About the Project Leaders
Dr. Arthur (Trey) Andrews III Mediators of Violence Exposure and Substance Use (MoVES)
Dr. Andrews received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. From 2014 to 2016, he was an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellow at the National Crime Victims Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research focuses on understanding mental health disparities and he is particularly interested in understanding what contributes to lower utilization of healthcare services and worse treatment outcomes.
Dr. Jeffery SmithCapturing Rural Injection Risk Network Structures from Continuous-Time Interaction Data (RISC)
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. His work falls at the intersection of network analysis, traditional statistical methods and social stratification. He has done methodological work on network sampling and missing data, as well as more substantive work on network processes like homophily and status.
Dr. Ken Wakabayashi Psychostimulant Addiction and Nutrient-Sensing Neurons (PANN): Genetic Targeting to Parse Neuro Pathways
Dr. Wakabayashi received his Ph.D in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a post-doc at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse from 2010-2015 and at the University at Buffalo Clinical Research Institute on Addiction from 2015-2019. His work is focused on understanding the fundamental processes in the brain underpinning reward-seeking behavior, and how these systems can become hijacked by drugs of abuse in addiction and alcoholism.
Dr. Nicholas Hubbard Connectomes-Related to Active Methamphetamine-Dependence Project
Dr. Hubbard’s research is at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and biomedical engineering. His work applies novel neuroimaging, behavioral, and statistical methods to better understand the continuum of mental abilities and how these manifest in typical, psychiatric, and substance abuse populations. Dr. Hubbard’s research also strives to answer basic questions furthering our understanding of the human memory and the role of the reward system in cognition.