Dr. Ty S. Schepis

Associate Professor

Dr. Ty S. Schepis

(512) 245-6805


UAC 238

By Appointment


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Dr. Schepis is currently accepting new Graduate Students.

Dr. Schepis is not currently accepting new Undergraduate Assistants.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

Research Information

Dr. Schepis' research is on substance use, primarily on:
*adolescent and young adult prescription misuse
*prescription misuse and psychopathology
*adolescent and young adult nicotine use, including both traditional and e-cigarette use.


B.S., Neuroscience, Texas Christian University, 1999
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2006
NIDA-funded T32 NRSA Fellowship, Substance Abuse, Yale University School of Medicine, 2006-2009


Recent Publications (see links below for full list):

Schepis, T. S., McCabe, S. E. (2016). Trends in older adult nonmedical
prescription drug use prevalence: Results from the 2002-2003 and 2012-2013
National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Addictive Behaviors, 60, 219-222.
doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.04.020

Schepis, T. S., Tapscott, B. E., Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2016). Stress-related increases
in risk taking and attentional failures predict earlier relapse to smoking in
young adults: A pilot investigation. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(2), 110-119.

Schepis, T. S., West, B. T., Teter, C. J., McCabe, S. E. (2016). Prevalence and
correlates of co-ingestion of prescription tranquilizers and other psychoactive
substances by U.S. high school seniors: Results from a national survey.
Addictive Behaviors, 52, 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.08.002

Schepis, T. S., Cavallo, D. A., Kong, G., Liss, T. B., Liss, A., Krishnan-Sarin, S.
(2015). Predicting initiation of smoking cessation treatment and outcome
among adolescents using stressful life events and coping style. Substance
Abuse, 36(4), 478-485. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2014.983585

McCabe, S. E., West, B. T., Schepis, T., Teter, C. J. (2015). Simultaneous coingestion
of prescription stimulants, alcohol and other drugs: a multi-cohort
national study of US adolescents. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and
Experimental, 30(1), 42-51. doi: 10.1002/hup.2449