Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychology
Education and Training
University of Virginia, B.A.
Indiana University, Ph.D.
Indiana University, Postdoctoral Fellow
Behavior Genetics Association, Thompson Award
Areas of Research Interests
My research focuses on elucidating risk and protective factors for the development of patterns of alcohol use and abuse, using a longitudinal, developmental framework, studying individuals from early adolescence through young adulthood using a genetically informative design. I work with data from two population-based Finnish twin studies, FinnTwin12 and FinnTwin16. My research concentrates on understanding the complex, dynamic influence of genes on behavior, addressing questions such as how the influence of genetic factors changes across development and in conjunction with environmental factors. Additionally, I work on several projects aimed at identifying specific genes involved in psychiatric disorders.
Dick, DM, Johnson JK, Viken RJ, Rose RJ: Testing between-family associations in within-family comparisons. Psychological Science 2000; 11:409-413.
Dick DM, Viken RJ, Kaprio J, Rose RJ: Exploring gene-environment interactions: Socio-regional moderation of alcohol use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 2001; 110:625-632.
Dick DM, Rose RJ: Behavior Genetics: What's new? What's next? Current Directions in Psychological Science 11: 70-74.
Dick DM, Foroud T, Flury L, Bowman E, Miller M, Rau NL Moe PR, Samavedy N, El-mallakh R, Manji H, Glitz D, Meyer E, Smiley C, Berrettini W, Byerley W, Coryell W, DePaulo R, Gershon ES, Kelsoe J, McMahon F, McInnis M, Murphy D, Reich T, Scheftner W, Nurnberger Jr J: Genome-wide linkage analyses of bipolar disorder: A new sample of 250 NIMH genetics initiative pedigrees. American Journal of Human Genetics 2003; 73:07-114.
Dick DM, Foroud T: Candidate genes for alcohol dependence: A review of genetic evidence from human studies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2003; 7:868-879.
Funded Research Projects
NIAAA(Key Personnel):Genetic Epidemiologic Models of Alcohol Abuse
NIAAA (SUNY)(Key Personnel):Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism
NIMH(Key Personnel):Development of Antisocial Behavior in Early Adulthood
NARSAD(PI):Identifying Genes Involved in Susceptibility to Suicide Attempts and Related Psychiatric Disorders