His research activities focus on understanding the use and abuse of a variety of psychoactive substances.

Our lab is an active, high-energy research group specializing in behavioral studies related to the use of drugs and alcohol, as well as methods of substance abuse prevention and treatment.  Current studies focus on substance use among college students, although population of interest have or will soon include methadone maintenance patients and pregnant substance users.


  • Contingency Management
  • National Alcohol Screening Day
  • Substance Use and Alternative Reinforcers
  • Caffeine Administration
  • Motivational Models of Substance Use

Research interests:

  • Dr. Burko Macatee provides training and supervision to clinical psychology graduate clinicians and direct assessment and intervention services to clients through the Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC).
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Clinical, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University
2002 - current

PhD, Syracuse University, Clinical Psychology, 2000
MA, Syracuse University, Clinical Psychology, 2000
BS, University of Scranton, Psychology, 1994
alcohol or alcoholism drugs or drug abuse substance abuse psychology clinical psychology health psychology
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy