William Stoops, PhD

  • Associate Director for Clinical Science

Dr. William W. Stoops is a Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry and Psychology and a faculty member of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky (UK). He is also the Associate Director for Clinical Research of the UK Substance Use Priority Research Area and Director of the UK Clinical Research Support Office. Dr. Stoops’ research uses human laboratory and clinical trial methods to understand the behavioral and pharmacological factors contributing to substance use disorder, focusing mainly on cocaine use disorder. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Cancer Institute.