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Martha E. Brown, M.D.

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Dr. Brown is currently the Director of the USF Division of Addiction Medicine and Professional Health Services, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. She was recently appointed to Associate Dean for Faculty Development. She received her M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1981. She also completed her psychiatry training and a substance abuse two year fellowship (which included working at ADAMHA in 1987 with Dr. Ian MacDonald) at MUSC. She was recently selected as one of 45 ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) fellows for 2005-2006 and is currently an elected member of the USF College of Medicine Faculty Council. She has been involved in drug testing in the workplace since 1990 and has been a certified Medical Review Officer since 1997. She is a consultant and/or treating physician for the NFL, Major League Baseball, Florida Department of Health, Florida Bar, PRN (Professional Resource Network), IPN (Intervention Project for Nurses), FLA (Florida Lawyer's Assistance Program), and various other organizations. She served as the State Medical Director for the Louisiana Physicians Health Program from 1994-2000, before resigning to move to Florida. She has served on the National AMERSA Executive Committee as well as co-chaired the AMERSA Assistance for Healthcare Professionals Task Force. She was an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at LSU Medical Center from 1995-2000 and Associate Medical Director for Mental Health Services at the Medical Center of New Orleans from 1998-2000. Additionally, she was the Medical Director of the LSU Campus Assistance Program and the Medical Center of New Orleans Assistance and Drug Testing Program.

Starting in 1990 Dr. Brown helped develop and run a full service EAP and drug testing service at LSUMC covering employees, faculty, physicians, students, and residents. Under her leadership a DFWP Policy and Drug Testing Policy were developed and implemented, along with prevention services and trainings. At USF Dr. Brown has continued to work in the above areas, as well as in disruptive behavior, psychiatric disorders, and medical issues causing impairment in the workplace. She has published, as well as trained and consulted extensively on DFWP policy, Fitness for Duty issues, drug testing, MRO services, EAPs, and impairment issues in the workplace, particularly concerning healthcare professionals. She serves as a national MRO and is currently helping investigate the role of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) testing in the workplace.

Robert G. Moering, Psy.D.

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Dr. Moering is a Licensed Psychologist and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Addiction Medicine and Professional Health Services. He received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his Doctor of Psychology degree from Florida Tech. Dr. Moering completed his Internship at the James A. Haley Veteran's Administration Hospital in Tampa and was subsequently appointed as the staff psychologist for the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program. He has worked as the Senior Psychologist for the Florida Department of Corrections, supervising three state prisons. He has held his current appointment at USF since January 2005. He teaches and supervises psychiatry residents, medical students, post-doctoral psychology residents, psychology pre-doctoral interns, and undergraduate psychology students. Dr. Moering's clinical practice consists of psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis, and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Moering's research interests include psychological assessments, normative data, Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) testing, and impaired professionals. He has published on normative data and MMPI-2 profiles in PTSD as well as presented at the APA and ACA national conferences.