Alecia Dager, Ph.D.
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
200 Retreat Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114
Who Am I?
Dr. Dager completed
her doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego, in 2006.
Her thesis focused on the influence of heavy marijuana use on brain
functioning during adolescent development. Working under the guidance of Dr.
Godfrey Pearlson, she is investigating the neurocognitive consequences of
adolescent and young adult substance use using neuropsychological and
neuroimaging techniques. In particular, her work highlights the importance
of implementing developmentally appropriate models to understand addictive
behaviors during adolescence and young adulthood.
Dager Schweinsburg, A.D.,
C., & Tapert, S.F. (2011). Adolescent binge drinking linked to abnormal
spatial working memory brain activation: differential gender effects.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Schweinsburg, B.C., Nagel, B.J., Eyler, L.T., & Tapert, S.F. (2011). Neural
correlates of verbal learning in adolescent alcohol and marijuana users.
Addiction, 106(30), 564 – 73.
Schweinsburg, B.C., Medina, K.L., McQueeny, T., Brown, S.A., & Tapert, S.F.
(2010).The influence of recency of use on fMRI response during spatial
working memory in adolescent marijuana users.Journal of Psychoactive
Drugs, 42(3), 401-12.
T., Nagel, B.J., Eyler, L.T., & Tapert, S.F. (2010).A preliminary study of
fMRI response during verbal encoding among adolescent binge drinkers.Alcohol,
44, 111 – 117.
McQueeny T., Schweinsburg B.C.,
Jacobus J., Bava S., Frank L.R., & Tapert S.F. (2009). Altered white matter
integrity in adolescent binge drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and
Experimental Research, 33 (7),
1278 – 85.