A headshot photo of Wanhong Zheng.

Wanhong Zheng, MD, MSc, MA, MS

Professor, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry; CRC Inpatient Services; Vice-Chair of Research, WVU RNI

Contact Information

PO Box 9137
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505


  • Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Graduate Training

  • MD, Shanghai Medical University, 1992
  • MSc, Dalhousie University, 2001
  • MA, St. John's University, 1998


  • Residency, General Psychiatry West Virginia University, 2009



Zheng W, Cavrak M, Bowles H, Deng Y, Wen S, Gao S, Lander L, Berry J, Winstanley EL. 10-year retention of a comprehensive treatment model of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. J Addict Dis 2024:1-8. PMID: 38400724. DOI: 10.1080/10550887.2024.2315366

Zheng W, Li W, Luo Y, Huang M, Sun X, Zhou X. Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Mainland China: The Rapidly Growing Practice. In: Weissman M, Mootz J (eds), Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Global Reach 2024. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197652084.003.0023


Cheng P, Jasinski N, Zheng W, Wang L, Li L, Xu L, Zhou Y, Zhang L, Li W. Mental condition and function of resilience among families of frontline medical workers during COVID-19: Potential influencing factors and mediating effect. Journal of Affective Disorders 2023;324:600-606. PMID: 36610594. PMCID: PMC9812468. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.12.152

Gregor EA, Zheng W. Oral and intranasal ketamine use in treatment-resistant catatonia: a clinical case report. American Journal of Case Reports 2023;24:e939530. PMID: 37095688. PMCID: PMC10151068. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.939530

Li W, Cheng P, Liu Z, Ma C, Liu B, Zheng W, Scarisbrick D, Lu J, Li L, Huang Y, Wang L, Yan Y, Xiao S, Zhang Y, Zhang T, Yan J, Yu Y, Xu X, Wang Z, Xu Y, Li T, Xu G, Xu X, Xue M, Li G, Jia F, Shi J, Zhang N, Du X, Sang H, Zhang C, Liu B. Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic events in China: a nationally representative cross-sectional epidemiological study. Psychiatry Res 2023;326:115282. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37290364. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2023.115282

Mahoney JJ, Haut MW, Carpenter J, Ranjan M, Thompson-Lake DGY, Marton JL, Zheng W, Berry JH, Tirumalai P, Mears A, D’Haese P, Finomore VS, Hodder SL, Rezai AR. Low-intensity focused ultrasound targeting the nucleus accumbens as a potential treatment for substance use disorder: safety and feasibility clinical trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2023;14. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1211566

Mahoney JJ 3rd, Thompson-Lake DGY, Ranjan M, Marton JL, Carpenter JS, Zheng W, Berry JH, Farmer DL, D'Haese P, Finomore VS, Tirumalai P, Mears AS, Suffridge J, Ames A, Hodder SL, Rezai AR. Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Targeting the Bilateral Nucleus Accumbens as a Potential Treatment for Substance Use Disorder: A First-in-Human Report. Biol Psychiatry 2023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37610405. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2023.06.031

Perle JG, Zheng W. A primer for understanding and utilizing telesupervision with healthcare trainees. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science 2023. PMID: 37362064. PMCID: PMC10196304. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-023-00322-5

Rahman A, Russell M, Zheng W, Eckrich D, Ahmed I. SARS-CoV-2 Infection is Associated with an Increase in New Diagnoses of Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorder: A Study Using the US National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C). medRxiv [Preprint] 2023. PMID: 38106125. PMCID: PMC10723510. DOI: 10.1101/2023.12.05.23299473

Rezai AR, Mahoney JJ, Ranjan M, Haut MW, Zheng W, Lander LR, Berry JH, Farmer DL, Marton JL, Tirumalai P, Mears A, Thompson-Lake DGY, Finomore VS, D'Haese PF, Aklin WM, George DT, Corrigan JD, Hodder SL. Safety and feasibility clinical trial of nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation for treatment-refractory opioid use disorder. Journal of Neurosurgery 2023:1-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37329519. DOI: 10.3171/2023.4.JNS23114

Su W, Zhao D, Zhao H, Zheng W, Zhang W. A 28-Year-Old Man with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Dissociative Identity Disorder Responding to Aripiprazole Augmentation of Clomipramine Combined with Psychoeducation and Exposure and Response Prevention. Am J Case Rep 2023;24:e941534. PMID: 38100391. PMCID: PMC10728879. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.941534

Tang L, Xu F, Yu G, Li C, Wen S, Zheng W. Efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Psychiatry 2023;14:1160081. PMID: 37502817. PMCID: PMC10370272. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1160081

Zhang L, Li, L, Zheng W, Zhang Y, Gao X, Tan L, Wang X, Chen Q, Xu J, Tang J, Lou X, Chen X, Zhang X, He L, Liu J, Cheng P, Xu L, Tian Y, Wen C, Li W. Psychosocial crisis intervention for coronavirus disease 2019 patients and healthcare workers. Journal of Central South University – Medical Sciences 2023;48(1):92-105. PMID: 36935182. DOI: 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2023.210803


Abadir A, Dalton R, Zheng W, Pincavitch J, Tripathi R. Neuroleptic Sensitivity in Dementia with Lewy Body and Use of Pimavanserin in an Inpatient Setting: A Case Report. Am J Case Rep 2022;23:e937397. PMID: 36282782. PMCID: PMC9619381. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.937397

Zhang Y, Yu W, Flynn C, Chang W, Zhang L, Wang M, Zheng W, Li P. Interplay between Gut Microbiota and NLRP3 Inflammasome in Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Nutrients 2022;14(24):5251. PMID: 36558410. PMCID: PMC9788242. DOI: 10.3390/nu14245251


Aboraya A, Nasrallah HA, Elswick D, Rastgar Y, Berry J, Hill C, Justice J, Zheng W, Pearson N, Gallucci G, Figgs P, Hustead J, Vogt J, Zafar J, Dohar S, Looper R, Guinan D, Elawady A, Shah O, Lam MW, Shagufta S, Schwartzman N, Hamric E, Mayle L, Miller M, Chandran D, Marshalek P, Moreland R, Tamang TL, Mattancheril S, Berzingi S. Measurement-based care training curriculum in psychiatry residency programs: I: Description of the curriculum and demonstration of implementation. Ann Clin Psychiatry 2021;33(3):168-179. PMID: 34398732. DOI: 10.12788/acp.0039

Cheng P, Jasinski N, Zheng W, Yadava A, Wang L, Li L, Xu L, Zhou Y, Zhang L, Li W. Psychometric Properties of the Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5: Findings From Family Members of Chinese Healthcare Workers During the Outbreak of COVID-19. Front Psychiatry 2021;12:695678. PMID: 34594246. PMCID: PMC8477025. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.695678

Kaski S, Marshalek P, Herschler J, Wen S, Zheng W. Sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone and multimodal management for high-risk chronic pain patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2021;10(5):973. PMID: 33801173. PMCID: PMC7957677. DOI: 10.3390/jcm10050973

Mahoney JJ, Haut MW, Hodder SL, Zheng W, Lander LR, Berry JH, Farmer DL, Marton JL, Ranjan M, Brandmeir NJ, Finomore VS, Hensley JL, Aklin WM, Wang GJ, Tomasi D, Shokri-Kojori E, Rezai AR. Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens/ventral capsule for severe and intractable opioid and benzodiazepine use disorder. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2021;29(2):210-5. PMID: 34043402. DOI: 10.1037/pha0000453

Perez J, Murdock S, Singh S, Zheng W. A case report: Steroid-induced mania in the context of COVID-19: The compounding impact of treatment on mental health. Heart and Mind 2021;5(4):157-160. DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_17_21

Shah D, Allen L, Zheng W, Madhavan SS, Wei W, LeMasters TJ, Sambamoorthi U. Economic burden of treatment-resistant depression among adults with chronic non-cancer pain conditions and major depressive disorder in the us. Pharmacoeconomics 2021;39(6):639-651. PMID: 33904144. PMCID: PMC8425301. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-021-01029-2

Shah D, Zheng W, Allen L, Wei W, LeMasters T, Madhavan S, Sambamoorthi U. Using a machine learning approach to investigate factors associated with treatment-resistant depression among adults with chronic non-cancer pain conditions and major depressive disorder. Current Medical Research and Opinion 2021;37(5):847-859. PMID: 33686881. PMCID: PMC8393457. DOI: 10.1080/03007995.2021.1900088

Winstanley EL, Lander LR, Zheng W, Law KB, Six-Workman A, Berry JH. Rapid Transition of Individual and Group-based Behavioral Outpatient Visits to Telepsychiatry in Response to COVID-19. Journal of Addiction Medicine 2021;15(3):263-265. PMID: 33105168. DOI:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000748

Xu L, Cheng P, Zheng W, Xu S, Li L, Zhang L, Wang X, Li W. Factors Associated With Preference of Psychological Intervention and Mental Status Among Chinese Teachers During Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Large Cross-Sectional Survey. Front Psychiatry 2021;12:704010. PMID: 34349685. PMCID: PMC8326447. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.704010

Zheng W, Liu X, Chandran D, Twist J, Yadava A, Li W, Miller M. Interpersonal psychotherapy knowledge dissemination in China. Heart and Mind 2021;5(4):144-152. DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_52_21


Zheng, W., Nickasch, M., Lander, L., Wen, S., Xiao, M., Marshalek, P., Dix, E, Sullivan, C. (2017). Treatment Outcome Comparison between Telepsychiatry and Face-to-face Buprenorphine Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder: A 2-Year Retrospective Data Analysis. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 11(2), 138–144.

Zheng, Wanhong, Nickasch, Michael, Lander, Laura, Wen, Sijin, Xiao, Minchan, Marshalek, Patrick, Dix, Ebony, Sullivan, Carl. Treatment Outcome Comparison between Telepsychiatry and Face-to-face Buprenorphine Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A 2-Year Retrospective Data Analysis. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 11(2):138-144, March/April 2017.

Yanfang Ye, Yujie Fan, Yiming Zhang, Xin Li and Wanhong Zheng. Social Media for Opioid Addiction Epidemiology: Automatic Detection of Opioid Addicts from Twitter. The 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Pan Pacific Singapore. November 6-10, 2017 (Accepted)

Yiming Zhang, Yujie Fan, Yanfang Ye, Xin Li, and Wanhong Zheng. Detecting Opioid Users from Twitter and Understanding their Perceptions toward MAT. The 17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2017). New Orleans, November 18-21, 2017. (Accepted)

Zheng WH, Wakim RJ, Geary RC, Lander LR, Wen SJ, Xiao MC and Sullivan CR. Self-reported Sleep Improvement in Buprenorphine MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Population. Austin Journal of Drug Abuse and Addiction - Vol.3, Issue 1 -2016; 3 (1): 1009.

Zheng, WH, Li, M, Nickasch, M, Yang, F, Gohar, AR. A new approach to over-bedding in American healthcare: Statistical analysis and computer simulation of patient admission in a West Virginia state psychiatric hospital. Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Aboraya, A., El-Missiry, A., Barlowe J., John C., Ebrahimian A., Muvvala S., Brandish J., Mansour H., Zheng W., et al. The reliability of the Standard for Clinicians' Interview in Psychiatry (SCIP): A clinician-administered tool with categorical, dimensional and numeric output. Schizophrenia Research, Volume 156, Issues 2-3, pp 174–183, July 2014.

Adjeroh, D., Beal, R., Abbasi, A., Zheng, W., Abate, M., and Ross, A. Signal Fusion for Social Media Analysis of Adverse Drug Events. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29(2), 2014, pp. 74-80.