Post-Doctoral Fellow

Lauren Hoffman, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Lauren Hoffman is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida, where she was trained in the foundations of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Her academic focus has largely concerned the study of alcohol and drugs, both licit and illicit, and how they affect the central nervous system and human behavior. She has expertise in neurophysiological techniques (EEG) and neuropsychological testing, as it relates to addiction psychology. At the Recovery Research Institute, her scientific interests center around the study of substance use disorders, their treatment and mechanisms of successful recovery. Her efforts are currently aimed at studying the differential effects of medication assisted treatments for opioid use disorder on cognition, craving, and psychosocial functioning, and how these factors relate to recovery outcomes. Outside of the Recovery Research Institute, Dr. Hoffman provides national service to the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology and the Research Society on Alcoholism by serving on their membership committees as representative and vice-chair, respectively.

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