Cheryl McCullumsmith, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Consultation Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Psychiatry
Academic Appointments with UAB:
- Division Director, Hospital Psychiatry
- Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institution of Technology
- Medical School: University of Michigan
- Internship: University of Michigan
- Residency: University of MichiganFellowship: Medical Scientist Training Program
Licensure: Alabama State, 27447; DEA, BM9904675
Certifications: Diplomate, National Board of Examiners
Diplomate, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical Interests: Treatment Compliance in the Chronically Medically and Psychiatrically Ill
Research Interests:Dr. McCullumsmith is expanding research into the unique needs of patients presenting to the emergency room in several venues. First, to study and treat patients with suicidal ideation. The project provides a completely novel approach to assessing and treating suicidal patients.
A second venue of research and clinical care development in the emergency room is to provide more comprehensive screening and brief motivational interventions for patients in the emergency room with substance use disorders. This project will help to identify individuals with unrecognized alcohol and substance use disorders and to help motivate them to get treatment, as well as providing an improved network of providers of care for substance use disorders. This project is done in collaboration with the department of emergency medicine, trauma surgery and UAB’s addiction recovery program.
- McCullumsmith, C., Screening and Brief Intervention for Substance Use Disorders in an Emergency Room Setting, funded by UAB Health Services Foundation General Endowment
- 2011 – 2013 Li, X., Meador-Woodruff, J., McCullumsmith, C., Paliperidone and Lithium in the Treatment of Suicidality-Treatment Indication and Epigenetic Regulation, funded by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
- 2010 – 2012 McCullumsmith, C., Assessment and Treatment of Impulsivity and Thought Process Disorder in Patients with Acute Suicidal Ideation and Depression, funded by UAB Impact Funds.
- 2007 – 2013 Bombardier, C., Richards, S., McCullumsmith, C., Project to Improve Symptoms and Mood after Spinal Cord Injury, funded by NIDRR.
- Lawrence, ST, Willig, JH, Crane, H, Ye, J, Aban, I, Lober, W, Nevin, C, Batey, DS, Mugavero, M, McCullumsmith, C, Wright, C, Kitahata, M, Raper, JL, Saag, MS, Schumacher, J. “Routine Self-administered, Touch-Screen Computer Based Suicidal Ideation Assessment Linked to Automated Response Team Notification in an HIV Primary Care Setting.” Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 15 : 50 (8): 1165-73.
- McCullumsmith, CB and Ford, C. “Simulated Illness: The Factitious Disorders and Malingering. ” Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2011 Sep;34(3):621-41
- Kozak M, Mugavero MJ, Ye J, Aban I, Lawrence S, Nevin CR, Raper JL, McCullumsmith C, Schumacher JE, Crane HM, Kitahata MM, Saag MS, Willig JH. Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Care: Advancing Data Capture for HIV Cohort Research. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Oct 31.
- Clark, CB, Perkins, A, McCullumsmith, CB, Islam MA, Sung, J, Cropsey, KL. “What does self-identified drug of choice tell us about individuals under community corrections supervision?” Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2012 March
- Clark, CB, Perkins, A, McCullumsmith, CB, Islam, MA, Hanover, EE, Cropsey KL. “Characteristics of victims of sexual abuse by gender and race in a community corrections population.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2012 June 12.