Center for Addiction Medicine

Jodi Gilman, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist, Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Director of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator, Center for Addiction Medicine; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Gilman received her BS from Tufts University in 2004, and her PhD in Neuroscience from Brown University in 2008, where she used neuroimaging techniques to study the acute and long-term functional and structural effects of alcohol on brain regions involved in motivation and emotion. She came to CAM in January 2013 to study the effects of cannabis on the brains of young adult users. She is the recipient of the Norman Zinberg Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry from Harvard Medical School, as well as a Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled “Neurobehavioral Characterization of Social Influence in Drug Addiction.” Dr. Gilman’s work has been featured in media outlets throughout the world, including Reuters, NPR’s Science Friday broadcast, and the BBC. More information on her work can be found at