Dr. Verduin is the Associate Dean for Students and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry with added qualifications in Addictions and has extensive experience with undergraduate and graduate medical education, research and clinical practice.
Dr. Verduin received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the New College of Florida and her M.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She then completed a psychiatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she later became a chief resident. She also completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, which was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as an addiction psychiatry fellowship.
In 2007, Dr. Verduin became the first psychiatry faculty member at UCF’s new medical school, where she played an integral role in the development of the curriculum across the four-year educational program. In 2010, she moved into the role of Associate Dean for Students, overseeing the areas of Admissions, Student Academic Support, Student Financial Services, Student Records, Student Services, and Student Wellness. She serves as a member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Psychiatrists, the Book Editor for the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, and as an ad hoc reviewer for psychiatric, education, and addictions journals.
Dr. Verduin has served as the principal investigator or a co-investigator on several clinical and human laboratory trials, including a Career Development (K23) Award through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Her clinical work is based at UCF Health, where she provides consultative services on an outpatient basis. She recently concluded her term as President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and she is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the AAMC Southern Group on Student Affairs.
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