Collegiate Affiliation

*Scott is considering PhD graduate students for the Dec 2022 application deadline. Please note that GRE general test scores are a required component of an application to the Clinical Psychology program.

My research program includes genetic and environmental influences on psychopathology, especially substance use and abuse in adolescence and early adulthood. I use a variety of research designs in this effort, including genetic association studies, longitudinal twin and adoption designs, and novel assessment techniques such as ecological momentary assessment, GPS location, and wireless sensors.

I mentors students in the clinical psychology and behavior genetics PhD programs in the Department of Psychology. See links above.

Along with Monica Luciana , I direct a training program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. This training program provides full financial support for graduate students and postdocs to conduct research on genetic and neurobehavioral aspects of addiction and related phenomena.

For a list of publications please see Google Scholar page

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • B.A.: , University of Minnesota, 2004 -