UPCOMING LAB PRESENTATIONS:
Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Nov 10-13, 2011: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Filtz, K.R., Trotter, D.R.M., Watson, N.L., Gottlieb,
J.C., Evans, L. & Cohen, L.M. The Effect of Opioids on Nicotine
Craving in Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Study.
Trotter, D.R.M., Filtz, K.R., Gottlieb, J.C., Watson, N.L.,
Evans, L. & Cohen, L. M. Nicotine Analgesia in Individuals with
VanderVeen, J.W., Cohen, L.M. & Watson, N.L. Changes in
Impulsivity among Heavy Drinking Cigarette Smokers after 24-Hours of Smoking
Watson, N.L., Dempsey, J.P., VanderVeen, J.W., Gottlieb, J.C.
& Cohen, L.M. Examining the Relationship Between Social Anxiety and
Cigarette Smoking: Smoking to Cope.
Current research focuses on factors which
influence drug use. Our lab has a strong emphasis on cigarette smoking and use
of smokeless tobacco. We are interested in both clinical and pre-clinical
laboratory research to understand behavioral factors which influence drug use.
More recently, our lab has paired with the South Plains Alcohol and Addiction
Research Center (www.ttuhsc.edu/centers/spaarc)
to investigate the connection between the genetics and the neurobiological
consequences of drug and alcohol use to the related cognitive, behavioral and
physiological components and consequences of substance use. SPAARC is a
multidisciplinary and collaborative group made up of Clinical Psychologists,
Behavioral Pharmacologists, Biochemists, Molecular Biologists, Cognitive
Neuroscientists, and Pharmacologists.
To learn more about Dr. Cohen, current graduate
and undergraduate students, colleagues, and alumni, click on the appropriate
To learn more about funding sources for substance abuse research, professional
organizations with interests in substance abuse research, or web-based smoking
cessation treatments click on the "related sites" above.
For more information about the
Behavioral Pharmacology Lab write to:
Lee M. Cohen, Ph. D.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-2051
Telephone: (806) 742-3711 Ext. 236