Research Area Specialist Associate
Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio
Period of Service
August 2013 - March 2015
Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868)
Relating Brain Maturation to Impulse Control and Substance Use Involvement (R01-DA033997)
Oklahoma Family Health Patterns: A Study Across Generations (R01-AA012207)
After the NRLC
Susan completed here masters degree in statistics and went on to work as a statistician with Bexar County Pretrial Services where the NRLC collaborates on the Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (MATTERS) alcohol treatment program.
Selected Publications/Presentations with the NRLC
Altered developmental trajectories for impulsiveness and sensation seeking among substance using adolescents
McCorstin, N. E., Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015)
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39s1, 98a
Changes in self-reported impulsivity and sensation seeking from age 10 to 15 in youth with and without family histories of substance use disorders
McCorstin, S., Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, February).
Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.
Impaired frontostriatal white matter integrity in youths with family histories of substance use disorders
McCorstin, S., Kochunov, P., Rowland, L., Mathias, C. W., Witjtenburg, A., Dougherty, D. .M, & Acheson, A. (2014, May)
UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2014, San Antonio, TX