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Rebecca Denson BA

Rebecca Denson
  • Graduate Research Volunteer, REWARD Lab
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • rdenso3 [at]
  • (312) 413-4453
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:438

Rebecca is a student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is interested in researching affective and biological correlates of cannabis and nicotine use, relationships between substance use and psychopathology, and the development of substance use disorders. Her ongoing MA research project is examining the relationship between cannabis use, social context, and mood using ecological momentary assessment. Rebecca received her BA in Cognitive Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis and then worked at the New York State Psychiatric Institute-Columbia University researching cannabis use disorder interventions and therapeutic applications of cannabinoids.

  • Cannabis, nicotine, substance use disorders, psychopathology

  • Haney, M., Rubin, E., Denson, R.K., & Foltin, R.W. (2021). Modafinil reduces smoked cocaine self-administration in humans: effects vary as a function of cocaine ‘priming’ and cost. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 221, 108554.