Education

Graduate School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2011), Neuroscience
Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2011), Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015), Psychiatry
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016), Addiction Psychiatry

Clinical Interest

Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Alcohol/Drug Withdrawal
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Suboxone Treatment

Research Interest

  • Drug Addiction

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Baseline medical comorbidities in adults randomized in the STRIDE trial for psychostimulant use disorders.
Dela Cruz AM, Carmody T, Greer TL, Rethorst CD, Warden D, Walker R, Trivedi MH Am J Addict 2016 Apr 25 3 215-20
Opioid addiction screening tools for patients with chronic noncancer pain.
dela Cruz AM, Trivedi MH Tex Med 2015 Feb 111 2 61-5
Comorbidities and race/ethnicity among adults with stimulant use disorders in residential treatment.
Sanchez K, Chartier KG, Greer TL, Walker R, Carmody T, Rethorst CD, Ring KM, Dela Cruz AM, Trivedi MH J Ethn Subst Abuse 2015 14 1 79-95
Self-rated measure of pain frequency, intensity, and burden: psychometric properties of a new instrument for the assessment of pain.
dela Cruz AM, Bernstein IH, Greer TL, Walker R, Rethorst CD, Grannemann B, Carmody T, Trivedi MH J Psychiatr Res 2014 Dec 59 155-60
Novel approach to data analysis in cocaine-conditioned place preference.
dela Cruz AM, Herin DV, Grady JJ, Cunningham KA Behav Pharmacol 2009 Dec 20 8 720-30

Honors & Awards

  • American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators
    (2015)
  • Chairman's Research Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Psychiatry, UTSW
    Awarded for outstanding research during residency (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
    (2011)