Angela Waldrop, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
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    University of Missouri, St. LouisPh.D., Clinical Psychology2002
    Wake Forest UniversityM.A. Psychology1998
    University of RichmondB.A., Psychology & Sociology1995
    Medical University of South CarolinaPostdoctoral Fellowship2004
    Medical University of South CarolinaPre-Doctoral Psychology Internship2002

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    My current role at the San Francisco VA Medical Center is Innovation Specialist. Previously, I was a Staff Psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team and at the Downtown Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. I have conducted research on PTSD and substance use disorders, with a focus on decision-making, risk-taking, and executive functioning.

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    Impulsivity Related to Cocaine Dependence &Trauma
    NIH/NIDA K23DA018718Sep 1, 2005 - Mar 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Batki SL, Pennington DL, Lasher B, Neylan TC, Metzler T, Waldrop A, Delucchi K, Herbst E. Topiramate treatment of alcohol use disorder in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Aug; 38(8):2169-77. PMID: 25092377; PMCID: PMC4146719.
    2. Waldrop A, Cohen BE. Trauma exposure predicts alcohol, nicotine, and drug problems beyond the contribution of PTSD and depression in patients with cardiovascular disease: data from the Heart and Soul Study. Am J Addict. 2014 Jan-Feb; 23(1):53-61. PMID: 24313242; PMCID: PMC3858723.
    3. Sweeney AC, Weitlauf JC, Manning EA, Sze JA, Waldrop A, Hasser C. Intimate partner violence: perspectives on universal screening for women in VHA primary care. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Mar-Apr; 23(2):e73-6. PMID: 23415320.
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    4. Killeen TK, McRae-Clark AL, Waldrop A, Upadhyaya H, Brady KT. Contingency management in community programs treating adolescent substance abuse: a feasibility study. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2012 Feb; 25(1):33-41. PMID: 22299805; PMCID: PMC3322112.
    5. Seal KH, Cohen G, Waldrop A, Cohen BE, Maguen S, Ren L. Substance use disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in VA healthcare, 2001-2010: Implications for screening, diagnosis and treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jul 01; 116(1-3):93-101. PMID: 21277712.
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    6. Ballenger JF, Best SR, Metzler TJ, Wasserman DA, Mohr DC, Liberman A, Delucchi K, Weiss DS, Fagan JA, Waldrop A, Marmar CR. Patterns and predictors of alcohol use in male and female urban police officers. Am J Addict. 2011 Jan-Feb; 20(1):21-9. PMID: 21175917; PMCID: PMC3592498.
    7. Waldrop A, Price KL, Desantis SM, Simpson AN, Back SE, McRae AL, Spratt EG, Kreek MJ, Brady KT. Community-dwelling cocaine-dependent men and women respond differently to social stressors versus cocaine cues. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Jul; 35(6):798-806. PMID: 20004523; PMCID: PMC2875320.
    8. Brady KT, Tuerk P, Back SE, Saladin ME, Waldrop A, Myrick H. Combat posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury. J Addict Med. 2009 Dec; 3(4):179-88. PMID: 21769015; PMCID: PMC4124907.
    9. Back SE, Payne RA, Waldrop A, Smith A, Reeves S, Brady KT. Prescription opioid aberrant behaviors: a pilot study of sex differences. Clin J Pain. 2009 Jul-Aug; 25(6):477-84. PMID: 19542794; PMCID: PMC2771580.
    10. Brady KT, McRae AL, Moran-Santa Maria MM, DeSantis SM, Simpson AN, Waldrop A, Back SE, Kreek MJ. Response to corticotropin-releasing hormone infusion in cocaine-dependent individuals. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Apr; 66(4):422-30. PMID: 19349312; PMCID: PMC2696287.
    11. Back SE, Waldrop A, Brady KT. Treatment challenges associated with comorbid substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder: clinicians' perspectives. Am J Addict. 2009 Jan-Feb; 18(1):15-20. PMID: 19219661; PMCID: PMC2845168.
    12. Dempsey JP, Back SE, Waldrop A, Jenkins L, Brady KT. The influence of monetary compensation on relapse among addicted participants: empirical vs. anecdotal evidence. Am J Addict. 2008 Nov-Dec; 17(6):488-90. PMID: 19034740; PMCID: PMC2677021.
    13. Back SE, Waldrop A, Saladin ME, Yeatts SD, Simpson A, McRae AL, Upadhyaya HP, Contini Sisson R, Spratt EG, Allen J, Kreek MJ, Brady KT. Effects of gender and cigarette smoking on reactivity to psychological and pharmacological stress provocation. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008 Jun; 33(5):560-8. PMID: 18321653; PMCID: PMC2446474.
    14. Back SE, Brady KT, Waldrop A, Yeatts SD, McRae AL, Spratt E. Early life trauma and sensitivity to current life stressors in individuals with and without cocaine dependence. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2008; 34(4):389-96. PMID: 18584568; PMCID: PMC2692094.
    15. Waldrop A, Ana EJ, Saladin ME, McRae AL, Brady KT. Differences in early onset alcohol use and heavy drinking among persons with childhood and adulthood trauma. Am J Addict. 2007 Nov-Dec; 16(6):439-42. PMID: 18058407.
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    16. Waldrop A, Hanson RF, Resnick HS, Kilpatrick DG, Naugle AE, Saunders BE. Risk factors for suicidal behavior among a national sample of adolescents: implications for prevention. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Oct; 20(5):869-79. PMID: 17955525.
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    17. Waldrop A, Back SE, Sensenig A, Brady KT. Sleep disturbances associated with posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence. Addict Behav. 2008 Feb; 33(2):328-35. PMID: 17964738; PMCID: PMC2726573.
    18. Waldrop A, Back SE, Brady KT, Upadhyaya HP, McRae AL, Saladin ME. Daily stressor sensitivity, abuse effects, and cocaine use in cocaine dependence. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):3015-25. PMID: 17706887; PMCID: PMC2099298.
    19. Resnick H, Acierno R, Waldrop A, King L, King D, Danielson C, Ruggiero KJ, Kilpatrick D. Randomized controlled evaluation of an early intervention to prevent post-rape psychopathology. Behav Res Ther. 2007 Oct; 45(10):2432-47. PMID: 17585872; PMCID: PMC2040305.
    20. Kaysen D, Dillworth TM, Simpson T, Waldrop A, Larimer ME, Resick PA. Domestic violence and alcohol use: trauma-related symptoms and motives for drinking. Addict Behav. 2007 Jun; 32(6):1272-83. PMID: 17098370; PMCID: PMC1902810.
    21. Brady KT, Waldrop A, McRae AL, Back SE, Saladin ME, Upadhyaya HP, Anton RF, Randall PK. The impact of alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder on cold pressor task response. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 Sep; 67(5):700-6. PMID: 16847538.
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    22. Waldrop A, Back SE, Verduin ML, Brady KT. Triggers for cocaine and alcohol use in the presence and absence of posttraumatic stress disorder. Addict Behav. 2007 Mar; 32(3):634-9. PMID: 16863682.
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    23. Brady KT, Back SE, Waldrop A, McRae AL, Anton RF, Upadhyaya HP, Saladin ME, Randall PK. Cold pressor task reactivity: predictors of alcohol use among alcohol-dependent individuals with and without comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Jun; 30(6):938-46. PMID: 16737451.
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    24. Santa Ana EJ, Saladin ME, Back SE, Waldrop A, Spratt EG, McRae AL, LaRowe SD, Timmerman MA, Upadhyaya H, Brady KT. PTSD and the HPA axis: differences in response to the cold pressor task among individuals with child vs. adult trauma. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2006 May; 31(4):501-9. PMID: 16413134.
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    25. Grubaugh AL, Magruder KM, Waldrop A, Elhai JD, Knapp RG, Frueh BC. Subthreshold PTSD in primary care: prevalence, psychiatric disorders, healthcare use, and functional status. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2005 Oct; 193(10):658-64. PMID: 16208161.
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    26. De Arellano MA, Waldrop A, Deblinger E, Cohen JA, Danielson CK, Mannarino AR. Community outreach program for child victims of traumatic events: a community-based project for underserved populations. Behav Modif. 2005 Jan; 29(1):130-55. PMID: 15557481.
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    27. Griffin MG, Resick PA, Waldrop A, Mechanic MB. Participation in trauma research: is there evidence of harm? J Trauma Stress. 2003 Jun; 16(3):221-7. PMID: 12816333.
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