Harriet de Wit
Harriet de Wit's research focuses on the physiological effects of drugs in healthy human volunteers, including individual differences in responses to drugs, genetic factors that influence drug responses, interactions between stress and responses to drugs, and the effects of drugs on impulsive behavior and risk-taking.
Prof. de Wit's current projects in her laboratory are designed to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying motivated behavior and of the processes underlying drug and alcohol use.
In addition to her role as principal investigator for several NIH-funded research projects, Prof. de Wit serves as field editor for the journal Psychopharmacology and deputy editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. She is a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and serves on several scientific advisory boards at other institutions