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Strain, Eric C., M.D.

Dr. Eric Strain

Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research

Section Head, JHB Psychiatry Substance Abuse Programs
Medical Director, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Main Office Address

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-550-1191
Fax: 410-550-0030





Amherst College



Ohio State University School of Medicine



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


General Psychiatry

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Behavioral Pharmacology/Addictions

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Clinical research in substance abuse, including medications development, abuse liability testing, psychiatric comorbidity, and behavioral interventions. 

Click here for a Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter article about Dr. Strain's work

Dr. Eric Strain's Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Reissig C.J., Strain E.C., Griffiths R.R. Caffeinated energy drinks – a growing problem.  Drug Alcohol Depend 99:1-10, 2009.  

Strain E.C., Harrison J.A., Bigelow G.E.  Induction of opioid-dependent individuals onto buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone soluble-films.  Clin Pharmacol Ther  89:443-9, 2011.  

Duke A.N., Bigelow G.E., Lanier R.K., Strain E.C.  Discriminative stimulus effects of tramadol in humans.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther  338:255-62, 2011.  

Winstanley E.L., Bigelow G.E., Silverman K., Johnson R.E., Strain E.C.  A randomized controlled trial of fluoxetine in the treatment of cocaine dependence among methadone-maintained patients.  J Subst Abuse Treatment  40:255-64, 2011.

Marvel C.L., Faulkner M.L., Strain E.C., Mintzer M.Z., Desmond J.E.  An fMRI investigation of cerebellar function during verbal working memory in methadone maintenance patients.  In press, Cerebellum.  


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