Christopher Drescher

Assistant Professor

Christopher Drescher

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


I am a clinical psychologist that primarily works with children and adolescents on an outpatient basis. I also serve as a mental health consultant for the Cystic Fibrosis center at Augusta University.

  • (706) 446-0058
  • (706) 721-3593
  • EG 2022


  • Ph.D., Psychology, General University of Mississippi, 2015

  • BA, Psychology, General West Virginia University, 2009

  • MA, Psychology, General University of Mississippi, 2001


  • PSYC GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Student Achievement Award University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, 2014

  • John & Lillian Wolfe Graduate Award for Excellence University of Mississippi Department of Psychology, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL

Teaching Interests

Problem-based learning, psychotherapy, psychological assessment


Selected Recent Publications

  • Mental health correlates of cigarette use in LGBT individuals in the Southeastern United States. , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Positive youth development in Tanzania: Do Kiswahili measures capture adolescent strengths and supports? , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predicting civic competencies among East African youth and emerging adults: Report on the Swahili General Self-Efficacy Scale, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Introversion, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Fitness, sleep-disordered breathing, depression symptoms and cognitive outcomes in overweight sedentary children: a mediation model. , 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Youth development, LGBT health, health psychology

Department Service

  • General Rotation for Psychology Internship 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steering Committee for the Cerner Behavioral Health Module i 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Problem Based Learning Case Development Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Program Committee for Southeastern ACBS Conference 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Equality Clinic 2016 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • 2018

    Role: Guest Speaker