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David Andrew Tompkins, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

  • Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit


Addiction Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry, Pain Management

Research Interests

Medications development for the treatment of addiction; Treatment of pain in persons with a history of addiction


Applying quantitative sensory testing to better understand the treatment of pain in persons addicted to opioids. Conducting clinical trials for the development of novel medications in the treatment of substance use disorders. Abuse liability testing.


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Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association, American Pain Society, International Association for the Stufy of Pain, College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Quantitative Sensory Testing
  • Cocaine Vaccine
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    • New York Medical College (Valhalla NY ) (2004)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (Baltimore MD ) (2008)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Behavioral Pharmacology (Baltimore MD ) (2010)


    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2009)
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    Selected Publications

    1. Tompkins DA, Bigelow GE, Harrison JA, Johnson RE, Fudala PJ, Strain EC. “Concurrent validation of the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) and single-item indices against the Clinical Institute Narcotic Assessment (CINA) opioid withdrawal instrument.” Drug Alc Dep. 2009 Nov; 105(1-2)154-9.
    2. Tompkins DA, Lanier RK, Harrison JA, Strain EC, Bigelow GE. Human abuse liability assessment of oxycodone combined with ultra-low-dose naltrexone.” Psychopharm 2010 Jul; 210(4)471-80.
    3. Tompkins DA, Campbell CM. “Opioid induced hyperalgesia: clinically relevant or extraneous research phenomenon?” Curr Pain Headache Rep 2011; 15(2):129-36.
    4. Byne W, Bradley SJ, Coleman E, Eyler AE, Green R, Menvielle EJ, Meyer-Bahlburg HFL, Pleak RR, Tompkins DA. Report of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder. Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Aug; 41(4):759-96.
    5. Tompkins DA, Smith MT, Bigelow GE, Moaddel R, Vatem Venkata SL, Strain EC. “The effect of repetitive intramuscular alfentanil injections on experimental pain and abuse liability in healthy males.” Clin J Pain. 2013 (in press).
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Mason F Lord Building
    E 317
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-1365
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0104
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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Bayview Community Psychiatry Program
    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

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