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Rebecca L Ashare, Ph.D.

Rebecca L Ashare, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction
3535 Market St, Suite 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-5789
Education:
B.A (Psychology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003.
M.A (Clinical Psychology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research focuses on repurposing pharmacological treatments for novel indications, with a particular focus on neurocognition and smoking behavior. I conduct human behavioral pharmacology studies in nicotine dependence and utilize tools from the fields of neuropharmacology and cognitive neuroscience to understand the mechanisms of efficacy of nicotine dependence treatments. My research examines multiple risk factors for smoking behavior and relapse including behavioral and neural assessments of cognition, stress, and mood. I have also conducted research on individual differences in the effects of abstinence and predictors of smoking relapse including sex differences, smokers with comorbid disorders (e.g., HIV/AIDS, depression, and ADHD), and genetics.
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Last updated: 07/12/2017
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