Gale A Richardson, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University
Alcohol Research, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations

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

Research Interests

Effects of prenatal drug exposure on offspring; Patterns of prenatal drug use in young women; 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