Suzette Glasner

Suzette Glasner, PhD

Director of Research, Associate Professor in Residence
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“When stimulant users attempt to quit, some of the most frequent complaints have to do with intolerable feelings of depression, sadness and anxiety, conditions that often lead people to drop out of treatment early.  Mindfulness practice not only helps them to manage cravings and urges, but also enables them to better cope with the psychological discomfort that can precipitate a relapse.”

For the past 15 years, Dr. Glasner’s research, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has focused on addictive behaviors, developing and testing behavioral treatments for addictions and related psychiatric and co-occurring medical conditions. She also has had experience on NIH special review panels. Her extensive clinical and research background in the use of cognitive behavioral, motivational and mindfulness-based therapies and interventions intersects with the research interests of many of our faculty.  Most recently Dr. Glasner developed and is now testing technology-based treatment programs that use text messaging, social media, and other computer platforms.

Dr. Glasner is the author of “The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook” that offers practical tools to enable the addict to achieve and sustain a life of recovery and healthy living. As an addiction expert, Glasner has been interviewed and quoted in several media outlets including KPCC, Teen Vogue, Epoch Times, US News and World Report, Oprah Magazine and CBS News.

 

Professional Activities

Member, NIH Grant Review Panels across multiple institutes including NIAID, NIMH, NCI, and NIDA (2014-present)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs    

Provide peer review for articles appearing in journals including Annals of Internal

Medicine, Addiction, Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and

Drugs, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, American Journal on Addictions, Journal

of Dual Dignosis, Drug and Alcohol Review, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, AIDS and

Behavior, Psychiatry Research

American Psychological Association (Member, 2009-present)

American Psychological Association, Division 50 (Addictions) (Member, 2010-present)

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Associate Member, 2009-present)

Education

            University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (1998-2002);   M.A., Psychology (May, 2000)

              Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (September, 2002)

            University of California at Los Angeles (1994-1998);   Major: Psychology

              Degree: B.A. (with Highest Honors)

Honors and Awards

Recipient of Early Investigators’ Career Award, NIDA/NIAAA for the American Psychological Association Meeting (August, 2010)

Recipient of a travel award from NIAAA for the Addiction Health Services Research Conference (October, 2009)

Recipient of a travel grant from “Friends of the Semel Institute,” UCLA (June, 2008)

Recipient of a "Harrison Gough Travel Award" from the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology (July, 2000)

Recipient of a "Harrison Gough Research Award" from the University of Minnesota, Dept. of Psychology (April, 1999)

Recipient of a Graduate Block Fellowship, University of Minnesota (1998-1999)

Awarded Honorable Mention by the Ford Foundation (1999)

Recipient of the "John Seward Memorial Award" from UCLA Dept. of Psychology for outstanding undergraduate research in learning, behavior and motivation (June, 1998)

            Awarded Highest Honors from the Dept. of Psychology at UCLA (June, 1998)

Awarded Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation (1998)

Awarded Honorable Mention by the Ford Foundation (1998)

 

Publications

Glasner, S.V. (2004). Motivation and addiction: the role of incentive processes in understanding and treating addictive disorders. In: W.M. Cox & E. Klinger (Eds.),  Handbook of Motivational Counseling. England: Wiley & Sons.

Glasner, S.V., Overmier, J.B., & Balleine, B.W. (2005). The role of Pavlovian cues in alcohol-seeking behavior in alcohol-dependent and non-

dependent rats.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 66(1): 53-61.

Tate, S.R., Brown, S.A., Glasner, S.V., Unrod, M., & McQuaid, J. (2006). Stress and temptation in substance relapse: additive or synergistic effects. Addiction Research & Theory, 14(3): 303-322.

Brown, S.A., Glasner-Edwards, S.V., Tate, S.R., McQuaid, J.R., Chalekian, J.,   & Granholm, E. (2006). Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy versus  twelve-step facilitation for substance dependent adults with depressive disorders. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 38(4): 449-460.

Glasner-Edwards, S.V., Tate, S.R., McQuaid, J.R., Cummins, K., Granholm, E., & Brown, S.A. (2007). Mechanisms of action in integrated cognitive behavioral treatment versus 12-Step facilitation for substance dependent adults with comorbid major depression. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68(5): 663-672.

Pechnick, R.N., Glasner, S.V., & Wilkins, J. (2007). Hallucinogens. In: Gabbard, G.O. (Ed.), Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders: Fourth Edition (pp. 239- 246). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Pechnick, R., Glasner-Edwards, S., Wilkins, J. (2007). Preclinical development and clinical implementation of treatments for substance abuse disorders. FOCUS, 5(2): 151-162.  

Gavriel, M., Glasner-Edwards, S., & Sackler, H. (2008). Response: Innovations    and implementation. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 4(2), 47-49.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2008). Risk factors for suicide attempts in methamphetamine dependent patients. American Journal on Addictions, 17(1): 24-27.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2008). Identifying methamphetamine users at risk for major depressive disorder: findings from the Methamphetamine Treatment Project at 3-year follow-up. American Journal on Addictions, 17: 99-102.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2008). Clinical course and outcomes of methamphetamine-dependent adults with psychosis. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35: 445-450.

Mooney, L.J., Glasner-Edwards, S., Rawson, R.A., & Ling, W.L. (2009). Medical  consequences of methamphetamine use. In: Roll, J.M., Rawson, R.A., Ling, W., & Shoptaw, S. (Eds.), Methamphetamine Addiction. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Marinelli-Casey, P., Gonzales, R., Hillhouse, M., et al. (2009). Depression among methamphetamine users: association with

outcomes from the Methamphetamine Treatment Project at 3-year follow-up. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 197: 225-231.

Mooney, L.J., Glasner-Edwards, S., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang,  A., Hunter, J., Haning, W., Colescott, P., Ling, W., & Rawson, R.A. (2009).  Health conditions in methamphetamine-dependent adults 3 years after  treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 3(3): 155-163.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, & Rawson, R.A. (2010). Psychopathology in methamphetamine-dependent adults 3 years after treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29: 12-20.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2010). Anxiety disorders among methamphetamine dependent  adults: association with posttreatment outcomes. American Journal on Addictions, 19(5): 385-390.

Glasner-Edwards, S., & Rawson, R.A. (2010). Evidence-based practices in addiction treatment: review and recommendations for public policy. Health  Policy, 97:93-104.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2011). Bulimia nervosa among methamphetamine dependent adults: association with outcomes 3 years after treatment. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 19(3): 259-269.

Glasner-Edwards, S. Motivational interventions for substance abusers with psychiatric illness. (2011). In: W.M. Cox & E. Klinger (Eds.), Handbook of  Motivational Counseling: Second Edition. England: Wiley & Sons, pp. 329- 347.

Glasner-Edwards, S. Motivational interventions for substance abusers with psychiatric illness. (2011). In: W.M. Cox & E. Klinger (Eds.), Handbook of  Motivational Counseling: Second Edition. England: Wiley & Sons, pp. 329- 347.

Glasner-Edwards, S. (2011). Review of Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance  Processes in Clients: Illuminating the Theory and Practice of Change, by Ruth Baer. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30(1): 112.

 Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L.J., Ang, A., Hillhouse, M., & Rawson, R.A.  (2013). Does post-traumatic stress disorder affect post-treatment  methamphetamine use? Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9(2): 123-128.

Glasner-Edwards S, Mooney LJ. (2014) Methamphetamine psychosis: epidemiology and management. CNS Drugs, 28(12):1115-26.

Glasner-Edwards (2015). The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook. New Harbinger: Oakland, CA. 

Hartwell, E.E., Bujarski, S., Glasner-Edwards, S., & Ray, L.A. (2015). The association of alcohol severity and sleep quality in problem alcohol users. Alcohol and Alcoholism.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Patrick, K., Ybarra, M., Garneau, H.C., Chavez, K., Venegas, A., & Rawson, R.A. (2016). A cognitive behavioral therapy based text messaging intervention versus medical management for HIV-infected substance users: study protocol for a pilot randomized trial. Journal of Medical & Internet Research, 5(2):e131.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L., Ang, A., Garneau, H.C., Hartwell, E., Brecht, L., & Rawson, R.A. (2016). Mindfulness based relapse prevention for stimulant dependent adults: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Mindfulness, doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0586-9

Hartwell, E., Moallem, N.R., Courtney, K.E., Glasner-Edwards, S., & Ray, L. (2016). Gender differences in the association between internalizing symptoms and craving in methamphetamine users. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 10(6): 395-401.

Glasner-Edwards, S., Hartwell, E., Ang, A., Mooney, L., Garneau, H.C., Brecht, L., & Rawson, R.A. (2016). Changes in stress reactivity among stimulant dependent adults after treatment with mindfulness based relapse prevention: results from a pilot randomized clinical trial.  Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 7: 297. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000298  

Glasner, S., Mooney, L., Ang, A., Garneau, H.C., Hartwell, E., Brecht, L., &  Rawson, R.A. (2017). Mindfulness based relapse prevention for stimulant dependent adults: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Mindfulness, 8(1): 126-135.  

Nguyen, A., Lake, J.E., Reid, M.C., Glasner, S., Jenkins, J., Candelario, J., Soliman, S., del Pino, H.E., Moore, A.A. (2017). Attitudes towards exercise among substance using older adults living with HIV. AIDS Care, 29(9): 1142-1152.

Garneau, H.C., Venegas, A., Rawson, R.A.,  Ray, L. & Glasner, S. (2018). Barriers to vivitrol initiation among HIV-infected adults with alcohol use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 85:34-37.

 Glasner, S., Kay-Lambkin, F., Budney, A.J., Gitlin, M., Kagan, B., Garneau, H.C., & Venegas, A. (2018). Preliminary outcomes of a computerized CBT/MET intervention for depressed cannabis users in psychiatric care. Cannabis, 1(2): 36-47.

Kuerbis, A., Reid, M.C., Lake, J.E., Glasner, S., Jenkins, J., Liao, D.,Candelario, J., & Moore, A.A. (2018). Daily factors driving daily substance use and chronic pain among older adults with HIV: a study using ecological momentary assessment. Alcohol, 77: 31-39.

Moore, A., Lake, J.E., Glasner, S., Karlamangla, A., Kuerbis, A., Preciado, D. Jenkins, J. Dominguez, B., Candelario, J., Liao, D., Tang, L., & Reid, M. (2019). Establishing the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a multi-component behavioral intervention to reduce pain and substance use and improve physical performance in older persons with HIV. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 100: 29-38.