Examining the relationship between mental health services and law enforcement in Durham County
Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta
Dr. Schramm-Sapyta earned her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from N.C. State University in 1994 and her doctoral degree in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 2000. She is currently an associate professor of the practice and Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. She has a long-standing interest in the neurobiology of drug addiction, using rodent models to investigate adolescent vulnerability to addiction. Her scientific expertise in this area supports her passion to bring scientific and clinical knowledge to inform public policy and educate the public about mental health and addiction. Her course offerings at Duke include "Drugs and the Law," "Reward and Addiction," and "Drugs, Brain, and Behavior." She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. In past roles at Duke, she has served as DIBS Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Director of the Addiction Division in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Director of the Bass Connections Brain & Society Theme.