Stephanie Collins Reed, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)
Dr. Stephanie Collins Reed received her undergraduate training in Psychology at Lafayette College (1995), and a M.A. (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) in Experimental Psychology from Boston University. Her graduate work included studying the effects of a cocaine vaccine and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors on cocaine-related behavior in rats in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen Kantak. Following this, she completed a five-year postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Pharmacology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Here, she studied sex and age differences in cocaine-related behavior and neurochemistry in rats in the laboratory of Dr. Sari Izenwasser.
In 2004, Dr. Collins Reed joined the Substance Abuse Fellowship at Columbia University for a two-year fellowship. Here, she received training in human preclinical studies under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Foltin and Dr. Suzette Evans. Upon completion of the fellowship in 2006, she joined the faculty at Division of Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Dr. Collins Reed's recent research interests include examining sex differences in the effects of stimulants, alcohol and marijuana. She also has recently joined NYSPI's Institutional Review Board (IRB) as an administrator.
My interests lie in examining sex differences in the interaction of cocaine abuse and stress and impulsivity. Sex differences in stress response and impulsivity would suggest that it is important to develop sex-specific treatment strategies targeting impulsive behavior or stress reduction in cocaine abusers.