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Peirce, Jessica M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Main Office Address

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

Phone 410-550-5828
Fax: 410-550-0060





University of Chicago



University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Clinical Psychology Internship

Boston DVAMC/Tufts University Consortium


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Boston DVAMC

Professional 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

Selected Publications

Brooner, R. K., Kidorf, M. S., King, V. L., Peirce, J. M., Bigelow, G. E., & Kolodner, K. (in press). A modified ôstepped careö 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.


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