Carl Hart

Carl Hart

Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1996

"Science should be driving our drug policies, even if it makes us uncomfortable."

General Area of Research

Behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans

Current Research

We are interested in investigating the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in human research participants. A major focus of this laboratory-based research is to understand factors that mediate drug self-administration behavior and to develop effective treatments.

Relevant Publications

Colfax G, Santos GM, Chu P, Vittinghoff E, Pluddemann A, Kumar S, Hart C (2010) Amphetamine-group substances and HIV. The Lancet 376, 458-74.

Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Johanson CE, Levin FR, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2012) Comparison of intranasal methamphetamine and d-amphetamine self-administration by humans. Addiction107, 783-91.

Hart CL, Marvin CB, Silver R, Smith EE (2012) Is cognitive functioning impaired in methamphetamine users? A critical review. Neuropsychopharmacology 37, 586-608.

Hart CL, Ksir C (2013) Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, 15th Edition. McGraw-Hill: New York (Textbook)

Courses Taught