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George E Bigelow, PhD

Director, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Titles

  • Director, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

  • Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Expertise

Psychologist

Languages

  • English
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    Education

    • B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1965
    • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1969

    Fellowships

    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1971, Psychopharmacology

    Training

    • University of Minnesota Medical School (Graduate Education) (1969)

    Fellowships

    • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics - Psychopharmacology (1969)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Clinical research on substance abuse and its treatment. Human laboratory clinical pharmacology research evaluates the abuse liability and the subjective, behavioral, and physiological effects of drugs of abuse and of medications being developed or evaluated as possible treatments for substance abuse.Outpatient clinical trials research evaluates pharmacological and psychosocial treatments (especially incentive-based contingency management procedures) for substance abuse, and predictors of treatment response. Director of postdoctoral research training program in the behavioral pharmacology of substance abuse.

    Selected Publications

    1. Walsh, S.L., Sullivan, J.T., Preston, K.L., Garner, J.E., & Bigelow, G.E.  (1996).  The effects of naltrexone on response to intravenous cocaine, hydromorphone and their combination in humans. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,  279, 524-538.  
    2. Bigelow, G. E., & Walsh, S.L. (1998).  Evaluation of potential pharmacotherapies: response to cocaine challenge in the human laboratory.  In S. Higgins & J. Katz (Eds.). Cocaine Abuse Research: Pharmacology, Behavior, and Clinical Applications. (pp. 209-238 )
    3. Academic Press, CA.  Bigelow, G.E. & Silverman, K. (1999).  Theoretical and empirical foundations of contingency management treatments for drug abuse.  In S.T. Higgins and K. Silverman (Eds.), Motivating Behavior Change Among Illicit-Drug Abusers  (pp. 15-31). 
    4. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  Johnson RE, Chutuape MA, Strain EC, Walsh SL, Stitzer ML, Bigelow GE.  A comparison of levomethadyl acetate, buprenorphine, and methadone for opioid dependence.  New England Journal of Medicine. 2000 2;343(18):1290-7.  
    5. Griffiths RR, Bigelow GE, Ator NA. (2003).  Principles of initial experimental drug abuse liability assessment in humans.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 70 (3) Supplement 1 ,.S41-S54. 
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0035
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    Asthma and Allergy Center
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-6337
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    Department/Division

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Biology

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Behavioral Biology Research Center, BPRU
    5510 Nathan Shock Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21224-6823

    Phone: 410-550-0035
    Fax: 410-550-0030

    E-mail: bigelow@jhmi.edu

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