Center for Addiction Medicine

Alyson Dechert, B.A.

Alyson Dechert graduated with her BA in Psychology from Whittier College. At CAM, she works primarily with Dr. Gilman on a study which examines the effects of medical marijuana on neurocognition and escalation of use. She also works with Drs. Cather and Cieslak on a study which uses a behavioral intervention to help people with serious mental illness manage their type 2 diabetes. Her research interests include clinical, social, and neuropsychology, and she is particularly interested in studying depression in adolescent and adult populations. She plans to apply for PhD programs in clinical psychology to continue studying these topics.