Sean O'Connor, M.D.

Sean J. O'Connor, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering


Personal Statement  The opportunities that are available on the IUPUI campus for collaborative research on the causes and cure for alcoholism cannot be matched anywhere else in America; I am proud to be a part the resource.
Education  Undergraduate: Cornell University

Graduate School:
Cornell University
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Yale University

Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Site Supervisor for the Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship and Residency Rotations, creator of the web-based curriculum for undergraduate medical education in addictions. Committee member on several Ph.D. theses.

Clinical: Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Section at the Roudebush Veterans Medical Center.

Research: Director Neural Systems Laboratories, located in the Indiana University and VA hospitals, Scientific Director for Human Studies – Indiana Alcohol Research Center; PI, investigator or consultant on numerous research grants sponsored by the NIAAA and private industry. Inventor of alcohol administration systems currently used in research laboratories around the world.
Recent Publications  Plawecki M, Han JJ, Doerschul P, Ramchandani V, O’Connor S: Physiologically Based (PBPK) Models for Ethanol. IEEE Trans on BioMed. Eng 2008 55:12 2691-2700

Zimmermann US, Mick I, Vitvitskyi V, Plawecki MH, Mann KF, O'Connor S. Development and pilot validation of computer-assisted self-infusion of ethanol (CASE): a new method to study alcohol self-administration in humans. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2008 Jul;32(7):1321-8.

Chen AC, Tang Y, Rangaswamy M, Wang JC, Almasy L, Foroud T, Edenberg HJ,Hesselbrock V, Nurnberger J Jr, Kuperman S, O'Connor SJ, Schuckit MA, Bauer LO, Tischfield J, Rice JP, Bierut L, Goate A, Porjesz B. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in a glutamate receptor gene (GRM8) with theta power of event-related oscillations and alcohol dependence. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Sean O'Connor, M.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
(317) 988-2514

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313