A Short Biography:
Andrew Shaner is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine and Deputy Chief of Psychiatry for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 1978 and an M.D. from UCLA in 1981. He completed a residency in General Psychiatry (1985) and a Fellowship in Child at Adolescent Psychiatry (1986), both at the Los Angeles County at the University of Southern California Medical Center. With support from NIMH, NIDA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, he developed new treatments for schizophrenia and co-occurring substance dependence, including a widely-used skills training manual. His article in the New England Journal of Medicine (1995) drew national attention to the need for better treatments for people with schizophrenia and co-occurring addictions. His research now focuses on the application of fitness indicator theory (from modern evolutionary biology) to schizophrenia and autism.
A selected list of publications:
Andrew Shaner, Geoffrey Miller & Jim Mintz
Mental disorders as catastrophic failures of mating intelligence,
Mating Intelligence: Sex, Relationships, and the Mind's Reproductive System,
193 - 223.
Drake R E, Essock S M, Shaner A, Carey K B, Minkoff K, Kola L, Lynde D, Osher F C, Clark R E, Rickards L
Implementing dual diagnosis services for clients with severe mental
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.),