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Faculty Detail    
Name KAREN L. CROPSEY
 
Campus Address SC 1004 Zip 0017
Phone 205-975-4204
E-mail kcropsey@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Psychiatry   Psych - Behavioral Neurobiology Associate Professor
Center  Center for AIDS Research  Center for AIDS Research Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Cropsey attended undergraduate and her masters degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for her doctoral training and completed internship in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in forensics and substance abuse at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University. She stayed on as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University after completing her fellowship training. She joined the faculty at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
College on the Problems of Drug Dependence  Member  www.cpdd.org 
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco  Member  www.srnt.org 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Substance Abuse
Description
Dr. Cropsey's interest centers on treating substance abuse in vulnerable populations such as individuals in the criminal justice system and persons living with HIV/AIDS. She has an ongoing program of research in smoking cessation interventions with individuals in the criminal justice system as well as studies investigating alcohol treatment for individuals living with HIV.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Clark, C. B., McCullumsmith, C. B., Waesche, M. C., Perkins, A., Islam, A. M., Francis, R., & Cropsey, K. L.* (2012). HIV risk characteristics in community corrections. Journal of Addiction Medicine. Dec 6: [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23222040.  23222040 
McCullumsmith, C.B., Clark, C.B., Perkins, A., Fife, J., Cropsey, K.L.* (2012). Gender and racial differences for suicide attempters and ideators in a high risk community corrections population, Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Nov 28: 1-13 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23195454.  23195454 
Clark, C. B., Perkins, A., McCullumsmith, C. B., Islam, M. A., Sung, J., & Cropsey, K. L.* (2012). What does self-identified drug of choice tell us about individuals under community corrections supervision? Journal of Addiction Medicine. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22227577.  22227577 
Clark, C. B., Perkins, A., McCullumsmith, C. B., Islam, M. A., Hanover, E. E., & Cropsey, K. L.* (2012). Characteristics of victims of sexual abuse by gender and race in a community corrections population. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 1844-1861. PMID: 22203627.
 
22203627 
Binswanger, I., Mueller, S., Clark, C., Cropsey, K.L.* (2011). Risk factors for cervical cancer in criminal justice settings. Journal of Women’s Health, 20, 1839-1845. PMID: 22004180.   22004180 
Ingersoll, K.S., Hettema, J.E., Cropsey, K.L., Jackson, J.P. (2011). Preconception markers of dual risk for alcohol and smoking-exposed pregnancy: tools for primary prevention. Journal of Women’s Health, 20, 1627-1633. PMID: 21838526.  21838526 
Cropsey, K.L., Lane, P.S., Hale, G.J., Jackson, D.O., Clark, C.B.. Ingersoll, K.S., Islam, M.A., Stitzer, M.L. (2011). Results of a pilot randomized controlled trial of buprenorphine for opioid dependent women in the criminal justice system. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 119, 172-178. PMID: 21782352.  21782352 
Jackson, D.O., Mrug, S., Cook, F., Beidleman, W., & Cropsey, K.L.* (2011). Factors predicting substance dependence and psychotropic medication use among offenders in community corrections. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 755-758. PMID: 21367532.   21367532 
Cropsey, K.L., Jackson, D.O., Hale, G.J., Carpenter, M.J., Stitzer, M.L. (2011). Impact of self-initiated pre-quit smoking reduction on cessation rates: results of a clinical trial of smoking cessation among female prisoners. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 73-78. PMID: 20888129.  20888129 

Keywords
Criminal justice, substance abuse, tobacco, opiates, HIV