Carl Hart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Director of the Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor of Psychology in both the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, and Director of the Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. A major focus of Dr. Hart’s research is to understand complex interactions between drugs of abuse and the neurobiology and environmental factors that mediate human behavior and physiology. He is the author or co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology, co-author of the textbook, Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, and a member of a NIH review group. Dr. Hart was recently elected to Fellow status by the American Psychological Association (Division 28) for his outstanding contribution to the field of psychology, specifically psychopharmacology and substance abuse. In addition to his substantial research responsibilities, Dr. Hart teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and was recently awarded Columbia University's highest teaching award.
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, 1991
Graduate: University of Wyoming, M.S., 1994
Medical School: University of Wyoming, PH.D., 1996
Fellowship: Columbia University, Substance Abuse, 1998 - 1999
Post-Graduate: Yale University, Substance Abuse, 1997 - 1998
Post-Graduate: University of California - San Francisco, Substance Abuse, 1996 - 1997
• Substance Abuse
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 3706 Unit/Box:120
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
My research uses an interdisciplinary approach that draws broadly on both psychology and neuropharmacology to study responses to psychoactive drugs in humans, and to assess the efficacy of potential drug abuse treatment strategies for substance-dependent individuals.
1. Hart CL, van Gorp WG, Haney M, Foltin RW, Fischman MW: Effects of acute smoked marijuana on complex cognitive performance. Neuropsychopharmacology 2001;25: 757-765
2. Hart CL, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Rubin E, Foltin RW : Smoked cocaine self-administration is decreased by modafinil. Neuropsychopharmacology 2008;33: 761-768
3. Hart CL, Gunderson EW, Perez A, Kirkpatrick MG, Thurmond A, Comer SD, Foltin RW: Acute physiological and behavioral effects of intranasal methamphetamine in humans. 2008;33: 1847-1855
4. Kirkpatrick MG, Metcalfe J, Greene MJ, Hart CL: Effects of intranasal methamphetamine on metacognition of agency. Psychopharmacology 2008;197: 137-144
5. Hart CL, Ksir C, Ray O: Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2008