• 2685 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1986 …2021

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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, Penn State College of Medicine

Psychology, PhD, Rutgers University

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  • Research Output

    • 2685 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, P. S., Deneke, E., Vrana, K. E., 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. C., 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. A., Ang, K. C., 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

    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. E., Grigson, P. S. & Freeman, W. M., Sep 1 2018, In : Neuropharmacology. 139, p. 26-40 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Heroin-induced suppression of saccharin intake in OPRM1 A118G mice

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle