Alecia Dager, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Departments & Organizations


Research Interests

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

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.

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Contact Info

Alecia Dager, PhD
Mailing Address
PsychiatryOlin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
200 Retreat Ave., Whitehall Building

Hartford, CT 06106