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Vivia V. McCutcheon, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Research; Faculty Scholar, Washington University Institute for Public Health; Faculty member, TranSTAR (Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research

Education and Training
Ph.D. in Social Work, Washington University, 2005


Areas of Research Interests
1) extra-treatment factors that influence recovery from alcohol use disorders in adults, with a particular interest in social/environmental factors, 2) the development of substance and behavior problems in children from high-risk families, including examination of gene-environment interplay


Key Publications
McCutcheon Vivia V.,Schuckit Marc A.,Kramer John R.,Chan Grace,Edenberg Howard J.,Smith Tom L.,Bender Annah K.,Hesselbrock Victor,Hesselbrock Michie,Bucholz Kathleen K.,;FAMILIAL ASSOCIATION OF ABSTINENT REMISSION FROM ALCOHOL USE DISORDER IN FIRST-DEGREE RELATIVES OF ALCOHOL-DEPENDENT TREATMENT-SEEKING PROBANDS;November 2017;;  Full Article ->

McCutcheon VV, Grant JD, Heath AC, Bucholz KK, Sartor CE, Nelson EC, Madden PA, Martin NG (2012 Mar 16). Environmental influences predominate in remission from alcohol use disorder in young adult twins. Psychol Med. 1-11.  Full Article ->

McCutcheon VV, Luke DA, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, (2016 Jan). Reduced Social Network Drinking is Associated with Improved Response Inhibition in Women During Early Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorders: A Pilot Study. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.. 40(1): 170-7.  Full Article ->

McCutcheon VV, Kramer JR, Edenberg HJ, Nurnberger JI, Kuperman S, Schuckit MA, Heath AC, Bucholz KK (2014 Jul). Social contexts of remission from DSM-5 alcohol use disorder in a high-risk sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 38(7): 2015-23.  Full Article ->

McCutcheon VV, Heath AC, Edenberg HJ, Grucza RA, Hesselbrock VM, Kramer JR, Bierut LJ, Bucholz KK, (2009 May). Alcohol criteria endorsement and psychiatric and drug use disorders among DUI offenders: greater severity among women and multiple offenders. Addict Behav. 34(5): 432-9.  Full Article ->

Bender AK, Bucholz KK, Heath AC, McCutcheon VV, (2018 Mar). Comparison of Characteristics of Female Drivers with Single and Multiple DUI Convictions. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.. 42(3): 646-653.  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
NIAAA: Outcomes of Recurrent DUI Moms and their Children (Co-PI with Kathleen Bucholz); NIAAA (SUNY) (Key Personnel): Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism