Peter Martin, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1601 23rd Avenue South, 3rd Floor TN, Nashville, TN, 37212
(615) 322-3527 (office)

Research Description

Dr. Martin's research and scholarly interests include the molecular basis, diagnosis, and treatment of drug use disorders with an emphasis on substance-induced mental disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. This includes investigations of the molecular biology of thiamine; magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging to elucidate the pathogenesis of addiction and alcohol-induced brain damage; the clinical pharmacology of addictive substances; pharmacogenomic factors in treatment of opioid dependence and psychiatric disorders during pregnancy.

Clinical Interest

Dr. Martin treats drug use and addictive disorders and associated psychiatric disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Vanderbilt using an integrated pharmacopsychosocial approach to treatment. He has particular expertise in medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnant women and in psychopharmacological treatments of other drug use disorders.

Selected Publications