UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Lamb, Richard Jonathan PhD

School of Medicine
(210) 567-5483

Dr. Lamb has been actively involved in building the addiction research program at UTHSCSA through his research, through his collaborations, and through his training and mentoring. The research he directs has brought in over 7 million dollars in NIH R-type funding to UTHSCSA. This work has led to ongoing collaborative research with others at UTHSCSA: Some involving collaboration on his grant projects, e.g., his ongoing work with Dr. Ginsburg investigating the role Pavlovian Conditioned Stimuli in reinvigorating drug-seeking. Other collaborations here stem from the clinical research he has conducted examining how contingencies can be used to treatment substance abuse, e.g., his ongoing work with Dr. Dougherty. These collaborations here have brought in over 14 million dollars in NIH funding. Also, Dr. Lamb is involved in collaborative projects with investigators elsewhere, e.g., National Institute on Drug Abuse, RAND, and the UTSA: Work resulting in over 16 million dollars in NIH funding. Importantly, Dr. Lamb?s research is cross-disciplinary and integrates knowledge across fields. This work has given him a broad perspective that aids him in his training and mentoring in activities like the Addiction Journal Club integral to UTHSCSA?s T-32 postdoctoral training program in addiction. This, also, extends to other activities like his active participation in joint lab meetings and Psychiatry?s grant paper work group. Additionally, this broad perspective has led to several ongoing substantive reviews on addictive behavior. Finally, he works to raise the visibility of UTHSCSA Addiction Research Program through activities like the Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction meeting held annually in San Antonio.

9/2017 - Present Professor Emeritus University of Texas Health Science Center, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX