JAMES J. MAHONEY, III, PhD
Grant Services Consultant
Education: James received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater College (VA) and his Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University (CA). In addition, he is currently pursuing the Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the University of Houston in the department of Counseling Psychology and will be completing his pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center where he will be specializing in neuropsychology.
Experience: James currently serves as the Clinical Research Manager for a lab at the Baylor College of Medicine where the primary focus is Phase-I clinical trials for stimulant addiction.
Over the past year, James has managed 8 individually funded protocols (along with several pilot projects) with total direct costs of over 1.6 million dollars and indirect costs of over 769,000 dollars. As part of his position, in addition to training and overseeing all research coordinators, he is involved in all aspects of staff management, including hiring, training, administering disciplinary action, and termination of employees. James has over 13 years of research experience with 9 years dedicated to clinical research. He has co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts, co-authored several book chapters, and recently co-authored a textbook entitled “Substance Abuse across the Lifespan”. In addition, he has presented original research findings at several international conferences including the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Society for Neuroscience, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. James has worked at a variety of research institutions including the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis (University of Miami) and the Neuropsychiatric Institute (University of California – Los Angeles). He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several major journals including Psychopharmacology, European Neuropsychopharmacology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, and Psychiatry Research.