Jodi Gilman, Ph.D.

Associate Investigator
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
alcohol drinking; alcoholism; alcohols; cannabis-related disorder; central nervous system depressants; choice behavior; drug addiction; ethanol; impulsive behavior; marijuana; marijuana smoking; neuroimaging; nucleus accumbens; peer group; reward

Dr. Jodi Gilman is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Neuroscience at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Brown University, where she participated in the Graduate Partnership Program with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). 

Dr. Gilman’s research uses multi-modal imaging, behavioral and cognitive testing to understand the biological, psychological, and clinical aspects of addiction. Specifically, she studies the effects of cannabis use on addiction and other health outcomes. Her goal is to conduct research that can inform decision-making among the public, patients, and clinicians regarding evidence-based decisions to use or not use cannabis for recreational or medical purposes.

Dr. Gilman has authored a series of scientific publications on the acute and long-term effects of alcohol and cannabis consumption on the structure and function of the brain, specifically in young adults. She has also co-authored book chapters on topics such the pharmacological effects of alcohol, and the connection between cannabis use and mental health outcomes.Her work has been featured in media outlets throughout the world. She has received numerous awards, including the Fellows Award for Research Excellence from the National Institutes of Health.


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