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Dragan Svrakic, PhD, MD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Director, Chemical dependency program
Director, Independence Center Rotation


Major Awards
Best Doctors in America
Mortimer Goodman NAMI award 2012

Areas of Clinical Interest
Psychopharmacology
Chemical dependency
Personality and Personality Disorder


Areas of Research Interests
Chemical dependency
Personality and Personality Disorder
Genetics of Schizophrenia


Key Publications
Arnedo J, Del Val C, de Erausquin GA, Romero-Zaliz R, Svrakic D, Cloninger CR, Zwir I (2013 Jul 1). PGMRA: a web server for (phenotype x genotype) many-to-many relation analysis in GWAS. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(Web Server issue): W142-9.  Full Article ->

Svrakic DM, Zorumski CF, Svrakic NM, Zwir I, Cloninger CR (2013 Mar). Risk architecture of schizophrenia: the role of epigenetics. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 26(2): 188-95.  Full Article ->

Milivojevic D, Milovanovic SD, Jovanovic M, Svrakic DM, Svrakic NM, Svrakic SM, Cloninger CR (2012 Sep-Oct). Temperament and character modify risk of drug addiction and influence choice of drugs. Am J Addict. 21(5): 462-7.  Full Article ->

Lustman PJ, Svrakic DM, Freedland KE (2011 Oct). Preventing pain medication dependence. Am J Psychiatry. 168(10): 1118; author reply 1118-9.  Full Article ->

Milivojevic D, Milovanovic SD, Jovanovic M, Svrakic DM, Svrakic NM, Svrakic SM, Cloninger CR (2012 Sep-Oct). Temperament and character modify risk of drug addiction and influence choice of drugs. Am J Addict. 21(5): 462-7.  Full Article ->

Svrakic DM, Lustman PJ, Mallya A, Lynn TA, Finney R, Svrakic NM (2012 Mar-Apr). Legalization, decriminalization & medicinal use of cannabis: a scientific and public health perspective. Mo Med. 109(2): 90-8.  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
NIMH(Key Personnel):Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia

VAST D study of refractory depression