Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. Jane Metrik is Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and a core faculty member at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS). Trained in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University, Dr. Metrik completed Brown’s clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at CAAS before joining faculty in 2007. She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, and Mentor on numerous federally funded research projects and as a research mentor to CAAS postdoctoral fellows. She directs a program of research focused on cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that influence the etiology of cannabis use, related problems, cannabis use disorder, and comorbidity with alcohol and affective disorders. Dr. Metrik's recent research examined cannabis’ pharmacological, cue-elicited, and neurocognitive effects in a number of domains including incentive salience, drug expectancy, impulsive and risky behaviors, and processing of affective information. Concurrent projects in Dr. Metrik’s cannabis-administration laboratory at CAAS and at the Providence VA Medical Center examine the impact of acute and chronic use of cannabis and substances in community-based samples and in veterans. Dr. Metrik has a joint appointment at the Providence VA Medical Center where she conducts clinical trials on cannabinoid-based treatment and behavioral treatment of co-occurring mood and substance use disorders in veterans, trains psychology post-doctoral fellows and residents in the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. 

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