Project Director

KATHLEEN BRADY, MD, PH.D.

Kathleen T. Brady is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction psychiatry. As a Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Brady is Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division, Director of the Women's Research Center, Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), and Director of the Southern Consortium of NIDA's Clinical Trials Network. Dr. Brady received her PhD in Pharmacology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she completed a residency in psychiatry, served as Chief Resident, and completed an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship. Her research interests are in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse/addiction and comorbid conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders. She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and Mentor on numerous research projects. She is the director of the SC MAT ACCESS initiative. SPEAKING TOPICS: Pharmacotherapy; Psychiatric Comorbidity; Treatment Resistance; Gender Issues.

Associate Director

LOUISE HAYNES, MSW

Louise Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. For the last sixteen years, she has served as a liaison between academic research and community treatment programs for the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition to her research experience, Ms. Haynes has worked in both clinical and administrative roles in South Carolina. She was Director of Women’s Services for the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and, later, the Director of Morris Village, a residential treatment program in Columbia.

Project Coordinator

RACHEL GRATER, MA, MFA

Rachel Grater is the Program Coordinator for the SC MAT ACCESS Project. She holds an MA in Science Education, MFA in Performance Arts, and a BA in Biochemistry. Ms. Grater has worked in the field of education as a teacher, curriculum developer, mentor, and education coach and held roles in the area of professional development, leading workshops focused on evidence-based best practices in pedagogy. Her work in education was based entirely in title 1 schools, composed of students who were living below the poverty line in their home states. She worked closely with social workers and counselors who served the families of the school community. Ms. Grater has joined the SC MAT ACCESS team in order to apply her knowledge of community based educational outreach, best-practices in collaborative work, curriculum development and organizational strategies.

Addiction Psychiatrist/Pain Specialist

KELLY BARTH, DO

Dr. Kelly Barth is trained in internal medicine, psychiatry and addiction, and directs a pain clinic for high risk opioid patients at MUSC. She also has an NIH career development award evaluating the use of buprenorphine and gabapentin in assisting with opioid taper. She is also part of MUSCs Team in the SC Cures Initiative, where she will provide education and training for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders (including courses for buprenorphine waivers) and provide Project ECHO telementoring for community physicians utilizing MAT.

Clinical Psychologist/Family Specialist

ANGELA MORELAND, PH.D.

Angela Moreland, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 2009 and completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral research fellowship at the NCVC. Dr. Moreland’s research interests focus on primary and secondary prevention of child abuse and risk factors for maltreatment among high risk parents of young children, with specific focus on substance-using parents. Dr. Moreland has been involved in several externally-funded, large-scale longitudinal projects focused on prevention, treatment, and consequences of interpersonal violence, including substance use among disadvantaged populations. She is currently completing a NIDA K12 on parenting stress among substance-using parents, with particular emphasis on preventing relapse in parents. Dr. Moreland has recently become involved in several projects focused on pregnant women with opioid use disorder, with specific focus on psychosocial treatments to prevent relapse. SPEAKING TOPICS: Comorbid Trauma & PTSD; Psychiatric Comorbidity; Psychosocial Treatment; Gender Issues; Adolescent/Young Adults

Addiction Psychiatrist/Perinatal Specialist

CONNIE GUILLE, MD

Dr. Connie Guille is a psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Her current primary clinical research focus is in opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in pregnancy. This work is supported through a NIDA career development award and has facilitated a strong interdisciplinary collaboration between psychiatry and obstetrics. Through key-informant interviews with pregnant women and their providers, this collaboration resulted in the development of a program for the reduction of opioid misuse and abuse in pregnancy that is now integrated and delivered in-person and via telemedicine in obstetric practices in the state of South Carolina. Dr. Guille will help guide the content related to the management of opioid use, misuse and OUD during pregnancy for the project ECHO tele-mentoring curriculum. SPEAKING TOPICS: Telemedicine; Treatment of Prenatal OUD.

Clinical Psychologist/Implementation

JENNA MCCAULEY, PH.D.

Dr. McCauley is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Her primary research is focused on the evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of interventions targeting substance abuse - specifically prescription opioid abuse - and trauma. Dr. McCauley is currently the principal investigator on a NIDA-sponsored K23 award focused on the dissemination and implementation of healthcare providers’ best practices in risk reduction strategies targeting prescription opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. Dr. McCauley is also a Co-Investigator on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project entitled SC Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States, in partnership with our state Department of Health and Environmental Control, which aims to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdose through public health surveillance utilizing the state prescription drug monitoring program, as well as targeted academic detailing efforts across the state. She will be involved in SC MAT ACCESS provider training and practice support. SPEAKING TOPICS: Opioid Epidemic; Prescribing Practices; Psychiatric Comorbidity; Adolescents/Young Adults.

Nurse Practitioner/Motivational Interviewing

THERESE KILLEEN, PH.D., APRN-BC

Dr. Therese Killeen is a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Dr. Killeen's general research interests are in the area of effective treatment approaches for substance use disorders (SUD) and comorbidity, with a particular expertise in PTSD and SUD comorbidity. She has lead several large NIDA Clinical Trial Network studies exploring psychosocial therapies in the treatment of substance use and comorbid disorders. She is an expert in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior and contingency management therapies, and more recently she is involved in research exploring the effectiveness of using mindfulness based relapse prevention in improving substance use outcomes. In her role as dissemination specialist over the past 15 years, she has worked with front line community treatment programs and clinicians to adopt evidence based treatments. She has mentored numerous clinicians both within MUSC and in community practice using evidence based supervision.

Nurse Practitioner/Tele-health

Carolyn Bogdon, MSN, FNP-BC, CPTC

Ms. Carolyn Bogdon comes to MUSC with five years of experience as a registered nurse in the virtual, ambulatory, and most extensively, acute care settings. Specifically, as a Clinical Recovery Coordinator with the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC), Ms. Bogdon’s primary duties involved the coordination, hands-on medical management, and care of intensive care patients and allocation and recovery of organs for transplantation. In her role at WRTC, she was responsible for working with families in crisis situations, strengthening hospital partnerships and providing hospital education in 45 DC metro hospitals to physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Ms. Bogdon has also worked for one of the country’s largest telemedicine companies, providing innovative telehealth services in neurology, acute care and psychiatry specialties to patients throughout the country. She has additional nursing experience in the Emergency Department, reproductive endocrinology and gastroenterology. Ms. Bogdon is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Ms. Bogdon will assist in the development and providing of telehealth services as allowed by the SC Board of Nursing and SC Board of Medical Examiners. SPEAKING TOPICS: Opioid Epidemic; MAT; Office-Based Treatment; MAT in Emergency Settings; Screening & Assessment; Adolescent/Young Adults; Staff Education.

Data Manager

SUZANNE LANE, MS, MSHI 

Suzanne is the Database Administrator for the SC MAT ACCESS Project. She holds a BS in biology from Muskingum College in Ohio, an MS in marine biology from The College of Charleston, and an MS in health informatics from MUSC. She comes to MUSC from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where she gained experience in data management and data analysis working on projects examining the health and survival of bottlenose dolphins throughout the southeastern US. Suzanne has joined the SC MAT ACCESS team to manage the data collection and entry of the team’s projects and to provide support to other team members in planning, executing, and distributing quantitative reports and analyses for these projects.