Michele Pergadia

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • IRB member

Education & Training


  • Postdoctoal Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004
  • Internship: Health Psychology: Rush University, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • PhD: Clinical Psychology: Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • BA: Psychology and Biology: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1991

Areas of Clinical Interest


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Smoking Cessation

Research Interests


My research centers on factors associated with use of tobacco products, particularly nicotine withdrawal and related conditions such as major depression. The perspective is translational and seeks to integrate various methods to improve our understanding of smoking behavior, including epidemiologic, genetic, human laboratory, and animal models. It also considers translation to practice, by examining dissemination of empirically supported treatment for smoking cessation.

Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


NIDA (Co-I, site-PI): Predictors of Light Smoker Trajectories
NSF (Co-PI): CC*DNI Networking Infrastructure: Enabling Multi-Campus, Data-Driven Science and Engineering through a 10Gb FAU DMZ
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation (PI): Smoking Cessation Services: An Integrated Care Model for the Primary Care Medicine Clinic
NIDA (PI):Refining Phenotypic Measures of Nicotine Withdrawal
NIAAA (Key Personnel):Alcoholism: Epidemiologic High Risk Family Study – MOFAM
NIAAA (Key Personnel):Molecular Epidemiology of Alcoholism 3 – EDAC Families
NIDA (Key Personnel): The Genetics of Vulnerability to Nicotine Addiction