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Dr. Jennifer Plebani

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
3900 Chestnut Street TRC

Brief Biography:

Dr. Plebani has conducted research on the treatment of addictive disorders, including the evaluation of behavioral interventions for nicotine dependence, and pharmacotherapies for the treatment of cocaine dependence and alcohol dependence. Her current research interests include investigating the mechanisms of action of promising pharmacotherapies in human laboratory studies, as well as clinical trials combining behavioral interventions such as contingency management with promising pharmacotherapies for cocaine, alcohol and opiate dependence.

Academic positions:

Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Research interests:

Dr. Plebani's research interests include the role of stress and craving on cocaine and alcohol use, health behaviors during substance abuse treatment, and behavioral pharmacology.

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