- Additional Positions at AU
- Director, Behavioral Pharmacology and Health Promotion Laboratory, American University
- PhD, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton BA, Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton
- Laura M. Juliano earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research addresses cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that influence drug taking and drug effects with an emphasis on tobacco and caffeine.
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Member, Program Committee
APA Division 28
Laura M. Juliano conducts research on cognitive and behavioral factors that influence drug taking and drug effects. The goal of this research is to better understand the development and treatment of drug dependence. Her research focuses on tobacco and caffeine; two widely used and important psychoactive drugs, which also serve as suitable models for examining basic factors in drug dependence.
Area of Expertise
Caffeine, smoking, psychology
Laura M. Juliano supervises the Behavioral Pharmacology and Health Promotion Laboratory, a human experimental and clinical research laboratory in the Department of Psychology at American University. The laboratory conducts research on smoking and caffeine usage. Her 2004 research study on caffeine withdrawal was covered by numerous media outlets, including ABC's Good Morning America,CNN, and the Washington Post. Her research has also been featured in documentaries aired in the United States, Italy, and South Korea.