Shane Kraus, PhD
Director, Behavioral Addictions Lab
Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Community Faculty, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Editor-in-Chief, Sexual Health & Compulsivity
Appointed Boards: ACPG, SASH
Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and expert in psychopathology, sexual trauma, substance use disorders, gambling disorders, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD). An assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Kraus uses behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among at-risk groups. He has published extensively on sexual behavior and was part of the World Health Organization working group who put forth the diagnostic criteria for CSBD for ICD-11. His gambling research is also exploring effective screening approaches for identifying individuals with problem gambling. Dr. Kraus received his PhD in clinical psychology (emphasis: community psychology) from Bowling Green State University in 2013. He completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2013 and his post-doctoral advanced psychology fellowship at the VISN 1 New England MIRECC, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in 2015.