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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
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
46 Centerra Pkwy, Suite 315, HB 7255
Lebanon, NH 03766

Office: 603-646-7088
Phone: 501-626-6568
Email: Alan.J.Budney@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

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

Grant Information:

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

Co-Investigator, Treatment Development and Evaluation Core Director, Technology-based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders. Principal Investigator: Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College, August 2016 - May 2021

Principal Investigator, Targeting tobacco cessation during treatment for cannabis use disorders, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (June 2012 through May 2018)

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

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 Dec 2017)

Co-Investigator, Effect of sex differences and concurrent cannabis use on stress-related psychobiological mechanisms associated with smoking cessation and relapse. Principal Investigator: Mustafa Al'Absi, University of Minnesota (September 2017 -June 2021)

Mentoring Information:

Current Postdoctoral Fellow: Ashley Knapp, Ph.D (University of Kentucky)

Current Graduate Student: Jacob Borodovsky, B.S.
(Tufts University)

Selected Publications:


Cannabis regulatory science: risk-benefit considerations for mental disorders.
Borodovsky JT, Budney AJ
Int Rev Psychiatry. 2018 May 29;:1-20. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2018.1454406. Epub 2018 May 29.
PMID: 29843548

Studying Cannabis Use Behaviors With Facebook and Web Surveys: Methods and Insights.
Borodovsky JT, Marsch LA, Budney AJ
JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 May 2;4(2):e48. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.9408. Epub 2018 May 2.
PMID: 29720366

Psychometric assessment of the marijuana adolescent problem inventory.
Knapp AA, Babbin SF, Budney AJ, Walker DD, Stephens RS, Scherer EA, Stanger C
Addict Behav. 2018 Apr;79:113-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.12.013. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
PMID: 29288984

Mobile contingency management as an adjunctive treatment for co-morbid cannabis use disorder and cigarette smoking.
Beckham JC, Adkisson KA, Hertzberg J, Kimbrel NA, Budney AJ, Stephens RS, Moore SD, Calhoun PS
Addict Behav. 2018 Apr;79:86-92. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.12.007. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
PMID: 29268146

Legal cannabis laws, home cultivation, and use of edible cannabis products: A growing relationship?
Borodovsky JT, Budney AJ
Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Dec;50:102-110. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.09.014. Epub 2017 Nov 5.
PMID: 29102847

Cannabis Withdrawal: A Review of Neurobiological Mechanisms and Sex Differences.
Schlienz NJ, Budney AJ, Lee DC, Vandrey R
Curr Addict Rep. 2017 Jun;4(2):75-81. doi: 10.1007/s40429-017-0143-1. Epub 2017 Apr 29.
PMID: 29057200

The potential impact of cannabis legalization on the development of cannabis use disorders.
Budney AJ, Borodovsky JT
Prev Med. 2017 Nov;104:31-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.06.034. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
PMID: 28668544

U.S. cannabis legalization and use of vaping and edible products among youth.
Borodovsky JT, Lee DC, Crosier BS, Gabrielli JL, Sargent JD, Budney AJ
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Aug 1;177:299-306. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.02.017. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
PMID: 28662974

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. 2018 Apr;194:47-54. 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