Center for Addiction Medicine

Past Fellows

Nina Levar, PhD

Research Fellow: 2016-2018
Research interest: Neural correlates of marijuana use in young healthy adults, as well as the impact of marijuana on psychiatric disorders


Ruth Barr

Ruth S. Barr, MB BCH CAM 
Research Fellow: 2004-2007
Current position: Consultant Psychiatrist Belfast Health and Social Care Trust,
Queens University Belfast United Kingdom


Karsten KueppenbenderKarsten Kueppenbender, MD CAM
Clinical Addiction Psychiatry Fellow: 2005-2006
Research interest: Addiction, pain medicine, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology
Current position: Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Associate Medical Director, MGH West End Clinic


Lindsay JubeltLindsay Jubelt, MD, MS
CAM Clinical Research Fellowship: 2005-2006
Research interest: Care coordination and delivery system redesign. She aims to strengthen the health system’s role as a learning laboratory to improve the quality and value of care provided to patients.
Current Position: Medical Director of Population Health at Mount Sinai Health System. Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Icahn School of Medicine.


Rocco IannucciRocco Iannucci, MD
CAM Clinical Addiction Psychiatry Fellow: 2006 – 2007
Research interest: Treatment of people with severe substance use disorders and those with co-occurring mental health conditions.
Current position: Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS, Director of Addiction Psychiatry at McLean Fernside Hospital, Princeton, MA


Melissa Culhane Maravic, PhD, MPH
CAM Research Fellow: 2005-2006
Research interest: Understanding and improving the health of vulnerable populations, with a specific focus on addition, trauma and psychotic disorders. Medical anthropology, qualitative methods, biostatistics, epidemiology, mixed methods research design.
Current position: Project Director PCORI study “Dissemination of Effective Smoking Cessation Treatment to Smokers with Serious Mental Illness”

Tsafrir LoeblTsafrir Loebl, MD
CAM Research Fellow: 2005-2007 NIDA INVEST fellowship.
Current position: Chief, Partial Hospitalization Uunit, Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Kfar Shaul Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel



Carl AndersonCarl Anderson, PhD
NARSAD Young Investigator Award: 2008 – 2010
Research interest: The use of MRI in combination with objective behavioral assessments to study brain development and understanding the origin of substance abuse in childhood, and the implications of a new view of brain function centered on the evolutionary and ontogenetic important cerebellum.
Current position: Assistant Psychobiologist in the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital Assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


Gladys N PachasGladys N. Pachas, MD
CAM Addiction Research Fellowship: 2008 – 2010
Research interest: The development of behavioral treatments and new evidence-based novel treatment for smoking cessation and relapse prevention in people with and without serious mental illness.
Current position: Program Director, Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts, General Hospital Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School


Johanna NinoJohanna Nino, MD
CAM Research Fellowship: 2008-2010
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester-Psychiatry Department; Attending Psychiatrist UMASS Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinic



Zev Schuman OlivierZev Schuman-Olivier, MD, PhD
CAM Research Fellow: 2009-2013
Research interest: Buprenorphine treatmen and mindfulness-oriented intervention for addictive disorders
Current position: Medical Director, Westbridge Family Centered Treatment Program for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Boston Area Team


Luke StoeckelLuke Stoeckel, PhD
CAM Research Fellow: 2009-2013
Research interest: Investigation of brain-behavior relationships and pathophysiology of disorders such as obesity and diabetes and their intersection with other neurological and psychiatric diseases with the aim of identifying novel therapeutics based on this knowledge.
Current position: Director of the Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience of Obesity & Diabetes Program at the National Institute of Digestive & Diabetes & Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Assistant in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


Amy JanesAmy Janes, Ph.D.
CAM Clinical Research Fellow: 2010-2016
Research interest: Identifying individual vulnerabilities for developing and maintaining addictive disorders, evaluating brain changes following treatment, and determining how other cognitive, affective, and psychiatric disorders contribute to addiction.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director, Functional Integration of Nicotine & Addiction Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital


Gustavo AngaritaGustavo Angarita, M.D.
CAM Research Fellow: 2010-2012
Research interest: The development of neurobiologically informed medication treatments for cocaine dependence, such as the ones based on homeostatic changes on the glutamatergic pathways
Current position: Assistant Inpatient Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)/Yale University School of Medicine


Sungwon RohSungwon Roh, MD
CAM research fellow (South Korean Government Fellowship): 2011-2014
Research interest: Substance use and brain reward circuit, impulsivity and behavioral addiction including internet addiction. Psychiatric Genetics: depression and suicide, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Psychopharmacology and Pharmacogenomics: anticraving agents, antipsychotics and antidepressants
Current position: Director, Department of Mental Health Research, National Center for Mental Health Research & Education, Seoul National Hospital, Korea Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Hanyang University, Korea

Lauren MoranLauren Moran, MD
CAM Clinical Research Fellow: 2012-13
Research interest: Schizophrenia research
Current position: Instructor in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Psychiatrist in Charge, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Unit, McLean Hospital


Brandon G BergmanBrandon G. Bergman, Ph.D.
CAM Research Fellow: 2013-2015
Research interest: Substance use disorder treatment and recovery among young adults, including those with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
Current position: Research Scientist, MGH-ARMS program


Jodi GilmanJodi Gilman, PhD
Harvard Zinberg Fellowship in Clinical Addiction Research: 2012-2013
Research interest: Acute and long-term effects of addiction on the brain, specifically on neural circuitry underlying emotion and decision-making throughout the initiation, continuance, and cessation of drug and alcohol use. She is using brain-imaging paradigms to understand decision-making throughout different stages of drug use in young adult users.
Current position: Director of Neuroscience at the Center for Addiction Medicine, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Hasan Onur Keles, Ph.D.Hasan_Onur_Keles
CAM Research Fellow: 2015-2017
Research interest: As a biomedical engineer, he focuses on the neuroimaging techniques to understand the acute and long-term effects of addiction (cannabis) on the brain
Current position: Visiting Scholar, China