Find information about our current and former laboratory members, below, or click here to see information about joining our research team.

Principal Investigator  

  Andrea C. King, Ph.D.
  Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
  Tel: 773-702-6181

About: Dr. King is a tenured professor at U Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and has been on faculty since 1997.  She is also co-leader of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of the tobacco treatment program at the University of Chicago, and developer of the Courage to Quit® tobacco cessation program delivered by the Respiratory Health Association across the Chicagoland area.  Dr. King is a licensed clinical psychologist and treats patients with tobacco, alcohol, and substance use disorders and other co-morbid mental health conditions. She is currently Principal Investigator of several grants from the NIH, including tobacco cessation in underserved smokers and cancer patients, examination of e-cigarette use as a smoking cue, neurobiological substrates of alcohol and aggression, and laboratory and longitudinal assessment of binge drinkers.  She has served on numerous study section panels at the NIH and received several awards for her academic excellence at the University of Chicago.  In her spare time, Dr. King provides educational lectures in schools to youth about cigarette smoking, vaping, and addiction. 


Current Laboratory Members  

  Dan Fridberg, Ph.D.
  Ph.D, Indiana University Bloomington
  Assistant Professor
  Tel: 773-834-3598
  Ashley Vena, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral Fellow

  Tel: 773-834-8654
  Meghan Howe
  B.A. in Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  Research Assistant
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Krista Miloslavich
  B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa
  Research Assistant
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Eric Giger
  University of Chicago
  Research Assistant
  Tel: 773-834-3878
Former Laboratory Members since 2013

  Patrick McNamara
  B.S. in Psychology, Bradley University
  Assistant Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
  Patrick Smith
  M.S. in Integrative Biology, Loyola University
  Research Assistant
  2014-2017; 2018-2019
  Melissa Liu
  B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
  Research Assistant
  Jesus Chavarria, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

  Faria James
  B.S. in Psychology, University of California San Diego
  Research Assistant
  Lia Smith
  B.A. in Psychology, Wheaton College
  Research Assistant
  Daniel Roche, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
  Pre-Doctoral Fellow


Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
c/o Dr. Andrea King
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
Rm L470, MC3077
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834.3878