Nicole Avena-Blanchard, PhD Email Nicole Avena-Blanchard
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Dr. Nicole Avena received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Dr. Avena has published over 70 scholarly journal articles, as well as several book chapters and books, on topics related to food, addiction, obesity and eating disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Avena has edited the books, "Animal Models of Eating Disorders" (2012) and "Hedonic Eating" (2015), coauthored the popular book of food and addiction called "Why Diets Fail" (Ten Speed Press), and recently finished her new book, "What to Eat When You're Pregnant." Dr. Avena's research achievements have been honored by awards from several groups including the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eating Disorders Association, as well as pharmaceutical partners.
For more details about her research, as well as publications, please see her personal website.
For a full CV profile on Dr. Nicole Avena, please refer to her SciENcv page.
Addiction, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Obesity
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Dr.Avena-Blanchard did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2019 and/or 2020: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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