Current Research

Neuroscience
My overarching focus in substance use, within which I have a number of foci:

  • Genetic variations in delay discounting in people who use heroin
  • People’s motivations to obtain naloxone and experiences requesting it
  • Impact of stress on craving and substance use
  • Consequences of concomitant sedative and heroin use


Neuroethics

I currently have two main neuroethics foci:

  • Exploration of neuroprosthetics and their roles within treatment and enhancement of different populations. I want to explore our definitions of disability and how that affects the way in which we create new technologies and justify their uses.
  • The ethical implications of certain advances in addiction science (e.g. genetic markers).


Bioethics

There are multiple areas of bioethics that I have explored, I am currently:

  • Working with a medical interpreter in order to develop a deeper understanding of the ethical risks associated with language access in medical settings and develop guidelines for patient care providers.
  • Exploring the role of parents in decision making for children with health problems when the role of the parent contradicts the recommendations of members in the disease community.

 

You can also check out my papers and presentations pages to see more of my work.

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