Gale A Richardson, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street
Yolanda Duncan

Education & Training

West Virginia University Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineAlcohol Research

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Research in Child Development
Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
Member, Developmental Neurotoxicology Society

Research Interests

Effects of prenatal cocaine use on offspring; Effects of prenatal alcohol and marijuana use; Prenatal substance use research methodologies
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Goldschmidt, L., Richardson, G.A., Larkby, C., & Day, N.L. Early marijuana initiation: The link between prenatal marijuana exposure, early childhood behavior, and negative adult roles. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2016; 58: 40-45.
  2. Sonon, K.E., Richardson. G.A., Cornelius, J.R., Kim, K.H., & Day, N.L. Developmental pathways from prenatal marijuana exposure to Cannabis Use Disorder in young adulthood. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2016; 58: 46-52.
  3. Krans, E.E., Bogen, D., Richardson, G.A., Park, S.Y., Dunn, S.L., & Day, N.L. Factors associated with buprenorphine versus methadone use in pregnancy. Substance Abuse, 2016; 37: 550-57.
  4. Richardson, G.A., Goldschmidt, L., Larkby, C., & Day, N.L. Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on adolescent development. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2015; 49: 41-48.
  5. Richardson, G.A., Larkby, C., Goldschmidt, L., & Day, N.L. Adolescent initiation of drug use: Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013; 52: 37-46.

Education Interests

Psychiatric epidemiology; Pediatric epidemiology