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Vandrey, Ryan, Ph.D.

Dr. Rayn Vandrey

Associate Professor
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: 410-550-4036
Fax: 410-550-0030




University of Delaware



University of Vermont

Professional Interests  

I am interested in the human behavioral pharmacology of abused drugs, particularly marijuana and nicotine. My research focuses on the consequences of stopping heavy cannabis or tobacco use and the investigation of medications that can aide quit attempts. I also have interest in investigating novel ways to apply behavioral modification techniques to the treatment of drug abuse problems.

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Dr. Ryan Vandrey's Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Budney, A.J., Hughes, J.R., Moore, B.A., & Vandrey, R.G. (2004).  Review of the validity and significance of cannabis withdrawal syndrome.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 1967-1977.

Vandrey, R., Budney, A.J., Kamon, J.L., & Stanger, C. (2005).  Cannabis withdrawal in adolescent treatment seekers.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 78, 205-210.

Vandrey, R., Haney, M. (2009). Pharmacotherapy for Cannabis Dependence: How Close Are We?  CNS Drugs, 23 (7), 1-11.

Vandrey, R., Smith, M.T., McCann, U.D., Budney, A.J., Curran, E.M. (2011). Sleep disturbance and the effects of extended-release zolpidem during cannabis withdrawal. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 117, 38-44.

Vandrey, R., Dunn, K.E., Fry, J.A., Girling, E.R. (in press). A survey study to characterize use of Spice products (synthetic cannabinoids). Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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