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


Dr. Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Goodyear Chavanne's education includes training in psychology from San Diego State University, neuroscience from George Mason University and psychopharmacology as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. Her research agenda has touched on different cognitive, behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms involved with addiction, with a strong emphasis on personalized medicine and novel pharmacological approaches tor treatment of addictions.

She has led led research projects involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and alcohol-smoking comorbidity, as well as opioid stigma and misuse. Her diverse research program currently investigates different medicines and interventions to treat individuals with alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. 

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