Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Rachel Gunn is clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington where she studied the role of impulsive personality and executive functioning  in the etiology of young adult drinking. She completed her clinical internship at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) in the School of Public Health. During this fellowship, she studied the etiology and behavioral pharmacology of cannabis use and gained experience with laboratory alcohol and cannabis administration methods. Dr. Gunn's current work utilizes mixed-method (laboratory and ambulatory assessment) approaches to understand the etiology of alcohol and cannabis use in a variety of populations. Her current projects examine the impact of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use on alcohol consumption and consequences, cannabis use on alcohol treatment outcomes, and the impact of perinatal cannabis use on mental health. 

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