Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Brain-Behavioral Vulnerabilities Division; Center for Studies on Addiction, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

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Department of Psychiatry
Center for Studies on Addiction
3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-0222
B.S. (Psychology)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1973.
M.A. (Psychology)
Bryn Mawr College, 1976.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
Bryn Mawr College, 1979.
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Selected Publications

Shi Z, Li X, Kampman KM, Childress AR, Wiers CE, Langleben DD.: Depressive Symptomatology Is Associated With Smaller Reductions in Drug Cue Reactivity During Extended-Release Naltrexone Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry 84: 22br14567, Apr 2023.

Shi Z, Li X, Byanyima JI, O'Brien CP, Childress AR, Lynch KG, Loughead J, Wiers CE, Langleben DD.: Effects of current smoking severity on brain gray matter volume in opioid use disorder - a voxel-based morphometry study. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Feb 2023.

Regier PS, Gawrysiak MJ, Jagannathan K, Childress AR, Franklin TR, Wetherill RR.: Trauma exposure among cannabis use disorder individuals was associated with a craving-correlated non-habituating amygdala response to aversive cues. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep 5: 100098, Sep 2022.

Regier PS, Sinko L, Jagannathan K, Aryal S, Teitelman AM, Childress AR.: In young women, a link between childhood abuse and subliminal processing of aversive cues is moderated by impulsivity. BMC Psychiatry 22: 159, Mar 2022.

Shi Z, Langleben DD, O'Brien CP, Childress AR, Wiers CE.: Multivariate pattern analysis links drug use severity to distributed cortical hypoactivity during emotional inhibitory control in opioid use disorder. Neuroimage Clin 2021.

Shi Z, Jagannathan K, Padley JH, Wang AL, Fairchild VP, O'Brien CP, Childress AR, Langleben DD.: The role of withdrawal in mesocorticolimbic drug cue reactivity in opioid use disorder. Addict Biol 2021.

Regier PS, Jagannathan K, Franklin TR, Wetherill RR, Langleben DD, Gawyrsiak M, Kampman KM, Childress AR.: Sustained brain response to repeated drug cues is associated with poor drug-use outcomes. Addict Biol 2021.

Patti MA, Wochele S, Hu Y, Regier PS, Childress AR, Troiani V.: Orbitofrontal sulcogyral morphology in patients with cocaine use disorder. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging 305: 111174, Nov 2020.

Shi, Z, Jagannathan K, Padley JH, Wang AL, O’Brien CP, Childress AR, Langleben DD. : Role of withdrawal symptoms but not craving in mesocorticolimbic drug cue-reactivity in opioid use disorder. Addiction Biology September 2020.

Wiers CE, Zhao J, Manza P, Murani K, Amirez V, Zehrz A, Freeman C, Wang G-J, Demiral SB, Childress AR, Tomasi D, Volkow, ND.: Conscious and unconscious brain responses to food and cocaine cues. Brain Imaging and Behavior January 2020.

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