Skip to Main Content

Alecia Dager, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Alecia Dager, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, 200 Retreat Ave., Whitehall Building

    Hartford, CT 06106

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Dager uses functional MRI and other neuroimaging methods to study neurocognition in young people with substance use disorders. Her research has focused on characterizing the neuroanatomical, functional, and neuropsychological precursors and consequences of substance involvement during adolescence and young adulthood. In particular, her work has highlighted the importance of implementing developmentally appropriate models to understand addictive behaviors during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Alcohol Drinking; Alcoholism; Brain; Marijuana Abuse; Cognition; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Marijuana Smoking; Psychiatry; Adolescent Development; Neuroimaging; Functional Neuroimaging; Marijuana Use

Selected Publications

  • On the mis-measurement of impulsivity: Trait, behavioral, and neural models in alcohol research among adolescents and young adults.King, K.M., Patok-Peckham, J.A., Dager, A.D., Thimm, K., & Gates, J.R. (2014). On the mis-measurement of impulsivity: Trait, behavioral, and neural models in alcohol research among adolescents and young adults. Current Addiction Reports, 1(1), 19 – 32.