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School of Medicine
Jessica M. Peirce, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Expertise: Post Traumatic Stress, Substance Abuse
Research Interests: Research and treatment of substance use disorders comorbid with psychiatric disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder; Personality characteristics such as antisocial or psychopathic traits and their relation to substance use and problem behavior ...read more
- Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Centers & Institutes
- B.A., University of Chicago (Illinois) (1991)
- Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma) (1997)
Boston DVAMC/Tufts University Consortium, Boston, MA, 1998, Clinical Psychology Internship; Boston DVAMC, Boston, MA, 2000, Postdoctoral Fellowship
Research & Publications
Brooner, R. K., Kidorf, M. S., King, V. L., Peirce, J. M., Bigelow, G. E., & Kolodner, K. (in press). A modified "stepped care" approach to improve attendance behavior in treatment seeking opioid abusers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Disney, E. R., Kidorf, M., Kolodner, K., King, V. L., Peirce, J. M., Beilinson, P., & Brooner, R. K. (in press). Psychiatric comorbidity, HIV risk, and problem severity in out-of-treatment opioid abusers.
Peirce, J. M., Newton, T. L., Buckley, T. C., & Keane T. M. (2002). Gender and psychophysiology of PTSD. In R. Kimerling, P. Ouimette, & J. Wolfe (Eds.), Gender and PTSD, pp. 177-204. New York: Guilford Press.
Miller, M. W., Peirce, J. M. & Keane, T. M. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder in adults. In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.) The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (3rd ed., Vol. 3), pp. 1222-1224. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Sharkansky, E. J., Brief, D. J., Peirce, J. M., Meehan, J. C., & Mannix, L. M. (1999). Substance abuse patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Identifying specific triggers of substance use and their associations with PTSD symptoms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 13, 89-97.