Distinguished Lecture on September 21: Longitudinal Study of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure

The Mandel School is pleased to welcome Dr. Gale Richardson from the University of Pittsburgh, who will present “A Longitudinal Study of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Methodological Issues and Findings,” a Distinguished Lecture Series event on Wednesday, September 21, at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.in Room 108 of the Mandel Community Studies Center.

This lecture, which includes lunch and will be livestreamed, kicks off the school’s 2016-2017 Research and Training Colloquia and is part of the Centennial Speaker Series. It is supported by ACES+, McBride Endowment, and the Deputy Provost’s Office at Case Western Reserve University.


1.5 social work CEUs are available ($10 for CWRU alumni; $25 for non-alumni; no CEUs for livestream) and 1.5 PD hours for Mandel School students. If you’d like to attend via livestream, click the livestream option when RSVPing and you will be provided a link as the date approaches. (No CEUs are available for people who attend via live stream, although students can receive PD hours for livestream attendance if they submit a brief summary to their field advisor.)

Gale A. Richardson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and in her lecture she will describe her longitudinal study of prenatal cocaine exposure and highlight some of the findings from this 25-year program of research. She is trained in life-span developmental psychology and psychiatric epidemiology. Her research has focused on the effects of prenatal exposure to cocaine, alcohol and marijuana on offspring development.

Over an academic career spanning 30 years, Dr. Richardson has published numerous peer reviewed articles on the developmental effects of prenatal cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana exposure and has an extensive record of NIH-funded research and training grants. She was the past president of the Developmental Neurotoxicology Society and is an editor for Neurotoxicology and Teratology.

Dr. Richardson is also presenting “Career Trajectories for Women in Academic Research” on Thursday, September 22, at noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

Questions? Please email MandelSchool@case.edu or call 216.368.2270.