Suzan Winders-Barrett , PHD

Assistant Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

One Stetson Square

COM Psychiatry Affiliate Programs VA - 0559


PhD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Experimental Health Psychology)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Pain Management)

Internship: University of Alabama at Birmingham Training Consortium (Clinical Psychology)

Research and Practice Interests

Research interests include chronic pain management, smoking cessation and alcohol and substance abuse. She is the VA's only health psychologist.

Positions and Work Experience

1988 -1993 Assistant Professor of Psychology/Project Coordinator, University of Memphis,

1993 -1998 ssistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham,

1997 -1998 Staff Psychologist (half time), Birmingham VA Medical Center ,


Peer Reviewed Publications

Heffner, Jaimee L; Tran, Giao Q; Johnson, Candace S; Barrett, Suzan Winders; Blom, Thomas J; Thompson, Rachel D; Anthenelli, Robert M (2010. ) Combining motivational interviewing with compliance enhancement therapy (MI-CET): development and preliminary evaluation of a new, manual-guided psychosocial adjunct to alcohol-dependence pharmacotherapy. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, , 71 (1 ) ,61-70

Heffner, Jaimee L; Barrett, Suzan Winders; Anthenelli, Robert M Predicting alcohol misusers' readiness and ability to quit smoking: a critical review.Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), , 42 (3 ) ,186-95 More Information