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Alan J Budney, Ph.D.

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)

New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center


Contact Information:

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Addiction Treatment and Research Program
Rivermill Complex, Suite B3-1, 85 Mechanic St.
Lebanon, NH 03766

Office: 603-653-1821
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:


Lee DC, Budney AJ, Brunette MF, Hughes JR, Etter JF, Stanger C
Outcomes from a computer-assisted intervention simultaneously targeting cannabis and tobacco use.
Drug Alcohol Depend 2015 Aug 10;
PMID: 26307942

Budney AJ, Sargent JD, Lee DC
Vaping cannabis (marijuana): parallel concerns to e-cigs?
Addiction 2015 Aug 12;
PMID: 26264448

Budney AJ, Lee DC, Juliano LM
Evaluating the Validity of Caffeine Use Disorder.
Curr Psychiatry Rep 2015 Sep; 17(9):611
PMID: 26220829

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

Budney AJ, Stanger C, Tilford JM, Scherer EB, Brown PC, Li Z, Li Z, Walker DD
Computer-Assisted Behavioral Therapy and Contingency Management for Cannabis Use Disorder.
Psychol Addict Behav 2015 May 4;
PMID: 25938629

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

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

Budney AJ, Emond JA
Caffeine addiction? Caffeine for youth? Time to act!
Addiction 2014 Nov; 109(11):1771-2
PMID: 24984891

Hughes JR, Fingar JR, Budney AJ, Naud S, Helzer JE, Callas PW
Marijuana use and intoxication among daily users: an intensive longitudinal study.
Addict Behav 2014 Oct; 39(10):1464-70
PMID: 24935797

Lee DC, Budney AJ, Brunette MF, Hughes JR, Etter JF, Stanger C
Treatment models for targeting tobacco use during treatment for cannabis use disorder: case series.
Addict Behav 2014 Aug; 39(8):1224-30
PMID: 24813547