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Seminar Series - Justin Strickland

Rural Drug Addiction Research Center

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
RDAR Center, (402) 472-2243,
Join us for our virtual March Seminar Series event featuring a presentation by Justin Strickland on “Behavioral Economics in Substance Use Public Policy: Across a Translational Continuum.”

Behavioral economics combines psychological and economic theory providing a theoretical framework to address issues of public health significance such as substance use and sexual health. Applications of behavioral economics to public health and public policy are apparent across a translational pipeline of preclinical animal research, human laboratory assessment, and clinical trials. The seminar will provide an overview of this work across a translational spectrum.

These studies collectively show how choice and decision-making processes described by behavioral economic demand at the intersection of the self (e.g., genetic predisposition, reinforcement history) and setting (e.g., environmental cues, alternative reinforcers) can be used to advance basic and clinical science outcomes. Challenges for the field in methods, modeling, and scalability will also be discussed.

Strickland’s research focuses on behavioral economics as a theoretical framework to address issues of public health significance to include substance use disorder and sexual health. He is also interested in the behavioral mechanisms underlying psychedelic drug effects and treatment efficacy.

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