Jan 2011 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, HBPL, University of Chicago
2011: Ph.D., Doctoral Program in Psychology, Columbia Univeristy, Acute and residual effects of amphetamine derivatives in humans.
2010: M.Phil., Doctoral Program in Psychology, Columbia University
2008: M.A., Doctoral Program in Psychology, Columbia University, Effects of intranasal methamphetamine on metacognition of agency.
1994: B.A., Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My research currently focuses on the bidirectional interactions between the effects of psychoactive drugs and the social context under which they are commonly used. Social conditions are thought to enhance drug effects, possibly in part because the drugs facilitate social interaction. An investigation of this interaction may provide a better understanding of the acute effects of drugs of abuse as well as new insights about underlying mechanisms mediating social behaviors.
Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Johanson C-E, Levin FR, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2012) Comparison of intranasal d-amphetamine and methamphetamine self-administration by humans. Addiction. 107(4):783-91. PMID: 22050030
Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Levin FR, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2012) Acute and residual interactive effects of repeated administrations of oral methamphetamine and alcohol in humans. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 219(1):191-204. PMID: 21748253
Kirkpatrick MG, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Comer SD, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2011) A direct comparison of the behavioral and physiological effects of methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in humans. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 219(1):109-22. PMID: 21713605
Kirkpatrick MG, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Comer SD, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2010) Zolpidem does not serve as a reinforcer in humans subjected to simulated shift work. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 112(1-2): 168-71 PMID: 20655669
Kirkpatrick MG, Haney M, Vosburg SK, Comer SD, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2009) Methamphetamine self-administration by humans subjected to abrupt shift and sleep schedule changes. Psychopharmacology 203(4): 771-80 PMID: 19052727
Perez AY, Kirkpatrick MG, Gunderson EW, Marrone G, Silver R, Foltin RW, Hart CL (2008) Residual effects of intranasal methamphetamine on sleep, mood, and performance. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 94(1-3): 258-62 PMID: 18078723
Kirkpatrick MG, Metcalfe J, Greene MJ, Hart CL (2008) Effects of intranasal methamphetamine on metacognition of agency. Psychopharmacology 197(1): 137-44 PMID: 18043908
Hart CL, Gunderson EW, Perez A, Kirkpatrick MG, Thurmond A, Comer SD, Foltin RW (2008) Acute physiological and behavioral effects of intranasal methamphetamine in humans. Neuropsychopharmacology 33(8): 1847-55 PMID: 17851535