Sex Differences, Cognitive Training & Emotion Processing: A pilot study of Treatment-Seeking Men and Women with Alcohol Use Disorder
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Jul 2016 – Jul 2019
Testing a Smartphone Breathalyzer and BAC Estimator in Young Adult Heavy Drinkers
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2015 – Apr 2020
9/13 ABCD-USA Consortium: Research Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Aug 2015 – Jul 2018
Effects of GTS-21 on smoking behavior and neurocognitive function
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Mar 2015 – Apr 2020
Texas External Quality Review Organization Vendor and Quality Vendor
Role: Project Manager
Funding: STATE OF TEXAS HLTH HUMAN SERV COM via CTRS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
Sep 2013 – Aug 2018
Neurobehavioral & emotional deficits in male & female alcoholics
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF RESEARCH FOU

Patents

Issued November 2016
Quantitative Measure of Home Functionality in Children with Mitochondrial Diseases
#TXu 1-988-486
Issued January 2016
Therapies to Improve Smoking Cessation in Neuropsychiatric and Depressed Patients
#9,233,109

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
HOS6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2018
GMS7979 Advanced Research
2018
HLP7979 Advanced Research in Health and Human Performance
2017
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2013,2015
GMS7794 Neuroscience Seminar
2013
GMS6090 Research in Medical Sciences
2008
GMS6029 Brain Journal Club
2021
MDU4001 Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 1

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4920
Emails:
Business:
sjnixon@ufl.edu