Lara Coughlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
U-M Addiction Center


Lara Coughlin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on developing and adapting interventions to improve outcomes for those with substance use disorders based on behavioral economic frameworks. Her research aims to improve access to empirically-based substance use prevention and treatments, especially in underserved populations.

Areas of Interest

  • Treatment development for substance use disorders based on behavioral economic frameworks
  • Using adaptive interventions to improve substance use disorder outcomes
  • Improving access to treatments for rural and other underserved populations

Clinical Interests

  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Contingency Management
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Addiction Center
  • APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship, Durham VA Medical Center
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Psychology, Davidson College

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