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Anna Rose Childress

Research Professor of Psychology in 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

Contact information
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, , Department of Psychiatry, Center for Behavioral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1979-1981.
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Selected Publications

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.

Regier PS, Childress AR, and Kampman KM.: “Clinical Trials for Stimulant Abuse.” HEP Substance Use Disorders: From Etiology to Treatment. Michael A. Nader & Yasmin Hurd 2019.

Shi Z, Jagannathan K, Wang AL, Fairchild VP, Lynch KG, Suh JJ, Childress, AR. and Langleben DD. : Behavioral and accumbal responses during an affective Go/No-Go task predict adherence to injectable naltrexone treatment in opioid use disorder. Int J Neuropsychopharmacology 2019.

Regier PS, Teitelman A, Jagannathan K, Monge ZA, McCondochie C, Elkind J, and Childress AR.: Women at greater sexual risk for STIs/HIV have a lower mesolimbic and affective bias response to sexual stimuli. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2019.

Shi Z, Wang AL, Jagannathan K, Fairchild VP, O'Brien CP, Childress, AR and Langleben DD. : Effects of extended-release naltrexone on the brain response to drug-related stimuli in patients with opioid use disorder. J Psychiatry Neuroscience 2018.

Franklin TR, Jagannathan K, Hager N, Fang Z, Xu S, Wong JJ, Childress AR, Detre JA, Rao H, and Wetherill R.: Brain substrates of early (4h) cigarette abstinence: Identification of treatment targets. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2017.

Wetherill RR, Hager N, Jagannathan K, Mashhoon Y, Pater H, Childress AR, and Franklin TR: Early versus late onset of cannabis use: differences in striatal response to cannabis cues. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. January 2016.

Ely Alice V, Childress Anna Rose, Jagannathan Kanchana, Lowe Michael R: The way to her heart? Response to romantic cues is dependent on hunger state and dieting history: An fMRI pilot study. Appetite 95: 126-31, Dec 2015.

Wetherill Reagan R, Jagannathan Kanchana, Hager Nathan, Childress Anna Rose, Rao Hengyi, Franklin Teresa R: Cannabis, Cigarettes, and Their Co-Occurring Use: Disentangling Differences in Gray Matter Volume. The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) 18(10): pyv061, Sep 2015.

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