Duncan B Clark, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Christina Long

Education & Training

Harvard University Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles Psychology
University of California, Los AngelesClinical Psychology
Stanford UniversityPsychiatry and Medicine
Stanford UniversityPsychiatry
Stanford UniversityPsychiatry
University of California, Los AngelesClinical Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Affiliations

Member, Research Society on Alcoholism

Selected Honors & Awards

Marie H. Eldredge Research Award, American Psychiatric Association
National Resident Research Award, American Psychiatric Association

Research Interests

Adolescent substance use; Adolescent cognition & brain development; Adolescent sleep
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Suffoletto B, Kristan J, Chung T, Jeong K, Fabio A, Monti P, Clark DB. An interactive text message intervention to reduce binge drinking in young adults: A randomized controlled trial with 9-month outcomes. PLoS One 10(11): e0142877, 1-12, 2015. PMID: 26580802; PMCID: PMC4651466
  2. Clark DB, Chung T, Pajtek S, Zhai Z, Long E, Hasler B. Neuroimaging methods for adolescent substance use disorder prevention science. Prevention Science 14: 300-309, 2013 [PMID: 23417665; PMCID: PMC3640678; NIHMS447049]
  3. Clark DB, Cornelius JR, Martin CM: Adolescent-onset substance use disorders predict young adult mortality. Journal of Adolescent Health 42 (6): 637-639, 2008 PMID: 18486875; PMC2730669
  4. Hasler B, Clark DB. Circadian misalignment, reward-related brain function, and adolescent alcohol involvement. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(4): 558-565, 2013 [PMID: 23360461]
  5. Clark DB, Thatcher DL, Tapert S: Alcohol, psychological dysregulation and adolescent brain development. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 32 (3): 375-385, 2008 PMID: 18241320

Clinical Interests

Adolescent substance use disorders
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Clark DB, Martin CS, Chung T, Gordon AJ, Fiorentino L, Tootell M, Rubio DM. Screening for underage drinking and DSM-5 alcohol use disorder in rural primary care practice. The Journal of Pediatrics 173, 214-220, 2016. PMID: 2705991; PMCID: PMC4884494
  2. Clark DB. Pharmacotherapy for adolescent alcohol use disorder. CNS Drugs 26(7): 559-569, 2012 [PMID: 22676261]
  3. Clark DB, Moss HB: Providing alcohol-related screening and brief interventions to adolescents through health care systems: Obstacles and solutions. PLoS Medicine 7(3): 1-4, 2010 [e1000214] [PMID: 20231870; PMC 2834707
  4. Clark DB, Gordon AJ, Ettaro LE, Owens JM, Moss HB: Screening and brief interventions with underage drinkers. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 85(4): 380-391, 2010 [PMID: 20360296; PMC2848426]

Education Interests

Research mentorship
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Clark DB, Fisher CB, Bookheimer S, Brown S, Evans JH, Hopfer C, Hudziak J, Montoya I, Murray M, Pfefferbaum A, Yurgelun-Todd D. Biomedical ethics and clinical oversight in multisite observational neuroimaging studies with children and adolescents: The ABCD experience. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (in press) PMID: 28716389