R. Andrew Chambers is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of Addiction Psychiatry Training at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Centre College (1991:B.S., chemical physics/mathematics), Duke University School of Medicine (1996: M.D.), and the Yale University Psychiatry Residency (2000) and Fellowship Programs in Basic Neuroscience (2002). His career development and research have been supported by grants from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Veterans Administration, the American Psychiatric Association, and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). He completed his Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at IU in 2012, earning certifications in both Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and Addiction Psychiatry (ABPN). He practices Addiction Psychiatry in the Adult Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Midtown Mental Health Center, Indianapolis, and has served as an expert consultant for the Attorney General of Indiana and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. As Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Program at IU, Andy leads physician training in psychiatric addictionology at the nation‚Äôs largest medical school. As Director of the Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience of Dual Diagnosis and Development at IU, Andy‚Äôs research has pioneered the use of rodent models of dual diagnosis, and new theory design in exploring the neurodevelopmental mechanisms that drive addiction disease in adolescence and mental illness. His work, spanning animal modeling, neurocomputational, clinical, and health systems research has contributed to building a neuroscientific foundation, and clinical translation upon which fully integrated addiction and mental health services and professional training of the future may be built.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Addiction Neuroscience, Professional Training and Clinical Practice
Dual Diagnosis Disorders
Computational Neuroscience Applied to Psychiatric Disorders