Dr. Ty Schepis


Dr. Ty Schepis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Texas State University. His areas of interest are in adolescent and young adult prescription misuse or nicotine use, including e-cigarette use.  His past work has looked at psychosocial characteristics associated with prescription misuse in adolescents (see page 3), medication sources for adolescent misuse, marijuana use in adolescents, the association of prescription misuse and psychological disorders and he participated in a NY Times forum on alcohol and marijuana use in teens.

Dr. Schepis has over 30 publications, with work published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Nicotine and Tobacco Research.  Dr. Schepis has received funding for research from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Foundation.

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Dr. Schepis’ Rising Star Profile at Texas State


  • B.S. in Neuroscience (Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors) in 1999 from Texas Christian University
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow from 2006 to 2009 in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine

Academic Positions:

  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2007-2009: Part-time Faculty, Department of Psychology, Quinnipiac University
  • 2009-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Texas State University
  • 2015-present: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Texas State University
  • 2016-present: Graduate Director (MA Program in Psychological Research), Department of Psychology, Texas State University