Rory A. Pfund, PhD, The University of Memphis
Dr. Rory Pfund is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions at the University of New Mexico. His program of research focuses broadly on how mechanisms and processes of psychological treatment influence outcomes for addictive behaviors. During graduate school, Dr. Pfund primarily examined what constitutes an adequate treatment dose among individuals with gambling disorder. During clinical internship, he became more interested in the mechanisms and processes influencing substance use disorder treatment outcomes and collaborated on multiple studies of contingency management treatment. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Pfund will examine what constitutes an adequate treatment dose among individuals with alcohol use disorder from a precision medicine perspective.
Dr. Pfund graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at the University of Scranton (2013). He completed a Masters of Science degree in clinical psychology (2017) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology (2020) at The University of Memphis. Dr. Pfund matched and completed the Psychology Internship Training Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2019-2020). He is currently working with Dr. Katie Witkiewitz at University of New Mexico.