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Research interests

Dr. Andrea Hobkirk is the principal investigator of the Addictive Behaviors Lab in the Department of Psychiatry. Her lab’s mission is to better understand pathways between the brain and behavior that lead to the development and treatment of addiction.

She is working to uncover how pre-existing differences in stress, reward and executive control systems make some individuals more likely to develop an addiction when they first start using a drug, and how these same systems can be changed with intervention to alleviate addiction.

Although her lab studies many substances of abuse, her current projects are focused on how brain function changes as people develop and recover from nicotine addiction. She is specifically interested in how tobacco product features, like flavors, affect the development of nicotine addiction.

Her research studies collect data from participants through surveys, computer games, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and biomarkers such as blood, urine and saliva.

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD, University at Albany - State University of New York

… → 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke University

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Projects 2014 2023

Executive Function
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vulnerable Populations
Drug Users
Decision Making

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 197 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users

Yingst, J. M., Foulds, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Trushin, N., Eissenberg, T. T., Williams, J., Richie, J. P., Nichols, T. T., Wilson, S. J. & Hobkirk, A. L., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 7, e0220300.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tobacco Products

Nicotine Absorption Profile Among Regular Users of a Pod-Based Electronic Nicotine Delivery System

Yingst, J. M., Hrabovsky, S., Hobkirk, A., Trushin, N., Richie, J. P. & Foulds, J., Nov 1 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 11, p. e1915494

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Reward and executive control network resting-state functional connectivity is associated with impulsivity during reward-based decision making for cocaine users

Hobkirk, A. L., Bell, R. P., Utevsky, A. V., Huettel, S. & Meade, C. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Drug and alcohol dependence. 194, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Impulsive Behavior
Executive Function
Decision Making

Synergistic effects of marijuana abuse and HIV infection on neural activation during a cognitive interference task

Meade, C. S., Bell, R. P., Towe, S. L., Chen, N. K., Hobkirk, A. L. & Huettel, S. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Addiction Biology. 24, 6, p. 1235-1244 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marijuana Abuse
Virus Diseases
Parietal Lobe
6 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in resting state functional brain connectivity and withdrawal symptoms are associated with acute electronic cigarette use

Hobkirk, A., Nichols, T. T., Foulds, J., Yingst, J. M., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Richie, J., Eissenberg, T. & Wilson, S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 56-63 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Executive Function