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Reagan R. Wetherill

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Studies of Addiction
3535 Market Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-3953
B.S. (Neuroscience)
Vanderbilt University, 2002.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Texas at Austin, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Clinical Psychology Intern, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System/University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, 2009-2010.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California , 2010-2011.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 2012-2013.
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Selected Publications

Regier, P., Jagannathan, K., Franklin, T., Wetherill, R., Langleben, D., Gawrysiak, M., Kampman, K., Childress, A.R.: Sustained brain response to repeated drug cues is associated with worse drug-use outcomes. Addiction Biology February 2021.

Wetherill, R.R., Spilka, N., Jagannathan, K., Morris, P., Romer, R., Pond, T., Lynch, K.G., Franklin, T.R., Kranzler, H.R.: Effects of topiramate on neural responses to alcohol cues in treatment-seeking individuals with alcohol use disorder: preliminary findings from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Neuropsychopharmacology February 2021.

Franklin, T.R., Jagannathan, K., Spilka, N.H., Keyser, H., Ely, A.V., Rao, H., Janes, A.C., Wetherill, R.R. : Smoking-induced craving relief relates to increased DLPFC-striatal coupling in nicotine-dependent women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence February 2021.

Aydogan, G., Daviet, R., Karlsson, R., Linnér, R.K., Harel, T.A., Kable, J.W., Kranzler, H.R., Wetherill, R.R., Ruff, C.C., Koellinger, P.D., Nave, G. : Genetic underpinnings of risky behavior relate to altered neuroanatomy. Nature Human Behavior January 2021.

Ketcherside, A., Jagannathan, K., Dolui, S., Hager, N., Spilka, N., Nutor, C., Rao, H., Franklin, T., Wetherill, R.R.: Baclofen-induced changes in the resting brain modulate smoking cue reactivity: A double-blind placebo-controlled functional magnetic resonance imaging study in cigarette smokers. Clinical Psychopharmacology & Neuroscience 18: 289-302, May 2020.

Li, X., Pan, Y., Fang, Z., Lei, H., Zhang, X., Shi, H., Ma, N., Raine, P., Wetherill, R., Kim, J., Wan, Y, Rao, H.: Test-retest reliability of brain responses to risk-taking during the balloon analogue risk task NeuroImage 209: 116495, April 2020.

Ely, A., Jagannathan, K., Hager, N., Ketcherside, K.A., Franklin, T.R., Wetherill, R.R. : Double jeopardy: Comorbid obesity and cigarette smoking are linked to neurobiological alterations in inhibitory control during smoking cue exposure. Addiction Biology 25, March 2020.

Wetherill, R.R., Rao, H., Hager, N., Wang, J., Franklin, T.R., Fan, Y.: Classifying and characterizing nicotine use disorder with high accuracy using machine learning and resting-state fMRI Addiction Biology 24(4): 811-821, July 2019 Notes: DOI: 10.1111/adb.12644

Franklin, T.R., Jagannathan, K., Ketcherside, A., Spilka, N., Wetherill, R.R.: Menstrual cycle phase modulates responses to smoking cues in the putamen: Preliminary evidence for a novel target. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 198: 100-104, May 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.01.039.

Ashare, R.L., Wetherill, R.R.: The intersection of sex differences, tobacco use, and inflammation: implications for psychiatric disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports 20(9): 75, August 2018.

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