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Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Learning and Health
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Male

Titles

  • Director, Center for Learning and Health
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

  • Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
  • Center for Learning and Health

Research Interests

Drug addition; Unemployment; Poverty; Operant learning interventions to address interrelated problems

Languages

  • English
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    Education

    • B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1975
    • M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1982
    • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1984

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991, Behavioral Pharmacology
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    Research Summary

    The development and experimental evaluation of operant learning interventions to address the interrelated problems of poverty, unemployment and drug addiction

    Selected Publications

    1. Silverman K, Chutuape MA, Bigelow GE, Stitzer ML.  Voucher-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in treatment-resistant methadone patients: effects of reinforcement magnitude. Psychopharmacology. 1999; 146: 128-138.
    2. Silverman K, Svikis D, Robles E, Stitzer ML, Bigelow GE. A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: 6-month abstinence outcomes. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2001; 9: 14-23.
    3. Silverman K, Svikis D, Wong CJ, Hampton J, Stitzer ML, Bigelow GE. A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: 3-year abstinence outcomes. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2002; 10: 228-240.
    4. Silverman K, Robles E, Mudric T, Bigelow GE, Stitzer ML. A randomized trial of long-term reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone maintained injection drug users. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2004; 72: 839-854.
    5. Silverman K. Exploring the limits and utility of operant conditioning in the treatment of drug addiction.  The Behavior Analyst. 2004; 27: 209-230.
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    Department/Division

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Biology

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Center for Learning and Health
    5200 Eastern Avenue, Ste. W142
    Baltimore MD, 21224

    E-mail: ksilverm@jhmi.edu

    Phone: 410-550-2694
    Fax: 410-550-7495

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