People

Find information about our current and former laboratory members, below, or click here to see information about joining our research team.

 
Principal Investigator  

       
  Andrea C. King, Ph.D.
  Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  Professor
  Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
  Tel: 773-702-6181
  Email: aking@bsdad.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
       
 

About: Dr. King is a tenured professor at U Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and has been on faculty since 1997.  She is also co-leader of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of the tobacco treatment program at the University of Chicago, and developer of the Courage to Quit® tobacco cessation program delivered by the Respiratory Health Association across the Chicagoland area.  Dr. King is a licensed clinical psychologist and treats patients with tobacco, alcohol, and substance use disorders and other co-morbid mental health conditions. She is currently Principal Investigator of several grants from the NIH, including tobacco cessation in underserved smokers and cancer patients, examination of e-cigarette use as a smoking cue, neurobiological substrates of alcohol and aggression, and laboratory and longitudinal assessment of binge drinkers.  She has served on numerous study section panels at the NIH and received several awards for her academic excellence at the University of Chicago.  In her spare time, Dr. King provides educational lectures in schools to youth about cigarette smoking, vaping, and addiction. 

 

Current Laboratory Members  

                   
  Patrick McNamara
  B.S. in Psychology, Bradley University
  Assistant Director of Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
 
  Tel: 773-702-5047
  Email: pmcnamar@bsdad.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077, Rm L470
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Dan Fridberg, Ph.D.
  Ph.D, Indiana University Bloomington
  Assistant Professor
 
  Tel: 773-834-3598
  Email: dfridberg@bsdad.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Jesus Chavarria, Ph.D.
  Ph.D.,
 

Postdoctoral Scholar

 
  Tel: 773-834-5341
  Email: jchavarria@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Ashley Vena, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
 

Postdoctoral Fellow

 
  Tel: 773-834-8654
  Email: avena1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Patrick Smith
  M.S. in Integrative Biology, Loyola University
  Research Assistant
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email:psmith3@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
   
                   
  Meghan Howe
  B.A. in Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: mhowe1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Melissa Liu
  B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: mliu10@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Krista Miloslavich
  B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: kmiloslavich@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   
  Eric Giger
  University of Chicago
  Research Assistant
 
  Tel: 773-834-3878
  Email: egiger1@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
  Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave
                  MC 3077
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                   

 

 

 

                   
Former Laboratory Members

                   
                   
  Faria James
  B.S. in Psychology, University of California San Diego
  Research Assistant
  2016-2018
   
   
   
   
   
                   
  Kelsey Clayman
  B.A. in Neurobiology, Harvard University
  Research Assistant
  2016
   
   
   
   
   
                   
  Lia Smith
  B.A. in Psychology, Wheaton College
  Research Assistant
  2013-2016
   
   
   
   
   
                   
   
   
  Michael Palmeri
  B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience, Loyola University
  Research Assistant
  2010-2013
   
   
   
       
   
   
  Daniel Roche, Ph.D.
  Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
  Pre-Doctoral Fellow
  2008-2013
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Lingjiao Zhang
   
  Statistician
  2010-2012
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Constantine Trela
  B.A. in Psychology, University of Chicago
  Research Assistant
  2008-2012
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Alina Schneider
   
  Research Nurse
  2011-2012
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Sandra Yu Rueger, Ph.D.
  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  Clinical therapist and Post-Doctoral Fellow
  2009-2011 (with ongoing collaboration)
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Katherine Foster
  B.A. in Psychology and English, Colorado College
  Research Assistant
  2009-2011
   
   
   
                   
       
   
   
  Megan Conrad
  M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  Research Assistant
  2006-2009
   
   
   
                   
                   

 

Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
c/o Dr. Andrea King
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
Rm L470, MC3077
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834.3878
socdrink@uchicago.edu