SBIRT Leadership

MUSC SBIRT Council of Directors



Area of Expertise

Jeffrey J Borckardt, PhD

Professor; Departments of Psychiatry, Anesthesia and Stomatology; Assistant Provost, Interprofessional Initiatives; Director, Division of BioBehavioral Medicine, MUSC, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Substance use disorder (SUD), mental health, interprofessional collaboration, VAMCintegration

Chanda F Brown, PhD, LMSW

Director, The Charleston Center, SC Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)

Delivery of SUD treatment services tounderserved and disadvantaged population through Charleston County DAODAS clinic

Sarah Gainey, MSW, LISW-CP

SBIRT Program Manager, College of Nursing, MUSC

SUD prevention and treatment, Motivational Interviewing (MI) delivery and training, clinical social work, program implementation

David Garr, MD

Professor, Associate Dean for Community Medicine, Executive Director, SC Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC), MUSC

COM training and delivery of care to underserved community throughout SC

Kristin Hood Watson, MD

Assistance Professor, Department of Family Medicine, COM, MUSC

Medical education and underserved groups

Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, APRN, BC-ADM, RD, LD, FAAN

Ann Darlington Edwards Endowed Chair Research Professor, CON, MUSC

Reducing racial disparities, creating effective academic community partnerships

Donna Kern, MD

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Curriculum, COM, MUSC

Curriculum and Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) implementation

Joy Lauerer DNP, PMHCNS, BC

Assistant Professor
CoN; Co-Director VAMC Psychiatric NP residency Program

Care of homeless families and children, child and adolescent psychiatric mental health, nursing curriculum development and implementation

Cristina López, Ph.D.

Assistant ProfessorMedical University of South CarolinaCollege of Nursing &COM Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Health disparities and cultural competency

Wendy Muzzy, MRA, MLIS

Research Instructor
College of Nursing, MUSC

Behavioral intervention technologies, on-line education development

Christopher Pelic, MD

Vice Chair for Education and Training and the COM Medical School
Psychiatry Clerkship Director, MUSC, Ralph H Johnson VAMC

Development of didactic and clinical opportunities for COM students, VAMC Medical Consortium curriculum implementation

Anita Ramsetty, MD

Clinical Assistant Instructor,
Department of Family Medicine, COM, MUSC


Delivery of services to underserved and disadvantaged population through free, student-run CARES clinic

Alyssa Rheingold, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Psychiatry Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, COM Development Committee, MUSC

MI and evidence based behavioral treatment interventions, COM curriculum development

Gigi Smith, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for
Academics at the College of Nursing, MUSC

CON curriculum development and implementation, online nursing program development, screening tool implementation

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Area of Expertise

Laurine Charles, PhD

Associate Director, Division of Education and Student Support, COM; Member, University Honors Council and MUSC Alliance for Equality

Interprofessional educational organization and GLBTQI awareness and advocacy

Rachael McNamara, MA

Outreach Prevention, College of Charleston Counseling Center

Young adult intervention and prevention


Melissa Moore

Executive Director, We Are Family

GLBTQI awareness and advocacy

Melissa Prendergast

Director of Nursing Services, Charleston County School District

School nursing

Dot S. Scott

Chapter President, NAACP

Social justice

Porcher Washington, MA, CACII, MHRD

Education & Employment Specialist
SCAADAC Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
One80 Place

Screening implementation for homeless and other disadvantaged groups