Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (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 psychopharmacology and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). She has led research projects on the alcohol-smoking comorbidity, as well as opioid misuse. Her diverse research program currently investigates novel pharmacological treatments for cue-induced alcohol and cigarette craving, stress-related psychosocial factors on cognitive and executive function in individuals with opioid use disorder and public perceptions of opioid stigma.

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