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Merideth A. Addicott PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentTranslational Neuroscience
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    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NCPhD2009Neuroscience

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    My lab studies how drugs, primarily nicotine, affect mood, behavior, and neural function. I use behavioral tasks, smart phone apps, and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study these interactions. In particular, I am investigating how individual differences in daily stress levels and distress tolerance can help or hurt a smoking quit attempt. Other projects include the acute and chronic effects of drugs on reward-based decision making. I am interested in understanding how drugs that affect dopamine signaling influence effort-based decisions, and how this may relate to psychiatric symptoms.

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    1. Addicott MA, Pearson JM, Schechter JC, Sapyta JJ, Weiss MD, Kollins SH. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the explore/exploit trade-off. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2021 02; 46(3):614-621. PMID: 33040092.
    2. Addicott MA, Wardle MC, Selig JP. Effort-based decision making varies by smoking status. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020 Apr; 237(4):1081-1090. PMID: 31900525.
    3. Addicott MA, Schechter JC, Sapyta JJ, Selig JP, Kollins SH, Weiss MD. Methylphenidate increases willingness to perform effort in adults with ADHD. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2019 08; 183:14-21. PMID: 31226260.
    4. Addicott MA, Sweitzer MM, McClernon FJ. The Effects of Nicotine and Tobacco Use on Brain Reward Function: Interaction With Nicotine Dependence Severity. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 05 21; 21(6):764-771. PMID: 29584917.
    5. Addicott MA, Daughters SB, Strauman TJ, Appelbaum LG. Distress tolerance to auditory feedback and functional connectivity with the auditory cortex. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2018 12 30; 282:1-10. PMID: 30384144.
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