Upcoming Events

2022 Fall Seminar: Annessa Flentje

"Understanding and Reducing Substance Use and Other Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals" by Annesa Flentje, associate professor at the University of California - San Francisco Community Health Systems, School of Nursing.

2022 Fall Seminar: Ashley Gearhardt

"Food Addiction: Science and Review" by Ashley Gearhardt, associate professor at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology & Food and Addiction Science and Treatment (FAST) Lab.

2022 Fall Seminar: William Stoops

"Novel Cocaine Use Disorder Outcomes and Treatment Target ID from the Human Laboratory" by William Stoops, professor at the University of Kentucky Departments of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry and Psychology & Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

Past Events

"Making an Impact on Our Overdose Crisis: A Complex but Not Impossible Task" by Rachel Winograd, associated professor at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences; April 22, 2022.

"Behavioral Impaired Control Over Drinking:  Exploring Acute Stress (Trier Social Stress Test), a Prime Dose, and Childhood Trauma With Self-Administration Methods," by Julie Patock-Peckham, assistant research professor at the Arizona State University Social Addictions Impulse Lab, Department of Psychology; March 11, 2022.

"Understanding Alcohol and Other Substance Use Among Black Americans Through a Socio-Ecological Lens," by Tamika Zapolski, associate professor of clinical psychology at the Indiana University-Purdue University Department of Psychology; Feb. 18, 2022.

"Sex Differences in Cannabinoid Effects on the Brain and Behavior," by Elise Weerts, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Nov. 19, 2021.

"Acute Alcohol Effects and Risk For Alcohol Consequences," by Denis McCarthy, professor at the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences; Oct. 15, 2021.

"Young Adult Substance Use and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Opportunities For Prevention," by Christine Lee, associate director at the University of Washington Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors; Sept. 24, 2021.

"New Perspectives on Alcohol Harm Reduction and Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder: A 20 Year Journey," by Katie Witkiewitz, Regent's professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology; April 16, 2021.

"Causes and Consequences of Cannabis Use," by Hugh Garavan, professor at the University of Vermont Department of Psychological Sciences; March 12, 2021.

"Community Responsive Interventions for Addictive Behaviors: Smoking Cessation as a Use Case," by Monica Webb Hooper, deputy director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH); Feb. 19, 2021.

"Contextualizing Hispanic Alcohol (Mis)Use: Sociocultural and Individual Difference Factors," by Priscilla Lui, assistant professor at the Southern Methodist University Department of Psychology; Nov. 20, 2020.

"Drunk In Love: Genes, Romantic Relationships, and Alcohol Misuse," by Jessica E. Salvatore, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychology and Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics; Oct. 16, 2020.

"Psychedelic Science: Behavioral and Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin," by Matthew W. Johnson, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Sept. 18, 2020.

"Personality and Alcohol Use Disorder: What Is the Connection?" by Kenneth Sher, Curators' Distinguished professor at the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences; Feb. 21, 2020.

"Top-Down Control of Impulsive Choices Using Time-Based Interventions in Rats," by Kimberly Kirkpatrick, director, University Distinguished Professor, at the Kansas State University Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity Center, Department of Psychological Sciences; Nov. 15, 2019.

"Neuroimaging: A Tool to Examine Addictive Behaviors," by Laura Martin, associate professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center; April 26, 2019.

"Changing the Default for Tobacco Cessation Treatment," by Kimber Richter, professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health; March 22, 2019.

"'Now, That Bridge Needs Crossing': Navigating the Co-Occuring Issues of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence," Dr. Adrianne Kunkel, professor at the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies, and Jennifer Guthrie, assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Communication Studies; Feb. 22, 2019.

"Inaugural Lecture: Applying Behavioral Economics to the Study and Treatment of Drug Addiction," Stephen Higgins, Virginia H. Donaldson Professor of Translational Science at the University of Vermont Departments of Psychiatry and Psychological Science; Feb. 1, 2019.