Dr. Scott Steffensen

PH.D. in Pharmacology, Creator of SweatBlock

Dr. Scott Steffensen is not only a member of our Medical Review Board, he's also the founder and inventor of SweatBlock.

In addition to his role as inventor and founder, Dr. Steffensen is a tenured professor at Brigham Young University in the Phychology department with research and teaching focused the nuerobiology of addiction.

Dr. Steffensen utilizes electrophysiological, neurochemical, and behavioral approaches to study neuroadaptations in brain substrates during alcohol and nicotine dependence and codependence.

His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the past thirty years.

Dr. Steffensen recieved his PhD in Pharmacology and BS in Medical Technology from the University of Utah.


1987    PhD in Pharmacology, University of Utah Medical School

1980    BS in Medical Technology, University of Utah


2014-Present     Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience, BYU

2003-2014     Associate Professor in Psychology (tenured), BYU

2014     Visiting Professor in Psychology, BYU, Hawaii

2014     Visiting Professor in Neuroscience, University of Hawaii Medical School

2001-2003     Assistant Professor in Psychology, BYU

2000-2001     Visiting Teaching Professor in Neuroscience, BYU

1994-2000     Assistant Professor in Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute

1991-1994     Senior Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute

1989-1990     Visiting Scholar in Neuroscience, UCSD

1988-1994     Post-doctoral Fellow in Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute

1987-1988     Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School


2016-2019     Scholar, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

2011-2015     Associate Director, BYU Center for Neuroscience

1988-1992     NRSA PHS NIH Fellowship. Scripps Alcohol Research Center