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Alan J Budney, PHD

Professor of Psychiatry


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Pharmacology, University of Vermont (1990-93)
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University (1989)
B.S., Psychology with Honors, Pennsylvania State University (1981)


Contact Information:

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Addiction and Health Research
46 Centerra, Third Floor
Lebanon, NH 03766

Phone: 501-626-6568
Email: Alan.J.Budney@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Substance Abuse, Treatment Development, Marijuana / Cannabis, Withdrawal, Substance Use Policy

Grant Information:

Principal Investigator, T-32 Science of Co-Occurring Disorders, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (July 2014 through June 2019)

Principal Investigator, Targeting tobacco cessation during treatment for cannabis use disorders, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (June 2012 through May 2016)

Principal Investigator, Behavioral Treatment of Adolescent Marijuana Abuse (R01), National Institute on Drug Abuse (May 2002 through April 2018).

Co-Investigator, The Neuroeconomics of Behavioral Therapies for Adolescent Substance Abuse (R21), Principal Investigator: Catherine Stanger, Ph.D, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (April 2012 through March 2015)

Co-Investigator, Adaptive Treatment Strategies to Improve Adherence for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. Principal Investigator Catherine Stanger, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (September 2012 through August 2016).

Co-Investigator (Dartmouth site Principal Investigator) Does smoking cessation cause anhedonia? A test of pre-clinical findings. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Principal Investigator John Hughes, University of Vermont (December 2011 through November 2014)

Co-Investigator, Role of Sleep in The Treatment of Cannabis Dependence, National Institute on Drug Abuse. Principal Investigator: Ryan Vandrey, John Hopkins University (June 2012 through May 2015)

Co-Investigator, FAAH-Inhibitor for Cannabis Dependence, National Institute on Drug Abuse. Principal Investigator: Deepak DíSouza, Yale University (July 2012 through June 2015).

Co-Investigator, Cost-Effectiveness & Efficacy of Computerized Therapy for Depression and Drug Use. Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Glasner-Edwards, UCLA, (September 2014 through August 31, 2015).

Mentoring Information:

Current Postdoctoral Fellow: Dustin Lee, Ph.D (University of Kentucky)

Selected Publications:


A method to achieve extended cannabis abstinence in cannabis dependent patients with schizophrenia and non-psychiatric controls.
Rabin RA, Kozak K, Zakzanis KK, Remington G, Stefan C, Budney AJ, George TP
Schizophr Res. 2017 May 12; pii: S0920-9964(17)30265-7. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.006. Epub 2017 May 12.
PMID: 28506704

Development of a Self-Report Measure of Reward Sensitivity:A Test in Current and Former Smokers.
Hughes JR, Callas PW, Priest JS, Etter JF, Budney AJ, Sigmon SC
Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Jun 1;19(6):723-728. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw272.
PMID: 28486712

Does Tobacco Abstinence Decrease Reward Sensitivity? A Human Laboratory Test.
Hughes JR, Budney AJ, Muellers SR, Lee DC, Callas PW, Sigmon SC, Fingar JR, Priest J
Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Jun 1;19(6):677-685. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw204.
PMID: 28486707

Abstinence Based Incentives Plus Parent Training for Adolescent Alcohol and Other Substance Misuse.
Stanger C, Scherer EA, Babbin SF, Ryan SR, Budney AJ
Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 Apr 17; doi: 10.1037/adb0000279. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
PMID: 28414474

Advances in Research on Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Use.
Stanger C, Lansing AH, Budney AJ
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2016 Oct;25(4):645-59. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2016.05.002.
PMID: 27613343

Identifying treatment response subgroups for adolescent cannabis use.
Babbin SF, Stanger C, Scherer EA, Budney AJ
Addict Behav. 2016 Aug;59:72-9. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.03.033. Epub 2016 Apr 2.
PMID: 27082747

Smoking, vaping, eating: Is legalization impacting the way people use cannabis?
Borodovsky JT, Crosier BS, Lee DC, Sargent JD, Budney AJ
Int J Drug Policy. 2016 Oct;36:141-7. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.02.022. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
PMID: 26992484

Environmental cues and attempts to change in daily cannabis users: An intensive longitudinal study.
Hughes JR, Naud S, Budney AJ, Fingar JR, Callas PW
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Apr 1;161:15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.09.033. Epub 2016 Feb 6.
PMID: 26872879

Attempts to stop or reduce daily cannabis use: An intensive natural history study.
Hughes JR, Naud S, Budney AJ, Fingar JR, Callas PW
Psychol Addict Behav. 2016 May;30(3):389-97. doi: 10.1037/adb0000155. Epub 2016 Feb 1.
PMID: 26828641

Online survey characterizing vaporizer use among cannabis users.
Lee DC, Crosier BS, Borodovsky JT, Sargent JD, Budney AJ
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Feb 1;159:227-33. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.12.020. Epub 2015 Dec 30.
PMID: 26774946