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John Rotrosen

John Rotrosen

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

addiction, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, clinical neuroscience

I am a professor of psychiatry in NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry. I attended NYU School of Medicine from 1968 to 1972 and completed a psychiatry research residency at New York University Medical Center (now NYU Langone Health) and Bellevue Hospital (now NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue) in 1976.

My subsequent research training was supported in part by a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Scientist Career Development Award, under the mentorship of Samuel Gershon, MD, and Burton Angrist, MD. From 1980 through 1997, I served as chief of the psychiatry service, and from 1997 to 2013 as associate chief of staff for mental health research, at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

My research has focused on addictive disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia and movement disorders, addressing pathophysiology, pharmacological and behavioral intervention, and the translation of research to community settings. My research group has contributed to the development of many of the atypical antipsychotic agents; and of new medications; novel forms of medication delivery; and behavioral therapies for opiate, cocaine, alcohol, and nicotine dependence.

I was principal investigator of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System–based National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/VA Medications Development Research Unit from 1995 to 2001 and of the New York Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (and I am currently one of the two principal investigators of the merged Greater New York Node).

I recently served on the NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, and I previously served on the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council.

My current work in addictive disorders includes studies in clinical genetics, neuroimaging, medication and behavioral therapies development, implementation in mainstream healthcare settings, services and healthcare disparities, and practice improvement.

I chair and serve as a member of data monitoring and safety boards and as a medical monitor for several studies. I also serve as a key mentor to a multidisciplinary group of trainees, National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award (K grant) recipients, and junior faculty.



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Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Residency, NYU School of Medicine, Psychiatry Research Residency

Hernandez, Yamilette; Meyers-Ohki, Sarah; Farkas, Sarah; Ball, Samuel; Leonard, Kenneth; Rotrosen, John; Saitz, Richard

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1621-1622

Campbell, Aimee N C; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina; Hatch-Maillette, Mary; Mennenga, Sarah E; Pavlicova, Martina; Scodes, Jennifer; Saraiya, Tanya; Mitchell, Shannon G; Rotrosen, John; Novo, Patricia; Nunes, Edward V; Greenfield, Shelly F

American journal on addictions. 2018 Sep 15; 27(6):465-470

Levran, Orna; Correa da Rosa, Joel; Randesi, Matthew; Rotrosen, John; Adelson, Miriam; Kreek, Mary Jeanne

PLoS one. 2018 Jun 28; 13(6):e0199951-e0199951

Rotrosen, John

American journal of psychiatry. 2018 Jun 01; 175(6):495-497

Extended-release vs. oral naltrexone for alcohol dependence treatment in primary care [Meeting Abstract] . Opens in a new tab

Malone, M; Vittitow, A; McDonald, R D; Tofighi, B; Garment, A; Schatz, D; Laska, E; Goldfeld, K; Rotrosen, J; Lee, J D

Alcoholism: clinical & experimental research. 2018 June; (41st):64A

Doran, Kelly M; Rahai, Neloufar; McCormack, Ryan P; Milian, Jacqueline; Shelley, Donna; Rotrosen, John; Gelberg, Lillian

Drug & alcohol dependence. 2018 May 22; 188:328-333

Fluctuations in Craving and Mood State Bias Subjective Valuation in Addiction [Meeting Abstract] . Opens in a new tab

Messinger, John; Lopez-Guzman, Silvia; Banavar, Nidhi; Rotrosen, John; Glimcher, Paul; Konova, Anna

Biological psychiatry. 2018 MAY 1; 83:S232-S232

Dynamic Changes in Risky Decision-Making Predict Imminent Heroin Use in Opioid Users Studied Longitudinally Through the First Months of Treatment [Meeting Abstract] . Opens in a new tab

Konova, Anna; Lopez-Guzman, Silvia; Urmanche, Adelya; Ross, Stephen; Louie, Kenway; Rotrosen, John; Glimcher, Paul

Biological psychiatry. 2018 MAY 1; 83:S31-S31