Lindsay Oberleitner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Lindsay OberleitnerLindsay Oberleitner joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in December of 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. At OUWB, she teaches in behavioral sciences.

Dr. Oberleitner received her B.A. in Psychology from Albion College, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University, with a focus on clinical health psychology. She then completed a NIDA T32 postdoctoral research fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She continued as faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine until 2019, with involvement in the Divisions of Substance Abuse and Law and Psychiatry. At Yale she was the Associate Director for a forensic addiction clinic, where she provided administrative and clinical supervision for an interdisciplinary team, and co-developed a prison re-entry addiction initiative with an identified focus on opioid overdose prevention. Dr. Oberleitner provided clinical training and seminars on the intersections of chronic health problems, criminal justice, and addiction at Yale School of Medicine for psychology and psychiatry trainees. From 2019-2020 she was faculty at Western Connecticut State University where she was integral in the course development for a newly developed graduate program in Addiction Studies.

Dr. Oberleitner's primary research interests are the intersections of substance use disorders and chronic health conditions, with a specific interest in how these issues are manifested in criminal justice populations. Dr. Oberleitner is interested in developing treatments that effectively target the role of emotions, trauma, and gender differences in individuals with co-occurring addiction, chronic health conditions, and/or criminal justice involvement. She is also interested in research and efforts to strengthen and expand the interdisciplinary addiction treatment workforce, as well as best practices in improving the integration of interdisciplinary approaches and patient-centered communication to clinical practice in graduate/medical training programs. On a personal level, she loves to run, craft and bake with her three kids, and get out into nature to hike.

Contact Information:
Office: 450 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3665
Email: loberleitner@oakland.edu

Specialties:
Behavioral science, patient centered care, addiction

Education:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology Minor, Wayne State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology Minor, Wayne State University

Research Interests:
Addiction, overdose prevention, harm reduction, chronic pain, criminal justice populations, addiction workforce development, interdisciplinary training