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

Jane Metrik received her Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University in 2004.  She completed Clinical Psychology internship at the Brown University Medical School Clinical Psychology Training Consortium in 2004.  She completed a NIDA-funded Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Substance Abuse at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) in 2007.  She joined the CAAS faculty in July 2007.  Dr. Metrik holds a joint appointment with Brown University and the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). Her work focuses on behavioral mechanisms that influence the etiology of marijuana use, cannabis use disorders, and comorbidity with heavy drinking and affective disorders. Dr. Metrik's recent research examined marijuana’s pharmacological, cue-elicited, and neurocognitive effects as well as cannabinoid-related genetic variation in a number of domains including marijuana’s incentive salience, drug expectancy, impulsive and risky behavior, distress tolerance, and processing of affective information. Concurrent research projects in a marijuana-administration laboratory at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and at the Providence VAMC examine impact of acute and chronic use of marijuana and substance use more broadly in community-based samples and in returning veterans.​

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