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R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, Psychiatry, Washington, DC

R. GreggDwyerMD, EdD, DFAPA

Psychiatry Washington, DC

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Community, Forensic Psychiatry

Psychiatrist

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Education & Training

  • Prisma HealthFellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, 2006 - 2007
  • Prisma HealthChief Residency, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005 - 2006
  • Prisma HealthFellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004 - 2006
  • Prisma HealthResidency, Psychiatry, 2001 - 2004
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of MedicineClass of 2001
  • Virginia TechEdD, Education & Criminal Justice, 1989 - 1992
  • Virginia TechAdvanced Graduate Studies Certificate, Education, 1989 - 1992
  • Webster UniversityMA, Management, 1985 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2014 - 2019
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2013 - 2019
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2002 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & TherapistsCertified Sex Therapist

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors, 2017
  • Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Association, 2016
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Internet sexual solicitation of children: A proposed typology of offenders based on their chats, e-mails, and social network posts  
    DeHart D, Dwyer G, Seto MC, Moran R, Letourneau E, & Schwarz-Watts D., Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2017
  • Standardization of Penile Plethysmography Testing in Assessment of Problematic Sexual Interests  
    Murphy L, Ranger R, Fedoroff JP, Stewart H, Dwyer G, Burke W, Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7/1/2015
  • Neuroimaging and Sexual Behavior: Identification of Regional and Functional Differences  
    Cheng JC, Secondary J, Burke WH, Fedoroff JP, Dwyer RG, Current Psychiatry Reports, 5/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Rock and a Hard Place: Debating Sexual Sadism Diagnosis; Debate sponsored by the Sexual Offender Committee
    Maskel L, Bradford J, Krueger R, Wollert R, Zonana H, Dwyer RG, 46th annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 10/25/2015
  • Law Enforcement Training and Operational Consultation; Panel sponsored by the Law Enforcement Liaison Committee
    Keram E, Carrier A, Pinals D, Dwyer RG, 46th annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 10/24/2015
  • Sexual Offending and Psychotic Disorders
    Lewis, III, ET, Dwyer RG, Moran R, 46th annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 10/23/2015
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Lectures

  • Paraphilic Disorders: An Overview for Criminal Justice and Psychology Students. 
    Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC - 11/2/2014
  • Addressing Sexualized Behaviors in Youth: Overview for Clinicians. Grand Rounds 
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC - 9/13/2013
  • Child as Witness: Developmental Issues. 
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC - 9/13/2013
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Other

  • Production and Active Trading of Child Sexual Exploitation Images Depicting Identified Victims 
    Seto M C, Buckman C, Dwyer RG, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    2018
  • Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations 
    Dwyer RG, Seto M, DeHart D, Letourneau E, McKee T, Moran R, U.S. Department of Justice
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/grants/250154.pdf
    2016
  • Conference Preview from the Cutting Edge 
    Dwyer RG, Psychiatric Times
    2015
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Press Mentions

  • Cops Get Help to Cope with Trauma
    Cops Get Help to Cope with TraumaJuly 20th, 2017
  • Should Minors Convicted of Certain Sex Crimes Be Required to Register as Offenders for Life? S.C. Supreme Court Rules Yes as Attorneys, Researchers Cast Doubts
    Should Minors Convicted of Certain Sex Crimes Be Required to Register as Offenders for Life? S.C. Supreme Court Rules Yes as Attorneys, Researchers Cast DoubtsMay 8th, 2017
  • Child Porn Battle Comes to York County
    Child Porn Battle Comes to York CountyApril 28th, 2013
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Grant Support

  • The Use of Vaginal Photoplethysmography (VPP) to Assess Female Sexual ArousalChairman’s Research Development Fund, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina2018–2019
  • Reducing the Impact of Behavioral Health Crises: An Innovative Emergency Medical Services – Mental Health Center Telehealth ModelSouth Carolina Telehealth Alliance2016–2018
  • Evaluation of Cue-Induced Brain Activation in Pedophilic OffendersUniversity of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research2014–2018
  • Examining the Risk of Sex Offenders Reoffending During Incarceration in South Carolina Prisons and their Targeted PopulationsAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research2016–2017
  • Understanding Sexual Offenders and Substance Use: Implications of Specific Drug and Alcohol Use Before and During OffendingAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research2016–2017
  • Enhancing the Identification of Victims of Child Pornography Production and DistributionThorn Foundation2014–2015
  • Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet InvestigationsU.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention2011–2015
  • Internet Crimes Against Children: Development of a Typology of Offenders for Use in Prevention, Investigations and TreatmentU.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs2010–2015
  • Interoperable Communications-Narrow Banding Project [Lincolnville Public Safety VHF-UHF Interoperability]South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, State Homeland Security Grant Program2012
  • “Sexually Violent Predators”: Psychosocial Characteristics and Treatment Needs of Those Recommended versus those Dismissed by the Multidisciplinary Team during the Civil Commitment Review ProcessSouth Carolina Department of Mental Health Ensor Foundation2009–2010
  • Internet Chat Room Solicitation of Children: A Study of Psychosocial and Criminal Justice Factors as They Relate to Public Safety RiskAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research2009–2010
  • Comparison of Characteristics of Persons Evaluated to Persons Committed under a State’s Sexually Violent Predator ActAmerican Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/Janssen Research Scholars Stipend2007–2008
  • Comparison of Treatment, Offense, and Psychiatric Histories of Juvenile Male and Female Sex Offenders in a State’s Department of Mental Health SystemSouthern Medical Association2006–2007
  • Analysis of Treatment Service Utilization to include Gender Differences among Juvenile Sex Offenders Served by a State’s Department of Mental HealthCentral Carolina Foundation2005–2006
  • Comparison of In-Custody Male Juvenile Offenders in a Sex Offender Treatment Program to Male Juvenile Offenders in Other Programs Using Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument DataDepartment of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine2003–2004

Committees

  • Secretary, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2018 - 2019
  • Member, Membership Committee, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2018 - 2019
  • Member, Liaison with Forensic Sciences Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2016 - 2018
  • Chair, Law Enforcement Liaison Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2016 - 2018
  • Member, Program Process Review Ad-hoc Committee,American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2016 - 2017
  • Member, Conference Program Committee, International Academy of Sex Research 2016 - 2017
  • Member, Richard Green Lectureship Committee, International Academy of Sex Research 2016 - 2017
  • Host, 2017 Annual Meeting, International Academy of Sex Research 2016 - 2017
  • Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, Program Committee, 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2015 - 2016
  • Section Editor, Sexual Disorders section, Current Psychiatry Reports (journal) 2014 - 2016
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 67th Annual Mtg, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2014 - 2015
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Program Committee, Joint Congress of the International Society for Adolescent Pscyhiatry & Psychology and the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2014 - 2015
  • Immediate Past President, Governing Board, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2014 - 2015
  • Past President, Governing Board, South Carolina Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Behavioral Health Taskforce, South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health 2014 - 2014
  • Member, Task Force Committee on Certification, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Law Enforcement Liaison Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law 2012 - 2018
  • Chair, Sexual Offenders Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law 2012 - 2015
  • Chair, Conference Program, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Institutional Review Board, Medical Unviersity of South Carolina 2012 - 2013
  • President-Elect, Governing Board, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Continuing Medical Education Expansion Task Force, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, Medical University of South Carolina 2012 - 2012
  • Member, Executive Committee for Finance, Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Unviersity of South Carolina 2011 - 2018
  • Member, Department Council, Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Unviersity of South Carolina 2011 - 2018
  • Member, Appointment, Promotions & Tenure Review Committee, Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Unviersity of South Carolina 2011 - 2014
  • Member, Council on Programs & Meetings, Committee, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2011 - 2013
  • Consultant, Board of Directors Prevention Policy Committee, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 2011 - 2012
  • Member, Professional Development Committee, International Academy of Sex Research 2011 - 2012
  • Vice President, Governing Board, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2011 - 2012
  • Member, Executive Committee on Education & Training Programs, Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Unviersity of South Carolina 2011 - 2011
  • Member, Editorial Board, Adolescent Psychiatry (journal) 2009 - 2018
  • Member, Editorial Board, Academic Psychiatry (journal) 2009 - 2016
  • Treasuer, Governing Board, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2009 - 2011
  • Member, Professional Development Committee,International Academy of Sex Research 2009 - 2009
  • Member, Membership Committee, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2008 - 2012
  • Member, Institutional Review Board, Unviersity of South Carolina 2008 - 2012
  • Member, Academic Review Subcommittee, University of South Carolina School of Medicine 2008 - 2010
  • Member, Faculty/Staff Peer Advocacy Committee, University of South Carolina School of Medicine 2008 - 2010
  • Member-at-Large, Governing Board, American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry 2008 - 2009
  • Member, Sexual Offender Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law 2007 - 2018
  • Member, Research Consortium on Children & Families, Unviersity of South Carolina 2007 - 2018
  • Member, Carolina Judicial Council & Office of Academic Integrity, Unviersity of South Carolina 2007 - 2010
  • Member, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law 2006 - 2018
  • Member, Editorial Oversight Committee, Journal of Evidence Based Psychiatry: Guidance for the Service Provider (University of South Carolina journal) 2006 - 2012
  • Member, Juvenile Justice Reform Committee, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2006 - 2009
  • Member, Poster Symposium Committee, Interim Assemby Meeting, American Medical Association 2006 - 2006
  • Member, Education Council, Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science Dept., University of South Carolina School of Medicine 2005 - 2006
  • Member, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Committee,University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health 2005 - 2006
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Evidence Based Psychiatry: Guidance for the Service Provider (University of South Carolina journal) 2005 - 2006
  • Member, Neuroscience Symposium Planning Committee: Psychopharmacology Update, Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science Dept.,University of South Carolina School of Medicine 2005 - 2005
  • Member, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Selection Committee,University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health 2004 - 2005
  • Member, General Psychiatry Residency Selection Committee,University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health 2001 - 2002
  • Student Chair, Student Advocacy Council,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 1998 - 1999
  • Member, Student Advocacy Council,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 1997 - 2001

Research History

  • Co-InvestigatorThe Use of Vaginal Photoplethysmography (VPP) to Assess Female Sexual Arousal; Chairman’s Research Development Fund, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina; Principal Investigator: E. Gottfried; Co-Investigator: J Korte2018 - 2018
  • MentorDrug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program; National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse; R25 DA020537; Co-Principal Investigators: SE Back & KT Brady; Resident Trainee Mentored: JC Cheng; grant period 2011-2021; mentorship period 2016-20182016 - 2018
  • Co-InvestigatorExamining the Risk of Sex Offenders Reoffending During Incarceration in South Carolina Prisons and their Targeted Populations; American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research; Principal Investigator: L Lee and Co-Investigator: R Moran2016 - 2018
  • Research Principal InvestigatorReducing the Impact of Behavioral Health Crises: An Innovative Emergency Medical Services – Mental Health Center Telehealth Model; South Carolina Telehealth Alliance; Clinical Principal Investigator: Melissa Camp.2016 - 2018
  • Principal InvestigatorUnderstanding Sexual Offenders and Substance Use: Implications of Specific Drug and Alcohol Use Before and During Offending; American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research; Co-PI: P Fedoroff; Co-I: N Knack, ET Lewis, S Curry, JE Korte, W Burke, J Bradford2016 - 2017
  • MentorDrug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program; National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse; R25 DA020537; Co-Principal Investigators: SE Back & KT Brady; Resident Trainee Mentored: ET Lewis; grant period 2011-2021; mentorship period 2014-20162014 - 2016
  • Principal InvestigatorEvaluation of Cue-Induced Brain Activation in Pedophilic Offenders; University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research grant; Co-Principal Investigator: P Fedoroff; Co-Investigators: X Li, W Burke, T Brown, L Murphy, R Ranger; J Secondary, J Cheng2014 - 2015
  • Co-InvestigatorEnhancing the Identification of Victims of Child Pornography Production and Distribution; Thorn Foundation grant; Principal Investigator: MC Seto and Co-Investigator: E Quayle2014 - 2015
  • Principal InvestigatorProtecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations; U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grant; Co-PIs: E Letourneau & M Seto; Co-Is: D DeHart, K Armstrong, T McKee2011 - 2015
  • Principal InvestigatorInternet Crimes Against Children: Development of a Typology of Offenders for Use in Prevention, Investigations and Treatment; U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Grant; Co-PI: D DeHart; Co-Is/Consultants: R Moran, DM Schwartz-Watts, W Burke, DL Lauferersweiler-Dwyer2010 - 2015
  • Principal Investigator“Sexually Violent Predators”: Psychosocial Characteristics and Treatment Needs of Those Recommended versus those Dismissed by the Multidisciplinary Team during the Civil Commitment Review Process; SC Depart. Mental Health Ensor Foundation Scholars Grant; Co-Is: GR McKee, W Burke & R Moran2009 - 2010
  • Principal InvestigatorInternet Chat Room Solicitation of Children: A Study of Psychosocial and Criminal Justice Factors as They Relate to Public Safety Risk; American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Research (AIER) Grant; Co-investigators: D DeHart, DM Schwartz-Watts, W Burke & R Moran2009 - 2010
  • Principal InvestigatorOffender and Offense Characteristics Correlated with a State Statutory Screening Committee’s Decisions to Refer Juvenile Sex Offenders for Judicial Review as Sexually Violent Predators; unfunded; Co-investigator: GR McKee2008 - 2008
  • Co-InvestigatorScreening Factors that Correlate with Judge and Jury Decisions to Civilly Commit Persons to Sexually Violent Predator Treatment; unfunded; Principal Investigator: GR McKee2008 - 2008
  • Principal InvestigatorFactors Differentiating between Persons Forensic Examiners Recommend for Commitment to Sexually Violent Predator Treatment and Those Recommended for Release; unfunded; Co-investigator: GR McKee2008 - 2008
  • Principal InvestigatorComparison of Characteristics of Persons Evaluated to Persons Committed under a State’s Sexually Violent Predator Act; American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/Janssen Research Scholars Stipend; Co-investigator: GR McKee2007 - 2008
  • Co-InvestigatorVolitional Impairment among Men Civilly Committed to a Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program; unfunded; Principal Investigator: GR McKee2007 - 2007
  • Co-InvestigatorDifferences between Persons Discharged from a Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program with Treatment Team Approval and Persons Discharged without Such Approval; unfunded; Principal Investigator: GR McKee2007 - 2007
  • Co-InvestigatorDifferences between Civilly Committed Sexually Violent Predators Who Participate in Treatment and Those Who Refuse Treatment; unfunded; Principal Investigator: GR McKee2007 - 2007
  • Co-InvestigatorComparison of Offender and Offense Characteristics of Rapists and Child Molesters in a Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program; unfunded; Principal Investigator: GR McKee2006 - 2007
  • Principal InvestigatorComparison of Treatment, Offense, and Psychiatric Histories of Juvenile Male and Female Sex Offenders in a State’s Department of Mental Health System; Southern Medical Association Research Project Grant; Co-investigator: JM Jerrell2006 - 2007
  • Principal InvestigatorAnalysis of Treatment Service Utilization to include Gender Differences among Juvenile Sex Offenders Served by a State’s Department of Mental Health; Central Carolina Foundation Grant; Co-I: JM Jerrell2005 - 2006
  • Principal InvestigatorUse of the Sexual Event Classification System to Facilitate General Psychiatry Residents’ Understanding of Clients’ Sexual Histories and Concerns; unfunded; Co-Investigators: DC Fidler & JE Jones2005 - 2005
  • Co-InvestigatorTwo-Site Study of Psychiatry Residents’ Use of Second Generation Antipsychotic Medications for Treating Acute Mania in Bipolar Disorder; unfunded; Principal Investigator: AB Gowans2004 - 2004
  • Principal InvestigatorComparison of Offender and Offense Characteristics of Capitol Murder Defendants with IQ Scores above the Criteria for a Mental Retardation Diagnosis to those with IQ Scores below the Criteria; Co-Investigator: RL Frierson2003 - 2004
  • Principal InvestigatorComparison of In-Custody Male Juvenile Offenders in a Sex Offender Treatment Program to Male Juvenile Offenders in Other Programs Using Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Data; Depart of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, Univ. of South Carolina School of Medicine Grant; Co-I: CC Bell2003 - 2004
  • Co-InvestigatorSurvey of all Fifty States’ Therapeutic Pass Policies for the Management of Insanity Acquittees; unfunded; Principal Investigator: SA Young and Co-Investigators: RL Frierson & A Shah2002 - 2002
  • Co-InvestigatorAssessment of Training Utilizing Senior Medical Students to Teach Basic Clinical Skills to Freshman Medical Students; unfunded; Principal Investigator: LA Delaney2000 - 2000
  • Principal InvestigatorEthnographic Study and Grounded Theory Development of a Learning Process Model among Probationary Special Agents of a Federal Criminal Investigative Agency; unfunded1990 - 1992

Professional Memberships

  • Councilor, 2014-2017
  • Distinguished Fellow 2016-present; Member,1998-2016
  • Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
    Member, 2014-2017
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
    Member, 2012-present
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
    Member, 2010-2018
  • American College of Sexologists
    Member, 2009-no expiration
  • South Carolina Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
    Member, 2008-2018
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
    Member, 2008-2018
  • International Academy of Sex Research
    Member, 2007-2018
  • South Carolina Psychiatric Association
    Member, 2001-present
  • Member, 2001-2014
  • Member, 1997-2014
  • Arkansas Medical Society
    Member, 1997-2001
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
    Member, 1991-1995
  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
    Member, 1990-1995
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
    Member, 2004-2014
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association
    Member, 1991-1992
  • American Society for Training and Development
    Member, 1990-1992
  • American Bar Association
    Associate Member, 2012-2013
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    Member, 2009-2010
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research
    Member, 2009-2014
  • South Carolina Medical Association
    Member, 2007-2008
  • Southern Medical Association
    Member, 2005-2011
  • Sex Offenders Civil Commitment Programs Network
    Member, 2008-2013
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
    Member, 2006-2014
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
    Member, 1988-1994
  • South Carolina Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
    President, 2010-2014
  • American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry
    Fellow, 2005-2016
  • American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry
    President, 2013-2014
  • Member, 1999-2018
  • South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association
    Member, 2016-2018
  • National Volunteer Fire Council
    Member, 2017-2018