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Major Area of Study



Susan Tapert, PhD



Research Interests

April uses neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods to examine the effects of alcohol and substance use on adolescent neurocognition and development.

Representative Publications
  • Stewart, J.L. & May, A.C. (2016) Electrophysiology for addiction medicine: From methodology to conceptualization of reward deficits. In H. Ekhtiari & M.P. Paulus (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research: Neuroscience for Addiction Medicine, 224, 67-84.

  • May, A.C., Stewart, J.L, Tapert, S.F., & Paulus, M.P. (2014). The Effect of Age on Neural Processing of Pleasant Soft Touch Stimuli. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00052./p>

  • May, A.C., Stewart, J.L., Migliorini, R., Tapert, S.F., & Paulus, M.P. (2013). Methamphetamine dependent adults show attenuated brain response to pleasant interoceptive stimuli. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 131, 238-246.

  • Institutional Research Training Grant, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: T32 AA013525, Alcohol Research in the Science/Practitioner Model. PI: Edward P. Riley, 2016-2017
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