David Michael Ledgerwood (af7500)

University Information

Title: Associate Professor
Unit: Psychiatry
Department: School of Medicine

Contact Information

2761 East Jefferson
Detroit, 48207

Division of Research

Email: dledgerw@med.wayne.edu
Phone: 313-993-1363
Address: 2761 East Jefferson
Title: Associate Professor
Homepage URL: http://psychiatry.med.wayne.edu/profile.php?id=95639

Dr. Ledgerwood is a licensed clinical psychologist and recognized expert in the study of pathological gambling disorders. He has published several papers on topics related to pathological gambling and has participated in multiple initiatives across North America to train therapists in the treatment of gambling problems. Dr. Ledgerwood is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Area of Expertise:
  • Problem gambling
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
School/College: WSU School of Medicine

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

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)
Email: dledgerw@med.wayne.edu
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

David Michael Ledgerwood

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