Center for Addiction Medicine

CAM Grand Rounds

CAM Grand Rounds is a lecture series hosted by the Center for Addiction Medicine in which top researchers in addiction-related fields present and discuss the findings of various studies they have conducted.

Below is a list of past and future lectures, all of which take place on Fridays via Zoom from 11am – 12pm. Some lectures will be recorded. We hope to see you there!


Spring 2023 Lectures

February 3, 2022
Jason R Kilmer, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Washington
“Cannabis Use by College Students: Recent Science, Impacts after Legalization, and Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention”

January 13, 2022
Katherine Perdue, PhD, Director of Applied Neuroscience at Kernel
“Using TD-fNIRS to Measure the Impact of Alcohol and Ketamine on the Brain”


Fall 2022 Lectures

November 4, 2022
Keerthana Karunakaran, PhD, PhD Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Can We Measure Pain Under Anesthesia?”

October 7, 2022
Rob Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Targeting Psychosocial Risk Factors to Improve Outcomes in Opioid-Treated Chronic Pain Patients”

September 30, 2022
Amy Berning, Research Psychologist, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
“Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving”


Summer 2022 Lectures

July 15, 2022
Tory Spindle, PhD, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title of Talk TBA

July 1, 2022
Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD, Research Scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School
“Using a Neurodevelopment Framework to Inform Psychosis Pathophysiology”


Spring 2022 Lectures

May 6, 2022
Jessica Liu, MPH, and current Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
“Adolescent Dual-use of Vaping Nicotine and Cannabis and Implications for School-based Interventions”

April 8, 2022
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Founder of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Northeastern University
“How Neuroimaging Can Inform Psychiatry: Early Detection, Precision Medicine, Novel Personalized Interventions”

April 1, 2022
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine
“Stress and Reward Motivation Interactions and Addiction Risk: Implications for Treatment Development”

March 11, 2022
Joe Kossowsky, PhD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School
“Instrumental Substance Use in Youth with Chronic Medical Conditions”

March 4, 2022
Miriam Komaromy, MD, Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine
“A Safety-Net Hospital Responds: Implementing Low Barrier Housing and Clinical Stabilization Services in the Roundhouse Hotel”

January 21, 2022
Andrew Kolodny, MD, Medical Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
“Responding to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: An Epidemic of Addiction”

January 14, 2022
Hugh Garavan, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont
Causes and Consequences of Cannabis Use”


Fall 2021 Lectures

December 17, 2021
Alan Budney, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
“Leveraging Social Media to Enhance Understanding of Cannabis Consumption, Consequences and Policy”

November 19, 2021
Yingzi Lin, PhD, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University
“Enabling Intelligent Human-Machine Collaboration Towards Digital and Smart Health”

November 5, 2021
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, joined by Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington
Differentiating Opioid Dependence from Opioid Use Disorder”

October 8, 2021
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington
Prescription Opioid Taper Support for Outpatients With Chronic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial”


If you would like to be added to the Grand Rounds Listserv to receive emails about upcoming Grand Rounds at CAM, or you would like access recorded lectures, please email Julia Jashinski at


MGH Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds is a weekly lecture series attended by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other allied professionals who want to learn empirically-supported treatments and evidence-based pathophysiology of psychiatric illnesses. The series is held weekly on Thursdays via Zoom from 12pm-1pm.

Visit this link to view recordings of previous lectures.