Lauren Hoffman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Lauren Hoffman is a Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute within the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her current research is funded by NIDA, and seeks to elucidate the biopsychosocial correlates of successful substance use disorder treatment and recovery, with an emphasis on opioid use disorder and translation to real-world populations. The ultimate goal of her research is to leverage identified biological and psychosocial correlates to develop and test novel interventions that more effectively address barriers to successful treatment and sustained recovery. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Hoffman serves as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee for the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology.


Dr. Hoffman received her Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University with honors in Psychology. She received her MS and PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Florida. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Recovery Research Institute, as a Research Fellow in Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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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