Sheila Specker, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Sheila Specker

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Gregg Helmberger

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Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry


MD, University of Minnesota

Residency, Family Practice, University of Wisconsin

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Fellowship, Substance Abuse, University of Minnesota


Research Summary/Interests

  • Substance abuse and related compulsive behaviors with co-morbid conditions, especially in women
  • Medication development for substances of abuse
  • Health Care Professionals with substance user psychiatric disorders



  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Addictive disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Specker is board certified in both family practice and psychiatry and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a physician specialist in substance abuse and by the American Board of Psychiatry in addiction psychiatry.