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Gary Wand, M.D.


Research interests

Gary S. Wand, MD, is The Alfredo Rivière and Norma Rodriguez de Rivière Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Director of the Endocrine Training Program at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.  He is board-certified in endocrinology and internal medicine and is a past recipient of the National Institutes of Health Merit Award.  Dr Wand is a member of numerous academic societies including The Endocrine Society, The Pituitary Society and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology as well as on the editorial board of several journals.  Both public and private institutions fund his neuroendocrine research on the relationship between stress and chemical dependency. Dr Wand has published numerous journal articles, monographs and abstracts as well as many book chapters in his fields of interest. His major research interests are neuropsychoendocrinology and the regulation of the stress response.

Recent publications 

•Wand, G. Melatonin and the Pineal Gland.  (2010) In DeGroot and Jameson’s Endocrinology. 4th Edition.  W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

• Vaughan TB, Blevins, L, Vaphiades MS, Wand G. (2010) Mulitmodal Approach to the Diagnosis of Sella and ParaSellar Lesions. Schmidek & Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results. 6th Edition.  In Press.

•Mangold D, Wand G, Javors, M, Mintz J. (2010)  Acculturation, childhood trauma and the cortisol awakening response in Mexican American adults. Hormones and Behavior, 58(4):637-46.

• Kharlip, J, Salvatori, R, Yenokyan, G, Wand, G. (2009) Relapse of hyperprolactinemia following withdrawal of long-term cabergoline therapy. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 94(7):2428-36.

• Uhart M and Wand G (2009) Stress, alcohol and drug interaction: an update of human research. Addiction Biology 14: 43-64.

• Wand G (2008). The influence of stress on the transition from drug use to addiction. National Institutes of Health’s Alcohol Health Research 31 (2): 119-136.

• Yang, X, Wang, S, Rice K, Munro C, Wand, G. (2008) A Stress model that increases alcohol preference in a non-alcohol preferring mouse line. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 32(5):840-52.

• Wand G, Oswald L, McCaul, ME, Wong, DF, Johnson E, Zhou Y, Kuwabara, H, Kumar, A. (2007)    Association of amphetamine-induced striatal dopamine release and cortisol responses to psychological stress. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(11):2310-20.



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