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    Tamara Wall

    TitleProfessor In Residence
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #9116-B
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-552-8585
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      Biography

      Dr. Wall received her B.A. in Psychology from UCSD and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Joint Doctoral Program between SDSU and UCSD. She completed an internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the UCSF where she specialized in substance abuse services. Dr. Wall is Associate Chief of the Psychology Service and Director of Mental Health Education and Training at VASDHS. She is Training Director of the VASDHS-UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, Co-Director of the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment at VASDHS, and Associate Director of the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

      Research Interests

      Dr. Wall’s research is focused on factors and processes that predispose and/or protect individuals, particularly ethnic minorities, from alcohol and other substance involvement. She has studied Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Jewish and non-Jewish Caucasians. Each of these projects was designed to examine variations in the genes that regulate alcohol metabolism, their protective associations with alcohol- and other substance-related behavior, potential mechanisms of action, as well as additional biological and/or psychosocial factors associated with alcohol and other substance involvement.

      Clinical Focus

      Dr. Wall is licensed as a psychologist in the state of California. She supervises doctoral students, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows who perform clinical rotations at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.


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      Genetics and Progression of Early-onset Substance Dependence and HIV Risk
      NIH/NIDA R01DA035804Apr 15, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
      Role: Co-Principal Investigator
      Genetics of Adolescent Antisocial Drug Dependence
      NIH/NIDA R01DA021905Jul 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2013
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Alcohol Research: Risk and Protection in Ethnic Groups
      NIH/NIAAA K02AA000269Aug 1, 1998 - Jun 30, 2009
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Alcohol Involvement in Asian American Men and Women
      NIH/NIAAA R01AA011257Mar 1, 1996 - Aug 31, 2012
      Role: Principal Investigator
      RESPONSE TO ALCOHOL IN ASIAN MEN AND WOMEN
      NIH/NIAAA R29AA011257Mar 1, 1996 - Feb 28, 2001
      Role: Principal Investigator
      RESPONSE TO ALCOHOL IN ASIANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS
      NIH/NIAAA K20AA000155Jul 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 1998
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Luczak SE, Liang T, Wall T. Age of Drinking Initiation as a Risk Factor for Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms is Moderated by ALDH2*2 and Ethnicity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 28847041.
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      2. Luczak SE, Khoddam R, Yu S, Wall T, Schwartz A, Sussman S. Review: Prevalence and co-occurrence of addictions in US ethnic/racial groups: Implications for genetic research. Am J Addict. 2017 Aug; 26(5):424-436. PMID: 27759944.
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      3. Luk JW, Worley MJ, Winiger E, Trim RS, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Brown SA, Wall T. Risky driving and sexual behaviors as developmental outcomes of co-occurring substance use and antisocial behavior. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Dec 01; 169:19-25. PMID: 27750183.
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      4. Qiu B, Luczak SE, Wall T, Kirchhoff AM, Xu Y, Eng MY, Stewart RB, Shou W, Boehm SL, Chester JA, Yong W, Liang T. The FKBP5 Gene Affects Alcohol Drinking in Knockout Mice and Is Implicated in Alcohol Drinking in Humans. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Aug 05; 17(8). PMID: 27527158; PMCID: PMC5000669.
      5. Luczak SE, Wall T. Gambling problems and comorbidity with alcohol use disorders in Chinese-, Korean-, and White-American college students. Am J Addict. 2016 Apr; 25(3):195-202. PMID: 26935871.
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      6. Choi TK, Worley MJ, Trim RS, Howard D, Brown SA, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Wall T. Effect of adolescent substance use and antisocial behavior on the development of early adulthood depression. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Apr 30; 238:143-149. PMID: 27086224.
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      7. Wall T, Luczak SE, Hiller-Sturmhöfel S. Biology, Genetics, and Environment: Underlying Factors Influencing Alcohol Metabolism. Alcohol Res. 2016; 38(1):59-68. PMID: 27163368; PMCID: PMC4872614.
      8. Schwantes-An TH, Zhang J, Chen LS, Hartz SM, Culverhouse RC, Chen X, Coon H, Frank J, Kamens HM, Konte B, Kovanen L, Latvala A, Legrand LN, Maher BS, Melroy WE, Nelson EC, Reid MW, Robinson JD, Shen PH, Yang BZ, Andrews JA, Aveyard P, Beltcheva O, Brown SA, Cannon DS, Cichon S, Corley RP, Dahmen N, Degenhardt L, Foroud T, Gaebel W, Giegling I, Glatt SJ, Grucza RA, Hardin J, Hartmann AM, Heath AC, Herms S, Hodgkinson CA, Hoffmann P, Hops H, Huizinga D, Ising M, Johnson EO, Johnstone E, Kaneva RP, Kendler KS, Kiefer F, Kranzler HR, Krauter KS, Levran O, Lucae S, Lynskey MT, Maier W, Mann K, Martin NG, Mattheisen M, Montgomery GW, Müller-Myhsok B, Murphy MF, Neale MC, Nikolov MA, Nishita D, Nöthen MM, Nurnberger J, Partonen T, Pergadia ML, Reynolds M, Ridinger M, Rose RJ, Rouvinen-Lagerström N, Scherbaum N, Schmäl C, Soyka M, Stallings MC, Steffens M, Treutlein J, Tsuang M, Wall T, Wodarz N, Yuferov V, Zill P, Bergen AW, Chen J, Cinciripini PM, Edenberg HJ, Ehringer MA, Ferrell RE, Gelernter J, Goldman D, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Iacono WG, Kaprio J, Kreek MJ, Kremensky IM, Madden PA, McGue M, Munafò MR, Philibert RA, Rietschel M, Roy A, Rujescu D, Saarikoski ST, Swan GE, Todorov AA, Vanyukov MM, Weiss RB, Bierut LJ, Saccone NL. Association of the OPRM1 Variant rs1799971 (A118G) with Non-Specific Liability to Substance Dependence in a Collaborative de novo Meta-Analysis of European-Ancestry Cohorts. Behav Genet. 2016 Mar; 46(2):151-69. PMID: 26392368; PMCID: PMC4752855 [Available on 03/01/17].
      9. Trim RS, Worley MJ, Wall T, Hopfer CJ, Crowley TJ, Hewitt JK, Brown SA. Bivariate Trajectories of Substance Use and Antisocial Behavior: Associations with Emerging Adult Outcomes in a High-Risk Sample. Emerg Adulthood. 2015 Aug 01; 3(4):265-276. PMID: 26889401.
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      10. Luczak SE, Rosen IG, Wall T. Development of a real-time repeated-measures assessment protocol to capture change over the course of a drinking episode. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015 Mar; 50(2):180-7. PMID: 25568142; PMCID: PMC4327345.
      11. Luczak SE, Yarnell LM, Prescott CA, Myers MG, Liang T, Wall T. Effects of ALDH2*2 on alcohol problem trajectories of Asian American college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014 Feb; 123(1):130-40. PMID: 24661165; PMCID: PMC4074595.
      12. Chartier KG, Scott DM, Wall T, Covault J, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Mills BA, Luczak SE, Caetano R, Arroyo JA. Framing ethnic variations in alcohol outcomes from biological pathways to neighborhood context. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Mar; 38(3):611-8. PMID: 24483624; PMCID: PMC3959254.
      13. Myers MG, Doran NM, Edland SD, Schweizer CA, Wall T. Cigarette smoking initiation during college predicts future alcohol involvement: a matched-samples study. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Nov; 74(6):909-16. PMID: 24172118.
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      14. Otto JM, Hendershot CS, Collins SE, Liang T, Wall T. Association of the ALDH1A1*2 promoter polymorphism with alcohol phenotypes in young adults with or without ALDH2*2. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan; 37(1):164-9. PMID: 22591209; PMCID: PMC3440549.
      15. Luczak SE, Pandika D, Shea SH, Eng MY, Liang T, Wall T. ALDH2 and ADH1B interactions in retrospective reports of low-dose reactions and initial sensitivity to alcohol in Asian American college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jul; 35(7):1238-45. PMID: 21355870; PMCID: PMC3116988.
      16. Hendershot CS, Witkiewitz K, George WH, Wall T, Otto JM, Liang T, Larimer ME. Evaluating a cognitive model of ALDH2 and drinking behavior. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jan; 35(1):91-8. PMID: 21039630; PMCID: PMC3057511.
      17. Hendershot CS, Otto JM, Collins SE, Liang T, Wall T. Evaluation of a brief web-based genetic feedback intervention for reducing alcohol-related health risks associated with ALDH2. Ann Behav Med. 2010 Aug; 40(1):77-88. PMID: 20652463; PMCID: PMC2977977.
      18. McCarthy DM, Pedersen SL, Lobos EA, Todd RD, Wall T. ADH1B*3 and response to alcohol in African-Americans. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jul; 34(7):1274-81. PMID: 20477764.
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      19. Hendershot CS, Neighbors C, George WH, McCarthy DM, Wall T, Liang T, Larimer ME. ALDH2, ADH1B and alcohol expectancies: integrating genetic and learning perspectives. Psychol Addict Behav. 2009 Sep; 23(3):452-63. PMID: 19769429; PMCID: PMC2761721.
      20. Myers MG, Doran NM, Trinidad DR, Wall T, Klonoff EA. A prospective study of cigarette smoking initiation during college: Chinese and Korean American students. Health Psychol. 2009 Jul; 28(4):448-56. PMID: 19594269; PMCID: PMC2742368.
      21. Hendershot CS, Collins SE, George WH, Wall T, McCarthy DM, Liang T, Larimer ME. Associations of ALDH2 and ADH1B genotypes with alcohol-related phenotypes in Asian young adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 May; 33(5):839-47. PMID: 19298323; PMCID: PMC2878767.
      22. Duranceaux NC, Schuckit MA, Luczak SE, Eng MY, Carr LG, Wall T. Ethnic differences in level of response to alcohol between Chinese Americans and Korean Americans. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Mar; 69(2):227-34. PMID: 18299763; PMCID: PMC2739570.
      23. Doran N, Myers MG, Luczak SE, Carr LG, Wall T. Stability of heavy episodic drinking in Chinese- and Korean-American college students: effects of ALDH2 gene status and behavioral undercontrol. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Nov; 68(6):789-97. PMID: 17960296.
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      24. Wall T, Schoedel K, Ring HZ, Luczak SE, Katsuyoshi DM, Tyndale RF. Differences in pharmacogenetics of nicotine and alcohol metabolism: review and recommendations for future research. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Sep; 9 Suppl 3:S459-74. PMID: 17978975.
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      25. Ehlers CL, Wall T, Corey L, Lau P, Gilder DA, Wilhelmsen K. Heritability of illicit drug use and transition to dependence in Southwest California Indians. Psychiatr Genet. 2007 Jun; 17(3):171-6. PMID: 17417061.
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      26. Eng MY, Luczak SE, Wall T. ALDH2, ADH1B, and ADH1C genotypes in Asians: a literature review. Alcohol Res Health. 2007; 30(1):22-7. PMID: 17718397; PMCID: PMC3860439.
      27. Venner KL, Wall T, Lau P, Ehlers CL. Testing of an orthogonal measure of cultural identification with adult mission Indians. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2006 Oct; 12(4):632-43. PMID: 17087525.
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      28. Duranceaux NC, Schuckit MA, Eng MY, Robinson SK, Carr LG, Wall T. Associations of variations in alcohol dehydrogenase genes with the level of response to alcohol in non-Asians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Sep; 30(9):1470-8. PMID: 16930209.
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      29. Luczak SE, Glatt SJ, Wall T. Meta-analyses of ALDH2 and ADH1B with alcohol dependence in Asians. Psychol Bull. 2006 Jul; 132(4):607-21. PMID: 16822169.
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      30. Byrd DA, Walden Miller S, Reilly J, Weber S, Wall T, Heaton RK. Early environmental factors, ethnicity, and adult cognitive test performance. Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 Jun; 20(2):243-60. PMID: 16690545.
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      31. Luczak SE, Shea SH, Hsueh AC, Chang J, Carr LG, Wall T. ALDH2*2 is associated with a decreased likelihood of alcohol-induced blackouts in Asian American college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 May; 67(3):349-53. PMID: 16608143.
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      32. Wall T. Genetic associations of alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenase with alcohol dependence and their mechanisms of action. Ther Drug Monit. 2005 Dec; 27(6):700-3. PMID: 16404797.
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      33. Wall T, Shea SH, Luczak SE, Cook TA, Carr LG. Genetic associations of alcohol dehydrogenase with alcohol use disorders and endophenotypes in white college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2005 Aug; 114(3):456-65. PMID: 16117582.
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      34. Mwenifumbo JC, Myers MG, Wall T, Lin SK, Sellers EM, Tyndale RF. Ethnic variation in CYP2A6*7, CYP2A6*8 and CYP2A6*10 as assessed with a novel haplotyping method. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2005 Mar; 15(3):189-92. PMID: 15861044.
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      35. Hendershot CS, MacPherson L, Myers MG, Carr LG, Wall T. Psychosocial, cultural and genetic influences on alcohol use in Asian American youth. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Mar; 66(2):185-95. PMID: 15957669; PMCID: PMC2749922.
      36. Cook TA, Luczak SE, Shea SH, Ehlers CL, Carr LG, Wall T. Associations of ALDH2 and ADH1B genotypes with response to alcohol in Asian Americans. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Mar; 66(2):196-204. PMID: 15957670.
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      37. Gilder DA, Wall T, Ehlers CL. Comorbidity of select anxiety and affective disorders with alcohol dependence in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Dec; 28(12):1805-13. PMID: 15608596.
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      38. Ehlers CL, Spence JP, Wall T, Gilder DA, Carr LG. Association of ALDH1 promoter polymorphisms with alcohol-related phenotypes in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Oct; 28(10):1481-6. PMID: 15597079.
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      39. Ehlers CL, Gilder DA, Wall T, Phillips E, Feiler H, Wilhelmsen KC. Genomic screen for loci associated with alcohol dependence in Mission Indians. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2004 Aug 15; 129B(1):110-5. PMID: 15274051.
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      40. Ehlers CL, Wall T, Betancourt M, Gilder DA. The clinical course of alcoholism in 243 Mission Indians. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 161(7):1204-10. PMID: 15229052.
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      41. Luczak SE, Wall T, Cook TA, Shea SH, Carr LG. ALDH2 status and conduct disorder mediate the relationship between ethnicity and alcohol dependence in Chinese, Korean, and White American college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2004 May; 113(2):271-8. PMID: 15122947.
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      42. Ehlers CL, Phillips E, Wall T, Wilhelmsen K, Schuckit MA. EEG alpha and level of response to alcohol in Hispanic- and non-Hispanic-American young adults with a family history of alcoholism. J Stud Alcohol. 2004 May; 65(3):301-8. PMID: 15222586.
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      43. Fromme K, de Wit H, Hutchison KE, Ray L, Corbin WR, Cook TA, Wall T, Goldman D. Biological and behavioral markers of alcohol sensitivity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Feb; 28(2):247-56. PMID: 15112932.
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      44. Spence JP, Liang T, Eriksson CJ, Taylor RE, Wall T, Ehlers CL, Carr LG. Evaluation of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 promoter polymorphisms identified in human populations. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Sep; 27(9):1389-94. PMID: 14506398; PMCID: PMC4560114.
      45. Ebberhart NC, Luczak SE, Avanecy N, Wall T. Family history of alcohol dependence in Asian Americans. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2003 Jul-Sep; 35(3):375-7. PMID: 14621135.
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      46. Luczak SE, Corbett K, Oh C, Carr LG, Wall T. Religious influences on heavy episodic drinking in Chinese-American and Korean-American college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2003 Jul; 64(4):467-71. PMID: 12921188.
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      47. Wall T, Carr LG, Ehlers CL. Protective association of genetic variation in alcohol dehydrogenase with alcohol dependence in Native American Mission Indians. Am J Psychiatry. 2003 Jan; 160(1):41-6. PMID: 12505800.
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      48. Luczak SE, Shea SH, Carr LG, Li TK, Wall T. Binge drinking in Jewish and non-Jewish white college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Dec; 26(12):1773-8. PMID: 12500100.
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      49. Mathews WC, Mar-Tang M, Ballard C, Colwell B, Abulhosn K, Noonan C, Barber RE, Wall T. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of early adherence after starting or changing antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2002 Apr; 16(4):157-72. PMID: 12015870.
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      50. Gilder DA, Wall T, Ehlers CL. Psychiatric diagnoses among Mission Indian children with and without a parental history of alcohol dependence. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 Jan; 63(1):18-23. PMID: 11925054.
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      51. Luczak SE, Elvine-Kreis B, Shea SH, Carr LG, Wall T. Genetic risk for alcoholism relates to level of response to alcohol in Asian-American men and women. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 Jan; 63(1):74-82. PMID: 11925062.
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      52. Wall T, Shea SH, Chan KK, Carr LG. A genetic association with the development of alcohol and other substance use behavior in Asian Americans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2001 Feb; 110(1):173-8. PMID: 11261392.
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      53. Wall T, Garcia-Andrade C, Wong V, Lau P, Ehlers CL. Parental history of alcoholism and problem behaviors in Native-American children and adolescents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000 Jan; 24(1):30-4. PMID: 10656189.
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