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Speaker Biographies
Mark Appelbaum, Ph.D.
C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
Duncan B. Clark, M.D., Ph.D.
E. Jane Costello, Ph.D.
Nancy Day, M.P.H.
Naihua Duan, Ph.D.
Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.
Scott W. Henggeler, Ph.D.
Peter S. Jensen, M.D.
Peter Kalivas, Ph.D.
Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D.
David J. Kolko, Ph.D.
Robert J. Pandina, Ph.D.
Audrey Rogers, Ph.D.
Neal D. Ryan, M.D.
Ralph Tarter, Ph.D.
Timothy Wilens, M.D.
Ken Winters, Ph.D.
Commissioned Papers
Robert J. Pandina, Ph.D.

Dr. Pandina received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Vermont in 1973 and joined the staff of the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies that year. At present, Dr. Pandina is professor of psychology at the Center and serves as director of the Center. He is also professor of clinical psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, where he teaches clinical psychopharmacology. In addition, he is a member of the graduate faculty in clinical psychology and neuroscience. Dr. Pandina teaches and lectures both in the Summer School of Alcohol Studies and the New Jersey Summer School of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies and serves as a preceptor in the Center’s Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Dr. Pandina is a developmental neuropsychologist with specialty training in experimental and clinical psychopharmacology. His current research, which focuses on understanding the biopsychosocial origins and consequences of alcohol and drug use, abuse, and dependence emphasizes a lifespan developmental perspective and employs longitudinal methodology. Other areas of expertise include mechanisms of drug action, development and assessment of prevention and treatment interventions, drug testing in the workplace, and forensic psychology. In addition to serving as director of the Center of Alcohol Studies, he is the principal investigator of the NIDA-funded Health and Human Development Laboratory. Dr. Pandina has received grants from several sources, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National institute on Criminal Justice, and the New Jersey State Department of Health.

Dr. Pandina has presented numerous papers and published articles on his research in several areas, including alcohol and drug use etiology and consequences, psychosocial correlates of use, brain mechanisms and drug action, and addiction and the treatment process. He serves on several advisory and editorial boards and is past president of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behavior.

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