Phone: (919) 966-4652
Phone (Faculty Practice): (919) 929-7449
B.A., Biology with Honors, University of Illinois, Urbana
M.D., University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
Residency, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Fellowship, Clinical Associate, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. James Garbutt runs two clinics for the evaluation and treatment of substance use disorders with or without co-existing psychiatric illnesses. He is interested in the psychopharmacology of alcoholism and markers of risk for alcohol use disorders. Dr. Garbutt is the Medical Director of our Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and runs a clinic that evaluates and treats individuals with alcoholism, other drug problems, and psychiatric illnesses. His group generally has several active clinical trials of new medications for alcoholism.
Tommerdahl MA, Nguyen RH, Gillen C, Garbutt JC, Kampov-Polevoi A, Holden JK, Francisco EM. Centrally-mediated sensory information processing is impacted with increased alcohol consumption in college-aged individuals. Brain Research 1492:53-62, 2013.
Pedersen CA, Smedley KL, Leserman J, Jarskog LF, Rau SW, Kampov-Polevoi A, Casey RL, Fender T, Garbutt JC. Intranasal oxytocin blocks alcohol withdrawal in human subjects. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experiemental Research 37:484-489, 2013.
Jonas DE, Garbutt JC, Amick HR, Brown JM, Brownley KA, Council CL, Viera AJ, Wilkins TM, Schwartz CJ, Richmond ER, Yeatts J, Swinson Evans T, Wood S, Harris RP. Behavioral counseling following screening for alcohol misuse in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Annals of Internal Medicine 157:645-54, 2012.
Garbutt JC, Kampov-Polevoy AB, Gallop R, Kalka-Juhl L, Flannery, BA. Efficacy and safety of baclofen for alcohol dependence: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 34(11):1849-57, 2010.
Lange LA, Kampov-Polevoy AB, Garbutt JC. Sweet liking and high novelty seeking: independent phenotypes associated with alcohol-related problems. Alcohol Alcoholism 45(5):431-6, 2010.