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Alan J Budney

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:


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 Feb 1; 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

Confirmation of the trials and tribulations of vaping.
Budney AJ, Sargent JD, Lee DC
Addiction. 2015 Nov;110(11):1710-1. doi: 10.1111/add.13155.
PMID: 26471155

Outcomes from a computer-assisted intervention simultaneously targeting cannabis and tobacco use.
Lee DC, Budney AJ, Brunette MF, Hughes JR, Etter JF, Stanger C
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Oct 1;155:134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.001. Epub 2015 Aug 10.
PMID: 26307942

Vaping cannabis (marijuana): parallel concerns to e-cigs?
Budney AJ, Sargent JD, Lee DC
Addiction. 2015 Nov;110(11):1699-704. doi: 10.1111/add.13036. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
PMID: 26264448

Evaluating the Validity of Caffeine Use Disorder.
Budney AJ, Lee DC, Juliano LM
Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Sep;17(9):74. doi: 10.1007/s11920-015-0611-z.
PMID: 26220829

Clinic- and home-based contingency management plus parent training for adolescent cannabis use disorders.
Stanger C, Ryan SR, Scherer EA, Norton GE, Budney AJ
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;54(6):445-53.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.02.009. Epub 2015 Feb 28.
PMID: 26004659

Computer-assisted behavioral therapy and contingency management for cannabis use disorder.
Budney AJ, Stanger C, Tilford JM, Scherer EB, Brown PC, Li Z, Li Z, Walker DD
Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Sep;29(3):501-11. doi: 10.1037/adb0000078. Epub 2015 May 4.
PMID: 25938629

Development and Initial Evaluation of a Web-Based Program to Increase Parental Awareness and Monitoring of Underage Alcohol Use: A Brief Report.
Brown PC, Dunn ME, Budney AJ
J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2014 Mar 1;23(2):109-115.
PMID: 25774082

A comparison of delay discounting in adolescents and adults in treatment for cannabis use disorders.
Lee DC, Stanger C, Budney AJ
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Apr;23(2):130-7. doi: 10.1037/a0038792. Epub 2015 Feb 2.
PMID: 25643024