Elyse Bradley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Bradley has been practicing basic and clinical neuropharmacology research since 2006. Her areas of expertise include neuroscience, pharmacology, behavior, drug addiction, drug abuse, pain management, opioids, and medical cannabis. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Western Michigan University, her Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience from LSU Health Shreveport, and has trained at the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. As part of her graduate training she studied models of human methamphetamine drug-taking behaviors. This research has had a strong impact on how drug addiction is studied and treated and has ultimately led to a NIH-funded collaborative grant with the University of Arkansas Medical Center to explore the effects of a methamphetamine antibody. Currently, Dr. Bradley is studying opioid, benzodiazepine, and marijuana use patterns in the Shreveport-Bossier area to identify risk factors for opioid abuse and to develop treatment plans to prevent opioid addiction. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Bradley is also an advocate for health and wellness. She is a certified and registered yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness through classes and invited keynote presentations for 8 years. She is especially passionate about medical and graduate student mental health and has actively contributed to, participated in, and conducted research for the LSU Health Shreveport Mental Health Awareness Week established in 2018. She also serves as a faculty mentor for the LSU Health Shreveport Medial Students Against Addiction (MSAA) organization. Dr. Bradley has also independently created a digital mentoring group that spans several Universities and Institutions where medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and postdocs can participate in opportunities to read and review scientific articles; write and publish manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and textbooks; and receive support for research ideas. Dr. Bradley has published numerous PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and textbooks. Of note, Dr. Bradley has recently served as Editor alongside Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali, and Chairman Dr. Charles Fox on their book entitled: Catastrophic Perioperative Complications and Management, published in 2019.