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Shona Ray-Griffith

CredentialsArkansas State Medical Board
Diplomat, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomat, Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPSY Psychiatry, College of Medicine
DivisionPSY PRI Faculty
Address Hospital (new hospital)
4224 Shuffield Dr.
Mail Slot # 843A
Little Rock AR 72205
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentObstetrics And Gynecology, College of Medicine

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    As a clinical educator, my focus is on expanding knowledge of mental illness, including substance use disorders and chronic pain, during the perinatal period among health care professionals. My research topics of interest include chronic pain and substance use disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period with an emphasis on multi-departmental and multi-institutional collaborations.

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    International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology
    The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health
    North American Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Marce of North America
    American Psychiatry Association
    American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
    American College of Academic Addiction Medicine
    Arkansas Branch of Postpartum Support International
    Arkansas Psychiatric Society
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    Women's Clinic
    Comorbid Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorder during Pregnancy Clinic

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    Ambulatory Director, Women's Mental Health Program, UAMS

    Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship, UAMS

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    Baylor University, Waco, TXBA05/2005Biology
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TXMD05/2009
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR06/2013Psychiatry
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR06/2014Reproductive Psychiatry

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    As an attending physician in the Departments of Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn, I regularly participate in the bedside teaching of medical students as well as residents and fellows in Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn, such as maternal fetal medicine fellows. Additionally, I am the program director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at UAMS.

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    Research interests include chronic pain disorders in pregnancy, perinatal neuropsychiatric illnesses, and substance abuse disorders in pregnancy. Current research interest include the impact of chronic pain disorders and its management in pregnancy.

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    31814     (ESWARAN, HARI)Jan 15, 2024 - Jan 14, 2026
    Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
    Studying the Effect of SSRI on Fetal Brain Development Using Magnetoencephalography
    Role: Principal Investigator

    23560     (RAY-GRIFFITH, SHONA)Jan 15, 2016 - Jan 14, 2018
    Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
    Fetal Acetaminophen: A Potential Neurobehavioral Teratogen
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (RAY-GRIFFITH, SHONA L)Dec 2, 2015 - Nov 30, 2017
    KL2 Scholar Award
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. White WR, Ray-Griffith SL, Coker JL. Time to pay attention: an underrecognized casualty of the opioid epidemic. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2023 08; 26(4):561-563. PMID: 37284906.
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    2. Hayes CJ, Gannon MA, Woodward EN, Long CR, George M, Ray-Griffith S, Tobey LR, Goree J. Implementation and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Multidisciplinary Telemedicine Pilot Initiative for Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Rural and Underserved Areas at a Major Academic Medical Center. J Pain Res. 2023; 16:55-69. PMID: 36636266.
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    3. White WR, Coker JL, Ray-Griffith SL. Psychiatric participation in US Maternal Mortality Review Committees. Lancet Psychiatry. 2022 09; 9(9):697-698. PMID: 35964581.
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    4. Ghahremani T, Magann EF, Phillips A, Ray-Griffith SL, Coker JL, Stowe ZN. Women's Mental Health Services and Pregnancy: A Review. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2022 Feb; 77(2):122-129. PMID: 35201363.
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    5. Hayes CJ, Morgan HR, Cucciare MA, George M, Goree JH, Hudson TJ, Ray-Griffith SL, Tobey L, Bollinger M, Winston K, Praseuth A, Smith GR. A program evaluation of Arkansas Improving Multidisciplinary Pain Care and Treatment (AR-IMPACT). J Opioid Manag. 2021 May-Jun; 17(3):227-239. PMID: 34259334.
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    6. Coker JL, Ray-Griffith SL, McLeod C, Han X, Mancino M, Kearns GL, Stowe ZN. Clearance of buprenorphine during pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 12; 24(6):933-939. PMID: 33864131.
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    7. Rabie N, Shah R, Ray-Griffith S, Coker JL, Magann EF, Stowe ZN. Continuous Fetal Monitoring During Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Prospective Observation Study. Int J Womens Health. 2021; 13:1-7. PMID: 33442300.
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    8. Ray-Griffith S, Tharp E, Coker JL, Catlin D, Knight B, Stowe ZN. Buprenorphine Medication for Opioid Use Disorder: A Study of Factors Associated With Postpartum Treatment Retention. Am J Addict. 2021 01; 30(1):43-48. PMID: 32673447.
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    9. Kroska EB, Meller EW, Doyle R, Coker JL, Knight BT, Ray-Griffith SL, Nembhard WN, Stowe ZN. Drug screening during pregnancy: Urine dip cups measure up. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 11 01; 204:107461. PMID: 31521952.
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    10. Ray-Griffith SL, Morrison B, Stowe ZN. Chronic Pain Prevalence and Exposures during Pregnancy. Pain Res Manag. 2019; 2019:6985164. PMID: 31485284.
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    11. Ray-Griffith SL, Chopra D, Stowe ZN, Martin BC. Claims for contraceptive services among young women filling chronic opioid prescriptions. Contraception. 2019 05; 99(5):296-299. PMID: 30763579.
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    12. Coker JL, Catlin D, Ray-Griffith S, Knight B, Stowe ZN. Buprenorphine medication-assisted treatment during pregnancy: An exploratory factor analysis associated with adherence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:146-149. PMID: 30253377.
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    13. Escalona-Vargas D, Coker JL, Ray-Griffith S, Siegel ER, Lowery CL, Stowe ZN, Eswaran H. Fetal assessment in buprenorphine-maintained women using fetal magnetoencephalography: a pilot study. Addiction. 2018 10; 113(10):1895-1904. PMID: 29781091.
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    14. Ray-Griffith SL, Wendel MP, Stowe ZN, Magann EF. Chronic pain during pregnancy: a review of the literature. Int J Womens Health. 2018; 10:153-164. PMID: 29692634.
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    15. Ray-Griffith SL, Eads LA, Han X, Golden K, Stowe ZN. A Randomized Pilot Study Comparing Ketamine and Methohexital Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients With Depression. J ECT. 2017 Dec; 33(4):268-271. PMID: 28422805.
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    16. Ray-Griffith SL, Coker JL, Rabie N, Eads LA, Golden KJ, Stowe ZN. Pregnancy and Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Multidisciplinary Approach. J ECT. 2016 Jun; 32(2):104-12. PMID: 26796501.
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    17. Ray-Griffith SL, Krain L, Messias E, Wilkins KM. Fostering Medical Student Interest in Geriatrics and Geriatric Psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 40(6):960-961. PMID: 26474997.
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    18. Ray S, Stowe ZN. The use of antidepressant medication in pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Jan; 28(1):71-83. PMID: 24211026.
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