David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

Position Title

Associate Professor

Office Address

Tolan Park
Detroit, MI 48201
Suite 2A, Room 223

Office Phone



Dr. Ledgerwood is Associate Professor and a clinical psychologist within the Substance Abuse Research Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. His work focuses on the treatment and etiology of substance use and behavioral addiction disorders. His recent NIH funded research has included clinical trials examining behavioral treatments for smoking cessation among individuals living with HIV and parents of teens enrolled in juvenile drug court. He is also internationally recognized as an expert in the study of gambling disorder.

Education Training

  • University of Windsor, Ontario, 1995, B.A. (Psychology, Hons.)
  • University of Windsor, Ontario, 1997, M.A. (Applied Social Psychology)
  • University of Windsor, Ontario, 2003, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, 2003 (Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Fellowship)

Research Interests

  • Gambling disorder
  • Behavioral addictions
  • Substance use disorders
  • Tobacco use
  • Contingency management
  • Behavioral addiction treatments
  • Impulsivity


Clinical/Research Interests

Substance Abuse
Gambling Disorder


PubMed for past 5 years

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