Erik W. Gunderson, MD
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Gunderson is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry. Between 2003-2008, he had an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (in Psychiatry), working as Medical Director of the Buprenorphine Program of Columbia University, a program that specializes in the treatment of opioid dependence, and was Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Research Center (SURC), a human behavioral pharmacology research laboratory.
With an interdisciplinary appointment in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Gunderson's clinical and research interests involved integration of substance abuse treatment into primary care. He currently is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine. He is funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse Career Development Award (K23) to study buprenorphine treatment of opioid dependence in primary care.