Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate professor of psychiatry

“Obesity and tobacco smoking represent two of the most substantial causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Stress and diminished self-control are two important factors associated with these conditions. However, no studies have systematically examined the brain activations related to them. In our project, we will use functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate brain activations related to self-control, stress, and food and smoking cues.”