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McCaul, Mary E., Ph.D.


Main Office Address

911 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-955-543
Fax: 410-955-4769


Off Campus Address

Research, Room 203
550 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Administrative Assistant

Lori Sweet
Phone 410-955-6792




College of William & Mary



Boston University



Boston University


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Dr. McCaul has expertise in human behavioral pharmacology research.  Most recently, her laboratory research has focused on alcohol effects in a variety of subject populations, including social drinkers, alcohol-dependent subjects and adult offspring of alcoholics. In addition, she has conducted several large-scale pharmacotherapy trials investigating the effectiveness of a variety of medications for alcohol- and opioid-dependent patients.  She is the Principal Investigator on several NIH research projects examining alcohol and drug etiology, interventions and treatment effectiveness.

Click here, and here for Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter articles about Dr. McCaul's work

Selected Publications

McCaul, M.E., Wand, G.S., Eissenberg, T., Rohde, C.A., Cheskin, L.J.  Naltrexone alters subjective and psychomotor responses to alcohol in heavy drinking subjects.  Neuropsychopharmacology, 2000, 22(5), 480 - 492.

McCaul, M.E., Wand, G.S., Rohde, C., Lee, S.  Serum 6-beta-naltrexol levels are related to alcohol responses in heavy drinkers.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2000, 24, 1385 û 1391.

McCaul, M.E., Wand, G.S., Stauffer, R., Lee, S., Rohde, C. Naltrexone dampens ethanol-induced cardiovascular and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation.  Neuropsychopharmacology, 2001, 25, 537 û 547.

McCaul, M.E., Svikis, D.S., Moore, R.  Predictors of outpatient treatment retention: Demo- graphic versus substance use characteristics.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2001, 62, 9 û 17.

McCaul, M.E., Petry, N.M.  The role of psychosocial treatments in pharmacotherapy for alcoholism.  American Journal on Addictions, 2003, 12 (Suppl. 1):S41- S52.


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