People

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
  Professor
  Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
  Tel: 773-702-6181
  Email: aking@bsdad.uchicago.edu
       
 

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
  Email: dfridberg@bsdad.uchicago.edu
                   
 
 
 
 
  Ashley Vena, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
 

Postdoctoral Fellow

 
  Tel: 773-834-8654
  Email: avena1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
 
 
 
  Meghan Howe
  B.A. in Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: mhowe1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
 
 
 
                   
  Krista Miloslavich
  B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: kmiloslavich@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
 
 
 
                   
  Eric Giger
  University of Chicago
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: egiger1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
                   
                   
Former Laboratory Members since 2013

  Patrick McNamara
  B.S. in Psychology, Bradley University
  Assistant Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
  2004-2019
   
   
   
   
   
  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
  2017-2019
   
   
   
                   
   
  Jesus Chavarria, Ph.D.
  Ph.D.,
 

Postdoctoral Scholar

  2016-2019
   
   
   
   
   
                   
  Faria James
  B.S. in Psychology, University of California San Diego
  Research Assistant
  2016-2018
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
  Lia Smith
  B.A. in Psychology, Wheaton College
  Research Assistant
  2013-2016
   
   
   
   
   
       
   
   
  Daniel Roche, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
  Pre-Doctoral Fellow
  2008-2013
   

 

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
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