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Griffiths, Roland R., Ph.D.

Dr. Roland Griffiths

Departments of Psychiatry and Behaviorlal Science and Neuroscience
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Main Office Address

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

Phone: 410-550-0034
Fax: 410-550-0030





Occidental College



University of Minnesota

Professional Interests

My broad clinical and preclinical expertise is the application of behavioral pharmacology and behavioral analysis to a scientific investigation of mood-altering drugs. Areas of specialization include hallucinogens and novel “club drugs”, caffeine self-administration, withdrawal and addiction, sedative self-administration and sedative effects, cigarette smoking and nicotine self-administration, alcohol self-administration, and baboon drug self-administration and drug discrimination.

Dr. Roland Griffiths' Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Juliano, L.M., & Griffiths, R.R.  (2004). A critical review of caffeine withdrawal: Empirical validation of symptoms and signs, incidence, severity, and associated features. Psychopharmacology, 176, 1-29.

Griffiths, R.R., & Johnson, M.W.  (2005).  Relative abuse liability of hypnotic drugs: A conceptual framework and algorithm for differentiating among compounds.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 66 (suppl. 9), 31-41.

Griffiths, R.R., Richards, W.A., McCann, U., & Jesse, R.  (2006). Psilocybin can occasion mystical experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance.  Psychopharmacology, 187, 268-283.

Carter, L.P. & Griffiths, R.R. (2009). Principles of laboratory assessment of drug abuse liability and implications for clinical development. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 105S, S14-S25

Griffiths, R.R., Johnson, M.W., Richards, W.A., Richards, B.D., McCann, U., & Jesse, R. (2011). Psilocybin occasioned mystical-type experiences: Immediate and persisting dose-related effects.  Psychopharmacology, 218(4), 649-665.

MacLean, K.A., Johnson, M.W., Reissig, C.J., Prisinzano, T.E., & Griffiths, R.R. (2012, published online). Dose-related effects of salvinorin A in humans: Dissociative, hallucinogenic and memory effects. Psychopharmacology

Juliano, L.M., Evatt, D.P., Richards, B.D., & Griffiths, R.R. (in press). Characterization of individuals seeking treatment for caffeine dependence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2011

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