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Center for Psychological Studies Welcomes New Faculty Member

Karen Grosby, M.Ed., dean of the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), has announced the appointment of Stephen Messer, Ph.D., to the CPS faculty. Messer received his Master’s Degree in Experimental/General Psychology from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi. He completed his clinical psychology residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he trained in the nationally recognized Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), gaining expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a broad range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, as well as in cognitive behavioral interventions. 

Messer received four NIMH Fellowship training awards to include Clinical Research Methods for Psychologists at WPIC, Developmental Epidemiology & Services Research at Duke University School of Medicine/C.G. Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in Behavior Genetics and Developmental Psychopathology at the George Washington University School of Medicine/Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.  He served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University, a Research Professor at Children’s National Medical Center, and is currently on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD.  Messer has received significant extramural research funding /awards from the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), SAMHSA, NIMH, and the DoD. 

Over the last decade, he has worked in the military setting, serving as the Chief of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and is currently the Deputy Director of Research at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.