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The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Alecia Dager, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
200 Retreat Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114


Curriculum Vitae

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.


Squeglia, L.M., Dager Schweinsburg, A.D., Pulido, C., & Tapert, S.F. (2011). Adolescent binge drinking linked to abnormal spatial working memory brain activation: differential gender effects. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Dager Schweinsburg, A.D., 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.

Dager Schweinsburg, A.D., 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.

Schweinsburg, A.D., McQueeny, 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., Schweinsburg A.D., 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.

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