Evan H. Goulding, M.D., Ph.D.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Evan H. Goulding, M.D., Ph.D. Alumni (2012 - 2014)


Dr. Evan Goulding is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University. He became interested in addiction during school while working with dual diagnosis patients at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. His current clinical interests involve brief interventions for problem drinking in outpatient psychiatric patient populations and the treatment of substance use disorders in individuals with bipolar disorder. He is actively involved in training students and psychiatry residents with an emphasis on the role of substance use disorders.

His research interests focus on developing novel mouse models of addictive disorders utilizing automated continuous monitoring to achieve high-throughput detection of multiple addiction-like behaviors in mice. Efficiently capturing essential behavioral features of human addiction in mice, such as progressive changes in drug intake patterns and disruption of normal patterns of functioning (e.g. sleeping and eating) by drug intake, should provide a means to develop and test new pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders.

Dr. Goulding’s research also takes advantage of existing technologies, such as mobile phones, to begin characterizing how monitoring daily patterns of human behavior such as activity levels, sleep, text and voice calling, and location in the environment might provide new methods to predict and intervene in substance use relapse. By quantitatively assessing similar behavioral patterns which can be impacted by drug use in both humans and mice, Dr. Goulding’s research aims to more effectively translate findings between animal and human research in the area of substance use disorders.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University
303 East Chicago Avenue, Ward 9-217
Chicago, IL 60611


(312) 503-1189




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