Patricia Cavazos-Rehg

Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Psychiatry
  • Director, Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, Clinical Research Training Center
  • Co-Director, LEAD Global Training Program at Washington University

Education & Training


  • PhD: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 2004
  • BA: University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1998

Research Interests


Research interests include mental health epidemiology and understanding how policy and social media shape health risk behaviors of young people.

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Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


NCATS(Significant Contributor):Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (KL2); Institutional Career Development Core (Fraser, KL2 Core Director)
NIDA(PI):Implications of Social Media Content and Engagement for Alcohol and Marijuana Use
NIDA(PI):Building on Bridging the Gap: Environmental Influences on Teen Substance Use
NIAAA(PI):Implications of Social Media Use for Alcohol Use Among Youth and Young Adults
NIMH(Significant Contributor):Leveraging Social Media to Identify and Connect Teens with Eating Disorders to a Mobile Guided Self-Help Mobile Intervention
SAMHSA(Significant Contributor):Missouri’s Opioid Response Grant (SOR)
NIDA(PI):mHealth to help pregnant and postpartum women in recovery for opioid use disorder
NIMHD(PI):Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities in Research (LEAD)
NIDA(Significant Contributor):1/2 – Optimizing access, engagement and assessment to elucidate prenatal influences on neurodevelopment: The Brains Begin Before Birth (B4) Midwest Consortium
NIDA(Significant Contributor):Recreational Marijuana Marketing and Young Adult Consumer Behavior
National Science Foundation(Significant Contributor):RAPID: Social Media Based Algorithms and Interventions to Tackle the Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis
SAMHSA(Key Personnel):uMAT-R: A mobile application to support individuals in Missouri who are recovering from Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)
Arnold Ventures(Significant Contributor):State-level Barriers and Facilitators for Evidence-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among the Uninsured Population
NIMH(Significant Contributor):Suubi+Adherence-US: A Combination Intervention Utilizing Community Health Workers to Address Treatment Outcomes among young people living with HIV
NIDA(PI):mHealth to help pregnant and postpartum women in recovery for opioid use disorder