Julianne Price, PhD




Dr. Price joins us through the Molecular Neuroscience of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Training (MNADRT) T-32. She received her doctoral degree in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Florida where she studied neurocognitive correlates of acute and chronic alcohol use. Her dissertation used a novel method of segmenting hair samples to create a retrospective calendar of cortisol secretion across phases of treatment for alcohol and substance use disorders. She is currently developing a series of projects that will probe the interplay between the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and baroreflex feedback loops under stress and acute alcohol conditions. She has a particular interest in factors contributing to individual differences such as sex and race.

Current Research

Dr. Price continues to explore data from our recent randomized clinical trial, Project IMPACT (NCT# 02579317) which tested the efficacy of a just-in-time episodic resonance breathing app in the treatment of substance use disorder. She has spearheaded stress pile-up related studies under the ongoing College Pile-Up cohort study in which she will explore temporal relationship of subject and physiological markers of stress in college drinkers. Dr. Price currently has a K99/R00 under review that will allow her an additional year of support and transition to an independent investigator while studying the temporal dynamics of the allostatic load model of addiction.