Suzan Winders-Barrett

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)

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 ,

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.


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