Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research Seminars

Upcoming Events

Spring 2023

Second Tuesday of the month: 4-5pm via Zoom

January 17th: 4th Annual CBEHR Science Exchange

Student and early career investigator presentations.


February 14th: Contextual Influences on Reinforcing Value for Addictive Substances: Examples from Laboratory and Neuroimaging Research

Michael Amlung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Scientist, Associate Director for Training, Coffrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, The University of Kansas

Dr. Amlung’s research examines factors that contribute to pathological decision-making in individuals with substance use disorders, the behavioral and brain basis of motivation to use alcohol and other drugs, and the effects of environmental contexts and physiological states on addictive behaviors. Dr. Amlung’s research is funded by grants by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and other institutional grants and awards.


April 11th: Behavior Economic Demand for Cannabis: Approaches, Methodological Considerations, and Public Health Impact

Elizabeth Aston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University

Dr. Aston’s research includes qualitative methods, laboratory marijuana administration methodology, behavioral economic theory, and co-use of alcohol and marijuana. Dr. Aston was awarded a K01 career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2015 to conduct qualitative and quantitative research to modify and validate a behavioral economic measure of demand for marijuana. She examines predictors of problematic cannabis use and the relative reinforcing value of marijuana.