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Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research and Graduate Training Faculty


Erickson, Carlton K., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research & Grad. Studies
Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharm./Tox.
PHR 4.220C
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Research Interests

I am interested in addiction science education, performed through the dissemination of new research findings on drug addiction in lay language. Primarily through lectures and books to treatment professionals (alcohol and other drug abuse counselors, social workers, mental health counselors, etc.) and the "reachable public" (criminal justice workers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, clergy, and family members), education is packaged in an easily-understandable form so that new information can be transferred quickly to those who can use it. I am also interested in teaching other researchers to communicate their research results more effectively, and to motivate them to also talk to nonscientific groups. Finally, the evaluation of such information transfer is critical to its long-term effectiveness in altering public opinion about addictions as diseases. Therefore I am interested in learning behavioral change methods and theory, attitudinal theory, and how to influence public opinion regarding drug use, abuse, and dependence in our society. I also work with members of the media to promote accurate scientific information on addiction to the public.

More information about Dr. Erickson
> Recent Publications
> Addiction Science Research and Education Center

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Last Reviewed: January 28, 2015

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

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