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Meredith K. Ginley

Assistant Professor of Psychology, East Tennessee State University

Dr. Meredith Ginley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, her Ph.D. at The University of Memphis, and her clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Her research focuses on efforts to improve outcomes and retention in treatment for substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. Specifically, she is interested in how targeting individual differences can improve treatment uptake and retention and how providing adjunctive interventions such as motivational interviewing and contingency management can improve overall treatment outcomes. She has over 20 publications specifically related to gambling and has been engaged in the treatment of individuals with gambling disorder as either a clinician or a clinical supervisor since 2011.

Dr. Ginley is a co-investigator at The Institute for Gambling Education and Research and Director of The Gambling Clinic East. She is currently a co-investigator on a grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to facilitate expanded access to gambling prevention and treatment services for all Tennesseans.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, East Tennessee State University