• 2629 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1986 …2020
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Research interests

Dr. Sue Grigson’s research focuses on substance abuse and addiction. She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than 28 years and is the recipient of an NIH MERIT award, which recognizes the top tier of research funded by the NIH.

She is the inaugural director of Penn State Addiction Center for Translation.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Sue Grigson directed the Neuroscience PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine for three years. She is a driving force behind Penn State’s annual addiction symposium, which began in 2015 and each year brings together nearly 150 physicians, scientists, students, postdoctoral fellows, directors from treatment centers and community members. The goal is to advance knowledge and retool treatment options so that people with addictions can break a potentially life-ending cycle.

Dr. Grigson has received the College of Medicine's Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and has mentored eight graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows in successful National Research Service Awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowship, College of Medicine (Hershey)

Psychology, PhD, Rutgers University

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Projects 1991 2020

Street Drugs
Saccharin
Cues
Self Administration
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Nicotine
Reward
Cues
Corpus Striatum
Smoking
Street Drugs
Thalamus
Reward
Saccharin
Sucrose
Solitary Nucleus
Sucrose
Citric Acid
Brain Stem

Research Output 1986 2019

  • 2629 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
  • 98 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 1 Review article

Abstracts of Presentations at the Association of Clinical Scientists 139th Meeting Hershey, PA, May 15-18, 2019

Donaldson, K., Buchanich, J. M., Grigson-Kennedy, P. S., Deneke, E., Vrana, K., Sacks, D. B., Kuehn, G. J., Cardamone, D., Pesce, A., Smiley, S., Nickley, J., Krock, K., Thomas, R., Wilkerson, M. L., Farag, H. A., Challa, S. R., Tice, A. M., Wolk, D. M., Prichard, J., Grant, M. L. & 102 others, Regmi, S., Kerbacher, B., Quinton, L. E., Tice, A. M., Olson, J., Haynes, A., Yu, E., McCully, K. S., Assi, J., Wong, M., Zarrin-Khameh, N., Nifong, T. P., Hawker, C. D., Carlton, G. T., Rivera, J. M., Foulis, P. R., Zuraw, A., Morlote, D., Peker, D., Reddy, V., Harada, S., Crutchfield, C., Zander, D., Barbhuiya, M. A., Pederson, E. C., Straub, M. L., Scott, S. C., Neibauer, T. L., Salter, W. F., Creer, M. H., Zhu, Y., Bornhorst, J. A., Theobald, J. P., Algeciras-Schimnich, A., Cao, L., Knox, J., Hardy, R., Texas, H. J., McGuire, M. F., Hunter, R. L., Brown, R. E., Hicks, J., Cai, Z., Brown, R. E., Ali, Y., Cheng, K., Katz, S. R., Ding, Y., Vanselow, D. J., Yakovlev, M. A., Lin, A. Y., Clark, D. P., Vargas, P., Xin, X., Copper, J. E., Canfield, V., Ang, K., Wang, Y., Xiao, X., De Carlo, F., Van Rossum, D. B., La Rivière, P. J., Newell, J., Hossler, C., Roche, M., Warrick, J., Phaeton, R., Kesterson, J., Myers, C., Barrios, R., Mintz, P., Robyak, K., Hamilton, C., McGhee, P., Pederson, C., Straub, M., Scott, S., Neibauer, T., Salter, W., Robyak, K., Singh, N., Morlote, D., Vnencak-Jones, C., Yemelyanova, A., Harada, S., Shah, M., Moghadamtousi, S. Z., Lan, C., Duose, D., Hu, P., Esquenazi, Y., Luthra, R., Ballester, L. Y., Koenig, A. N., Liu, C. G., Zhang, J., Kalia, A., Al-Habib, A., Van Arsdall, M., Dhingra, S., Patel, K. & Tatevian, N., May 1 2019, In : Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 49, 3, p. 403-416 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Addiction: A multi-determined chronic disease

Grigson-Kennedy, P. S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Chronic Disease
2 Citations (Scopus)

Exposure to environmental enrichment attenuates addiction-like behavior and alters molecular effects of heroin self-administration in rats

Imperio, C. G., McFalls, A. J., Hadad, N., Blanco-Berdugo, L., Masser, D. R., Colechio, E. M., Coffey, A. A., Bixler, G. V., Stanford, D. R., Vrana, K., Grigson-Kennedy, P. S. & Freeman, W. M., Sep 1 2018, In : Neuropharmacology. 139, p. 26-40 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Administration
Heroin
Environmental Exposure
Methylation
Genetic Promoter Regions

Female rats exhibit less avoidance than male rats of a cocaine-, but not a morphine-paired, saccharin cue

Jenney, C. B., Dasalla, J. & Grigson-Kennedy, P. S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 80-87 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saccharin
Cocaine
Morphine
Cues
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Heroin-induced suppression of saccharin intake in OPRM1 A118G mice

Freet, C., Alexander, D. N., Imperio, C. G., Ruiz-Velasco, V. & Grigson-Kennedy, P. S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 73-79 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saccharin
Heroin
Cues
Opiate Alkaloids
Pharmaceutical Preparations