Craig R. Rush, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator
Joshua A. Lile, Ph.D. Principal Investigator
William W. Stoops, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator
465 East High Street, Suite 204B
Lexington, KY 40507
Fax: (859) 257-768
The Laboratory of Human Behavioral Pharmacology (LHBP), a research unit in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, was established in 1999 and currently supports the research of three principal investigators: Craig R. Rush, Joshua A. Lile and William W. Stoops. The mission of the LHBP is four-fold. First, through its research, the LHBP aims to elucidate the biological, pharmacological and environmental factors that contribute to substance use disorders. Second, research activities in LHBP are also focused on identifying putative pharmacotherapies for the management of cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis use disorder using sophisticated human laboratory techniques. Third, the LHBP is conducting several clinical trials of novel interventions for cocaine use disorder. Fourth, the LHBP has as its mission to train pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, medical students and psychiatry residents in substance-abuse research.
Research in the LHBP uses principles of pharmacology and behavioral analysis to determine the behavioral and neuropharmacological underpinnings of drug use disorders. Facilities are available for the conduct of outpatient and inpatient experiments, as well as clinical trials. A computerized data-collection system custom designed for the conduct of human behavioral pharmacology research is used, which completely automates the collection of relevant behavioral and physiological data. These research activities are primarily funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Laboratory of Human Behavioral Pharmacology Staff
|Frances Wagner, RN - Clinical Research Nurse |
|Michelle Gray - Research Analyst|
|Bryan Hall - Research Analyst|
Post Doctoral Fellows
|Rita Basconi - Laboratory Technician|
|Anna Reynolds, PhD|
Alisha Eversole - Laboratory Technician
|Joseph Alcorn III, PhD|
Mary Ann Kincer - Laboratory Technician Sr.
Geeet Parikh - Laboratory Technician
Ashely Embree- Prevention Coordinator