BNP Core Faculty

  • Akins, Chana, Ph.D., University of Texas, 1994; Professor. Associative learning and addiction, mechanisms of substance and alcohol abuse and relapse, and the role of steroid hormones in addictive behavior.
  • Bardo, Michael, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1980; Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Psychopharmacology, neuroscience, conditioning with drugs of abuse.
  • Barron, Susan, Ph.D., State University of New York (Albany), 1987; Associate Professor. Prenatal drug effects, psychopharmacology, behavioral teratology.
  • Beckmann, Joshua, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2007; Assistant Professor.
  • Fillmore, Mark, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1993; Professor. Human behavioral pharmacology, alcohol, caffeine, drug abuse, cognition, motivation.
  • Kelly, Thomas, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Minnesota, 1983; Professor. Behavioral pharmacology, effects of drugs with abuse liability, influence of psychosocial factors on the functional effects of drugs.
  • Prendergast, Mark, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1994; Professor. Effects of alcohol on cognitive function in rodents, nicotine and cognitive function.
  • Rush, Craig, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Vermont, 1992; Professor. Human behavioral pharmacology of abused drugs.
  • Sharrett-Field, Lynda, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013; Assistant Professor.  
  • Stoops, William, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science), University of Kentucky, 2005; Assistant Professor. Human behavioral pharmacology of abuse drugs.
  • Weafer, Jessica, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012; Assistan Professor
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