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Matthew Kirkpatrick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 2001 N Soto St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8221

Overview

Matt Kirkpatrick, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is associate director of the USC-Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL), which conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection between drug abuse, emotion, and health-related behaviors. He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Kirkpatrick completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Chicago.

Publications

Bershad AK, Weafer JJ, Kirkpatrick MG, Wardle MC, Miller MA, de Wit H. Oxytocin receptor gene variation predicts subjective responses to MDMA. Soc Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 11(6):592-9. View in: PubMed

Goldenson NI, Kirkpatrick MG, Barrington-Trimis JL, Pang RD, McBeth JF, Pentz MA, Samet JM, Leventhal AM. Effects of sweet flavorings and nicotine on the appeal and sensory properties of e-cigarettes among young adult vapers: Application of a novel methodology. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Nov 1; 168:176-180. View in: PubMed

Wolitzky-Taylor K, McBeth J, Guillot CR, Stone MD, Kirkpatrick MG, Zvolensky MJ, Buckner JD, Leventhal AM. Transdiagnostic processes linking anxiety symptoms and substance use problems among adolescents. J Addict Dis. 2016 Jul 18; 1-12. View in: PubMed

Pang RD, Bello MS, Stone MD, Kirkpatrick MG, Huh J, Monterosso J, Haselton MG, Fales MR, Leventhal AM. Premenstrual symptoms and smoking-related expectancies. Addict Behav. 2016 Jun; 57:38-41. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Chou CP, Pang RD, Kirkpatrick M, Guillot CR, Stone M, Khoddam R, Riggs NR, Unger JB, Leventhal AM. Social Self-Control Is a Statistically Nonredundant Correlate of Adolescent Substance Use. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 May 11; 51(6):788-94. View in: PubMed

Pang RD, Kirkpatrick MG, Goldenson NI, Guillot CR, Leventhal AM. Asians compared to Whites show increased response to d-amphetamine on select subjective and cardiovascular measures. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2016 May; 144:73-7. View in: PubMed

Huh J, Cerrada CJ, Kirkpatrick MG, Dunton G, Leventhal AM. Social contexts of momentary craving to smoke among Korean American emerging adults. Addict Behav. 2016 May; 56:23-9. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Sussman S, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger JB, Barrington-Trimis JL, Audrain-McGovern J. Psychiatric comorbidity in adolescent electronic and conventional cigarette use. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Feb; 73:71-8. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Goldenson NI, Kapadia N, Kahler CW, de Wit H, Swift RM, McGeary JE, Sussman S, Leventhal AM. Emotional traits predict individual differences in amphetamine-induced positive mood in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 Jan; 233(1):89-97. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Bello MS, Unger JB, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Audrain-McGovern J. Diminished Alternative Reinforcement as a Mechanism Underlying Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use. Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 80:75-81. View in: PubMed

Goldenson NI, Kirkpatrick MG, Leventhal AM. Initial Validation of the Pleasure and Health Behavior Inventory - A Measure of Motivation to Engage in Health-damaging Behavior to Overcome Deficient Pleasure. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Sep; 39(5):652-64. View in: PubMed

Guillot CR, Stone MD, Geary BA, Kirkpatrick MG, Tidey JW, Cook JW, Leventhal AM. Pharmacological, sensorimotor, and expectancy effects on tobacco withdrawal: a preliminary study. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2015 Sep; 30(5):364-71. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger JB, Sussman S, Riggs NR, Stone MD, Khoddam R, Samet JM, Audrain-McGovern J. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Product Smoking in Early Adolescence. JAMA. 2015 Aug 18; 314(7):700-7. View in: PubMed

Meta-analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies for Neuroticism, and the Polygenic Association With Major Depressive Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 1; 72(7):642-50. View in: PubMed

Baggott MJ, Kirkpatrick MG, Bedi G, de Wit H. Intimate insight: MDMA changes how people talk about significant others. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jun; 29(6):669-77. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick M, Delton AW, Robertson TE, de Wit H. Prosocial effects of MDMA: A measure of generosity. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jun; 29(6):661-8. View in: PubMed

Bershad AK, Kirkpatrick MG, Seiden JA, de Wit H. Effects of acute doses of prosocial drugs methamphetamine and alcohol on plasma oxytocin levels. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jun; 35(3):308-12. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, de Wit H. MDMA: a social drug in a social context. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Mar; 232(6):1155-63. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Baggott MJ, Mendelson JE, Galloway GP, Liechti ME, Hysek CM, de Wit H. MDMA effects consistent across laboratories. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Oct; 231(19):3899-905. View in: PubMed

Wardle MC, Kirkpatrick MG, de Wit H. 'Ecstasy' as a social drug: MDMA preferentially affects responses to emotional stimuli with social content. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 9(8):1076-81. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Francis SM, Lee R, de Wit H, Jacob S. Plasma oxytocin concentrations following MDMA or intranasal oxytocin in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Aug; 46:23-31. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Lee R, Wardle MC, Jacob S, de Wit H. Effects of MDMA and Intranasal Oxytocin on Social and Emotional Processing. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Jun; 39(7):1654-63. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, de Wit H. In the company of others: social factors alter acute alcohol effects. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 Nov; 230(2):215-26. View in: PubMed

Gunderson EW, Kirkpatrick MG, Willing LM, Holstege CP. Intranasal substituted cathinone "bath salts" psychosis potentially exacerbated by diphenhydramine. J Addict Med. 2013 May-Jun; 7(3):163-8. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Johanson CE, de Wit H. Personality and the acute subjective effects of d-amphetamine in humans. J Psychopharmacol. 2013 Mar; 27(3):256-64. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Johanson CE, Levin FR, Foltin RW, Hart CL. Comparison of intranasal methamphetamine and d-amphetamine self-administration by humans. Addiction. 2012 Apr; 107(4):783-91. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Perez AY, Haney M, Foltin RW, Hart CL. A direct comparison of the behavioral and physiological effects of methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in humans. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Jan; 219(1):109-22. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Levin FR, Foltin RW, Hart CL. Acute and residual interactive effects of repeated administrations of oral methamphetamine and alcohol in humans. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Jan; 219(1):191-204. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Comer SD, Foltin RW, Hart CL. Zolpidem does not serve as reinforcer in humans subjected to simulated shift work. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Nov 1; 112(1-2):168-71. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Comer SD, Foltin RW, Hart CL. Methamphetamine self-administration by humans subjected to abrupt shift and sleep schedule changes. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 May; 203(4):771-80. View in: PubMed

Hart CL, Gunderson EW, Perez A, Kirkpatrick MG, Thurmond A, Comer SD, Foltin RW. Acute physiological and behavioral effects of intranasal methamphetamine in humans. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Jul; 33(8):1847-55. View in: PubMed

Perez AY, Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Marrone G, Silver R, Foltin RW, Hart CL. Residual effects of intranasal methamphetamine on sleep, mood, and performance. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Apr 1; 94(1-3):258-62. View in: PubMed

Kirkpatrick MG, Metcalfe J, Greene MJ, Hart CL. Effects of intranasal methamphetamine on metacognition of agency. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008 Mar; 197(1):137-44. View in: PubMed

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