Ann Manzardo, Ph.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ann Manzardo, Ph.D., MSCR, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Manzardo earned a master of science in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a master of science degree in clinical research science from the Department of Preventive Medicine in the KU School of Medicine. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan.
A prolific translational researcher with a strong background in studying the effects of drugs of abuse on behavior and health, she has extensive experience in alcoholism, the addictions and related psychiatric co-morbidities such as depression. She has experience in complex genetics technologies and bioinformatics as applied to rare diseases like Prader Willi syndrome, and common childhood developmental disorders like autism.
Manzardo is credited with more than 60 published articles, seven book chapters and more than 50 peer-reviewed poster presentations at national and international meetings. Her research has been featured in more than a dozen national publications and media outlets.
In addition to supervising psychiatry residents and medical students in their research projects, Manzardo also has developed and taught multiple scientific courses and curriculums through lectures and lecture series and symposiums targeting undergraduates, graduates, healthcare providers and industry professionals. She has participated in the development of the addiction section of the new ACE curriculum for the KU School of Medicine.