Nina C. Christie, Ph.D

headshot3.jpgPostdoctoral Fellow, Center on Alcohol, Substance Use, And Addictions (CASAA)

University of Southern California, MA, MPH, PhD August 2017 - May 2023

  • PhD, Psychology — Brain & Cognitive Sciences Spring 2023
  • Minor in Quantitative Methods and Computational Psychology
  • MPH, Master of Public Health — Health Services & Policy December 2021
  • MA, Experimental Psychology — Brain & Cognitive Sciences December 2019
University of California at Los Angeles, BA September 2012 - March 2016
  • Department of Psychology Cum Laude, GPA: 3.8


Primary Research Area

Nina’s primary goal is to conduct research that will ameliorate suffering caused by substance use, and she focuses her work through the lens of harm reduction and drug policy. Her primary mentors are Drs. Katie Witkiewitz and Mateo Pearson. Nina's previous work has focused on the interplay between social isolation and opioid useCurrently, she is working with Drs. Margo Hurlocker and Megan Kirouac on the HOPE Study (Healing Opioids and Pain through Engagement). More broadly, she studies the interplay between social connection and substance use behaviors. Her goals are to directly influence drug policies and improve overall health and wellbeing among people who use drugs.

You can read more details about what she is currently up to at her website here; you can also follow her on Twitter and BlueSky!

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