Sean Esteban McCabe

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Research Professor, IRWG
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G245 Lane Hall
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Dr. McCabe is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of epidemiology of substance use disorders, prescription medication use and misuse, gender, sexual orientation, adolescence, and web-based data collection. He previously served as the Director of the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (Acting). Prior to joining UMSARC and IRWG, Dr. McCabe served as the Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCabe is currently the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health in the School of Nursing.

Dr. McCabe received his undergraduate education from Kenyon College and his graduate education in Social Work and Education from the University of Michigan. Dr. McCabe completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. His current research interests focus on gender, racial and sexual orientation differences in substance use disorders, collegiate substance use, and prescription medication use and misuse among adolescents.

Dr. McCabe has served as a faculty mentor on four NIH-funded substance abuse research training programs and he mentors high school, undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He regularly lectures and serves on dissertation committees at the University of Michigan and other universities. He was the recipient of the University of Michigan Research Faculty Recognition Award and he has been the recipient of three NIH Junior Investigator Awards. Dr. McCabe has served in leadership roles and as a member of several national committees and organizations including the Under-Represented Populations Committee for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. He reviews manuscripts for over 40 health, research methods, and substance abuse journals including Addiction, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. McCabe is the Associate Editor of an addiction journal and reviews grant applications for several organizations including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, and William T. Grant Foundation. He has served as principal investigator of twelve NIH-funded projects in the past twelve years, as well as a participating investigator on a number of NIH-funded projects and he has authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles.



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