Judith Grisel, PhD, is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Bucknell University. Her efforts in the classroom, laboratory, and public domain have positively impacted students, the field of behavioral neuroscience, and the broader community. As an active scholar, Judy has been recognized as an outstanding mentor by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. With students and the support of the National Institutes of Health, she’s published dozens of scientific articles, primarily on the complex causes of drug abuse. Current studies focus on sex-dependent influences of stress on drug reinforcement, and the role of endogenous opioids in alcohol use disorders. A strong proponent of the liberal arts, she teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses, including introductory psychology and neuroscience, and a popular seminar in neuroethics. In 2019, Judy published a book on the neuroscience and experience of addiction that became a NY Times bestseller, which has since been translated for a worldwide audience. She regularly speaks on the relationship between the brain and behavior to parents, teachers, legislators, the judiciary, and clinicians; she’s shared her knowledge effectively from classrooms to the World Economic Forum in Davos. As a recovering addict, scientist, and practiced instructor, Judy is uniquely qualified to communicate knowledge about the neural causes and consequences of substance use disorders.
Financial: Judith Grisel has employment relationships with Furman University and Bucknell University. She receives royalties as a published author. Judith Grisel receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Judith Grisel is a member of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Women in Science, the International Society for Brain Research on Alcoholism, and the International Neuroethics Society.