Caryn Lerman, Ph.D.

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John H. Glick, M.D. Professor in Cancer Research
Department: Psychiatry
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Penn Medicine Executive Offices
PCAM 601SPE
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-2443
Fax: 215-573-2030
Education:
B.S. (Psychology)
Pennsylvania State University , 1981.
M.S. (Psychology)
University of Southern California , 1982.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Southern California , 1984.
(Internship in Clinical/Medical Psychology)
Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center , 1985.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Lerman's work translates research in neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, and behavioral science to develop improved interventions for health risk behavior change.

Selected Publications

Kable JW, Caulfield MK, Falcone M, McConnell M, Bernardo L, Parthasarathi T, Cooper N, Ashare R, Audrain-McGovern J, Hornik R, Diefenbach P, Lee FJ, Lerman C: No Effect of Commercial Cognitive Training on Brain Activity, Choice Behavior, or Cognitive Performance. The Journal of Neuroscience 37(31): 7390-7402, 2017.

Falcone M, Cao W, Bernardo L, Tyndale RF, Loughead J, Lerman C: Brain responses to smoking cues differ based on nicotine metabolism rate. Biological Psychiatry 80(3): 190-197, 2016.

Tyndale RF, Zhu AZX, George TP, Cinciripini P, Hawk LW, Schnoll RA, Swan GE, Benowitz NL, Heitjan DF, Lerman C.: Lack of associations of CHRNA5-A3-B4 genetic variants with smoking cessation treatment outcomes in Caucasian smokers despite associations with baseline smoking. PLOS One 10(5): e0128109 2015.

Lerman C, Schnoll, RA, Hawk LW, Cinciripini P, George TP, Wileyto EP, Swan GE, Benowitz NI, Heitjan DF, Tyndale RF, PGRN-PNAT Research Group.: Use of the nicotine metabolite ratio as a genetically informed biomarker of response to nicotine patch or varenicline for smoking cessation: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 3(2): 131-138, 2015.

Loughead J, Wileyto EP, Ruparel K, Falcone M, Hopson R, Gur R, Lerman C. : Working memory-related neural activity predicts future smoking relapse. Neuropsychopharmacology 40(6): 1311-1320, 2015.

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Last updated: 09/28/2017
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