Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Caren L. Steinmiller, Ph.D.

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Caren L. Steinmiller
Associate Lecturer
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, 280B

B.S. The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
M.S. The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology
Ph.D. Wayne State University SoM, Detroit, MI
Cellular and Clinical Neurobiology

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Neuroscience of Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Behavioral Neuroscience of Poly-Substance Abuse/Addiction and Treatment
  • Behavioral Neuroscience of Alcohol Abuse/Addiction and Treatment
  • Behavioral Economic Analysis of Drug Abuse and its Consequences


Greenwald MK, Steinmiller CL (2014) Cocaine behavioral economics: from the naturalistic environment to the controlled laboratory setting.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  141:27-33.  doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.04.028

 Greenwald MK, Ledgerwood DM, Lundahl LH, Steinmiller CL (March 2014)  Effects of Experimental Analogs of Contingency Management Treatment on Cocaine Seeking Behavior.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  139:164-168.  doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.03.009

 Peeters MJ, Schmude KA, Steinmiller CL (2014) Inter-rater reliability and false confidence in precision: using standard error of measurement within PharmD admissions essay rubric development.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

 Greenwald MK, Lundahl LH, Steinmiller CL (2013) Yohimbine increases opioid-seeking behavior in heroin-dependent, buprenorphine-maintained individuals.  Psychopharmacology.  225(4):811-824.  DOI: 10.1007/s00213-012-2868-9

 Steinmiller CL, Diederichs C, Roehrs TA, Hyde M, Greenwald MK, Roth T (2012) Post-surgical patient controlled morphine self-administration is greater in hospitalized abstinent smokers than non-smokers. Journal of Opioid Management. 8(4):227-235. DOI:10.5055/jom.2012.0120

 Greenwald MK, Steinmiller CL, Śliwerska E, Lundahl LH, Burmeister M (2013) BDNF Val66Met genotype is associated with drug-seeking phenotypes in heroin-dependent individuals. Addict Biol   {JIF=4.152} PMID: 22339949     DOI:  10.1111/j.1369-1600.2011.00431.x.

Roddy JK, Steinmiller CL, Greenwald MK (2011) Heroin purchasing is income- and price-sensitive. Psychol Addict Behav 25(2):358-364.  {JIF=1.71} PMID: 21443296  DOI: 10.1037/a0022631

 Greenwald MG, Lundahl LL, Steinmiller CL (2010) Sustained release d-amphetamine reduces cocaine- but not ‘speedball’-seeking in buprenorphine maintained volunteers: A test of dual agonist pharmacotherapy for cocaine/heroin polydrug abusers.  Neuropsychophmarmacology 35(13):2624-2637.  [0] {JIF=6.99; ranked 6th of 117 journals in the psychiatry field, 18th of 230 in the neurosciences, and 10th of 230 in pharmacology and pharmacy} PMID: 20881947; DOI: 10.1038/npp.2010.175

 Steinmiller CL, Roehrs TA, Harris E, Hyde M, Greenwald M, Roth T (2010) Differential Effect of Codeine on Thermal Pain Sensitivity in Chronically Sleepy vs. Non-Sleepy Healthy Normal Subjects.  Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 18(3):277-83.  [0] {JIF=2.71; flagship journal for APA Division 28, and widely read by psychopharmacologists} PMID: 20545392; DOI: 10.1037/a0018899

 Greenwald MK, Steinmiller CL (2009) Behavioral economic analysis of opioid consumption in heroin-dependent individuals: effects of alternative reinforcer magnitude and post-session drug supply.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence 104(1-2):84-93.  [0] {JIF=2.71; flagship journal for APA Division 28, widely read by psychopharmacologists in substance abuse} PMID: 19464125; DOI:  10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.04.006

 Steinmiller CL, Young AM (2008) Pharmacological selectivity of CTAP in the warm water tail-withdrawal antinociception assay in rats. Psychopharmacology 195(4):497-507.  [N/A] PMID:  17882404; DOI:   10.1007/s00213-007-0898-5

 Steinmiller CL, Greenwald MK (2007) Factors associated with non-medical opioid abuse among heroin-dependent research volunteers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 15(5):492-500.  [0] {JIF=2.71; flagship journal for APA Division 28, widely read by psychopharmacologists in substance abuse} PMID: 17924783; DOI: 10.1037/1064-1297.15.5.492


Books and Chapters

Greenwald MK, Steinmiller CL (2009) Imaging opioid receptors: applications to substance use disorders. In: Dean R, Negus SS, Bilsky E (Eds.), Opioid Receptors and Antagonists: From Bench to Clinic. New York: Humana Press.

Last Updated: 6/30/19