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David A Gilder , MD



1968-1972: Undergraduate, Harvard College,
Cambridge, MA
1972-1976: Medical, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, NY, NY

1976-1977: Internship (Medicine) Greenwich
Hospital, Greenwich, CT
1977-1980: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT

07/79-12/79: Dana Psychiatric Clinic, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
01/80-06-80: Neuropsychiatric Evaluation Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT

07/80-06/81: Psychopharmacology, Mental Health Clinic, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA


1981-2002: Private Practice, General Psychiatry, Medical Director, San Diego
Native American Project, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

2/02-2/05: Research Subject Advocate, General Clinical Research Center,
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

3/05-Present: Research Psychiatrist, Substance Abuse Research and Prevention Project, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
12/05-Present: Group Psychiatric Practice (Independent Contractor), Division of Mental Health, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, La Jolla, CA.

1984-1985: Chairman, Division of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA
1988-1997: Adult Program Director, San Luis Rey Hospital, Encinitas, CA
1989-1991: Chief of Staff, San Luis Rey Hospital, Encinitas, CA
1994-1998: Medical Director, San Luis Rey Hospital, Encinitas, CA

March 1983 : American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry)
April 1998: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry)

1968-1972: Deans List Harvard College
1969: Edwards Whitaker Scholarship
1969: Detur prize
1972: Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies, Harvard College
1972 : Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Chapter
1983: Certification of Honorable Mention of the American Psychiatric
Association for Excellence in the production of "San Diego Psychiatry" (Newsletter of San Diego Psychiatric Society)
1984-1985: Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award of UCSD, School of Medicine

1981 -present: American Psychiatric Association
2005 - present: Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
1981 - present: California Psychiatric Society
1987 - present: American Society of Addiction Medicine
1995 - present: California Society of Addiction Medicine
2005 - present: Research Society on Alcoholism
2005 - present: Applied Research Ethics National Association


1. Gilder DA, Fain W, Simpson LL. A Comparison of the abilities of chlorpromazine and molindone to interact adversely with guanethidine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 198(2): 255-63, 1976.

2. Ehlers CL, Gilder DA, Harris L, Carr L. Association of the ADH2*3 allele with a negative family history of alcoholism in African American young adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 25(12):1773-7, 2001.

3. Gilder DA, Wall TL, Ehlers CL. Psychiatric Diagnoses in Mission Indian children with and without a parental history of alcohol dependence. J Stud Alcohol 63:18-23, 2002.

4. Ehlers CL, Wall TL, Betancourt M, Gilder D. The clinical course of alcoholism in 243 Mission Indians. Am J Psych 161:1204-10, 2004.

5. Ehlers CL, Gilder DA, Phillips E, Wall TL, Feiler H, Wilhelmsen K. Genomic screen for loci associated with alcohol dependence in Mission Indians. Am J Med Genetics 129:110-15, 2004.

6. Ehlers CL, Spence JP, Wall TL, Gilder DA, Carr LG. Association of ALDH1 promoter polymorphisms with alcohol-related phenotypes in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:1481-6, 2004.

7. Gilder DA, Wall TL, Ehlers, CE. Comorbidity of select anxiety and affective disorders with alcohol dependence in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:1805-1813, 2004.

8. Ehlers CL, Slutske WS, Gilder DA, Lau P, Wilhelmsen KC. Age at first intoxication and alcohol use disorders in Southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30: 1856-65, 2006.

9. Gilder DA, Lau P, Dixon M, Corey L, Phillips E, Ehlers CL. Comorbidity of select anxiety, affective, and Psychotic Disorders with Cannabis Dependence in Southwest California Indians. J Addict Dis 25:67-79, 2006.

10. Ehlers CL, Hurst S, Phillips E, Gilder DA, Dixon M, Gross A, Lau P. Yehuda R. Electrophysiological responses to affective stimuli in American Indians experiencing trauma with and without PTSD. Ann NY Acad Sci 1071:125-36, 2006.

11. Ehlers CL, Wall TL, Corey L, Lau P, Gilder DA, Wilhelmsen K. Heritability of illicit drug use and transition to dependence in Southwest California Indians. Psychiatr Genet 17:171-176, 2007.

12. Ehlers CL, Slutske WS, Gilder DA, Lau P. Age of first marijuana use and the occurrence of marijuana use disorders in southwest California Indians. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:290-296, 2007.