Samuel Acuff, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Recovery Research Institute

Dr. Samuel Acuff is a postdoctoral research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Recovery Research Institute and a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Acuff completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology in the psychology department at the University of Memphis. Dr. Acuff completed his clinical psychology internship at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. His research is informed by behavioral economics and attempts to illuminate environmental and contextual influences on the development of and recovery from substance use disorders, with a particular focus on social factors. Dr. Acuff’s dissertation was funded by a F31 through NIAAA and connected electrophysiological event-related potentials with behavioral economic constructs and explored the interaction between social and alcohol stimuli on neural correlates of reward. During his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Acuff intends to develop and to contribute to impactful recovery science through the lens of behavioral economic theory.

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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