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Faculty
 

Nina Cooperman, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Phone: (732) 235-8569
Fax: (732) 235-4277
Email: cooperna@rwjms.rutgers.edu

 

Dr. Nina Cooperman is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For almost 20 years, her research has focused on developing and evaluating novel interventions for substance use and other health behaviors. Her earlier work included addressing medication adherence among people with HIV and developing tailored tobacco dependence treatment for individuals in methadone treatment for an opioid use disorder. Her current research focuses on evaluating mindfulness for opioid relapse prevention and chronic pain management among people in methadone treatment and peer recovery support for opioid overdose survivors in the emergency department. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the state of New Jersey, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation have funded Dr. Cooperman’s research. Dr. Cooperman oversees the Opioid Overdose Prevention Network, a program to educate the public on the opioid epidemic and distribute naloxone to professionals and community members across the state. Also, she teaches and mentors students, interns, and residents and conducts professional trainings in motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and tobacco dependence treatment.

 

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Marc L. Steinberg, PhD

Associate Professor
Phone: (732) 235-3362
Fax: (732) 235-4277
Email:marc.steinberg@rutgers.edu

 

Dr. Marc Steinberg is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention lab. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Director of the Doctoral Psychology Internship program at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. His research focuses on tobacco use and dependence, including tobacco dependence treatment development, tobacco use in smokers with psychiatric comorbidity, the relationship between smoking and task persistence/distress tolerance, and motivational interviewing as an approach to encourage smokers to make a quit attempt. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, he also trains clinicians in the use of motivational interviewing.

 

Dr. Steinberg is active in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) where he serves on its Advisory Committee. He is also a Deputy Editor for the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

 

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Jill M. Williams, MD

Professor
Phone: (732) 235-8224
Fax: (732) 235-4277
Email: jill.williams@rutgers.edu

Jill M. Williams, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at the Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She also holds faculty appointments at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies. The focus of Dr. Williams work has been in addressing tobacco in individuals with mental illness or other addictions through treatment and systems interventions. Dr Williams has developed training curricula for behavioral health professionals and manualized treatments for treating tobacco in mental health settings. She is a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatry and member of the APA Council on Addictions. Dr. Williams has received research funding from sources including the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and American Legacy Foundation. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals including Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and in 2015 she was the recipient of the Remarkable Achievement Award of the NJ Psychiatric Association.


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Anna Kline, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Phone: (732) 235-2982

Fax: (732) 235-4277

Email: klinean@rwjms.rutgers.edu

 

Dr. Anna Kline is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During her 25+ years of community-based research, she has focused on the intersection of mental illness, substance abuse and trauma in vulnerable populations, including military veterans. Dr. Kline’s present research focuses on current trends in substance abuse, with a special focus on the problem of opioid abuse and overdose. Incorporating both qualitative and quantitative research methods, Dr. Kline is studying the epidemiology of substance misuse in New Jersey, opioid users’ perspectives on the problem of opioid overdose, substance abuse problems affecting prisoners reentering the community and trends in marijuana use in the context of medical and recreational legalization. She is also engaged in a clinical trial testing a mindfulness-based intervention for methadone patients with chronic pain, and a study of a peer-based intervention for hospitalized opioid overdose survivors.

 

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