Benjamin Thompson, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Benjamin Thompson is a Research Fellow at the Recovery Research Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital with a long-standing interest in understanding addiction through the lens of recovery as a strategy of informing effective treatment approaches. To that end, he has explored multiple dimensions of addiction and recovery through a variety of disciplines. Dr. Thompson holds a B.A. in psychology (University at Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL), graduate degrees in theology (Samford University, Birmingham, AL) and science and religion (Boston University, Boston, MA), and a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience (Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA). Presently, his research focuses on better understanding the neurobehavioral correlates of the emotional improvements that occur in and through the process of recovery from alcohol use disorder. He is ultimately interested in bridging the gap between neuroscience and narrative science to better understand the neurocognitive underpinnings of adaptive identity change in the context of recovery.

Additional Team

Additional Faculty/Staff

Akosua Dankwah, Dr.PH.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Alana Johnston

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alex Russell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Alex Tansey

Clinical Research Coordinator


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