Dr. Danielle Dick

Lead, Center Project 4
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Rutgers Addiction Research Center
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
E-mail: danielle.m.dick@rutgers.edu

My research focuses on how genetic and environmental influences contribute to the development of patterns of substance use and related behaviors, such as child behavioral and emotional challenges, and how we can use that information to inform prevention and intervention. My work integrates developmental and clinical psychology, behavior genetics/twin studies, and statistical genetics/gene identification. I am particularly interested in impulsivity and behavioral/emotional regulation.

Dick, D. M., & Hancock, L. C. (2015). Integrating basic research with prevention/intervention to reduce risky substance use among college students. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 544.

Dick, D. M., Agrawal, A., Keller, M., Adkins, A., Aliev, F., Monroe, S., Hewitt, J., Kendler, K. S., & Sher, K. (2015). Candidate gene-environment interaction research: Reflections and Recommendations. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(1), 37-59.

Dick, D. M., Nasim, A., Edwards, A. C., Salvatore, J., Cho, S. B., Adkins, A., Meyers, J., Yan, J., Cooke, M., Clifford, J., Goyal, N., Halberstadt, L., Ailstock, K., Neale, Z., Oplaesky, J., Hancock, L., Donovan, K. K., Sun, C., Riley, B., & Kendler, K. S. (2014). Spit for Science: Launching a longitudinal study of genetic and environmental influences on substance use and emotional health at a large US university. Frontiers in Genetics (Behavioral and Psychiatric), 5, 47.

Dick, D.M., Cho, S. B, Latendresse, S. J., Aliev, F., Nurnberger Jr, J. I., Edenberg, H. J., Schuckit, M., Hessebrock, V. M., Porjesz, B., Bucholz, K., Wang, J. C., Goate, A., Kramer, J. R., & Kuperman, S. (2014). Genetic influences on alcohol use across stages of development: GABRA2 and longitudinal trajectories of drunkenness from adolescence to young adulthood. Addiction Biology, 19, 1055-64.

Dick, D. M., Aliev, F., Latendresse, S. J., Hickman, M., Heron, J., Macleod, J., Joinson, C., Maughan, B., Lewis, G., & Kendler, K. S. (2013). Adolescent alcohol use is predicted by childhood temperament factors before age 5, with mediation through personality and peers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 2108-17.