Barbara Mason

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Examining the Role of Circulating Endocannabinoids in Predicting Alcohol Relapse Risk and Resiliency
    NIH R21AA028321Apr 10, 2020 - Mar 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Proof-of-Concept Human Laboratory Testing of Novel Drug Candidates Identified by INIA-NeuroImmune
    NIH U01AA025476Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Recent Frontiers and Advances in Drug Addiction (IDARS Conference)
    NIH R13DA040432Aug 1, 2015 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Glucocorticoid Antagonist Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
    NIH R01AA023152Sep 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pharmacological Treatment of Cannabis Withdrawal and Dependence
    NIH R01DA030988Sep 30, 2010 - Jan 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Gabapentin Treatment of Cannabis Dependence
    NIH R01DA026758Jul 15, 2009 - May 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH P20DA024194Sep 30, 2007 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Gabapentin for Cannabis Withdrawal and Use
    NIH R21DA020766May 1, 2006 - Oct 30, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Duloxetine versus Pregabalin for Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
    NIH R37AA014028Mar 1, 2003 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Medication Development for Protracted Abstinence in Alcoholism
    NIH R01AA012602Sep 25, 1999 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH U10AA011727Sep 30, 1997 - Aug 31, 2005
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AA011210Sep 29, 1996 - May 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AA010518Apr 1, 1995 - Mar 31, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AA009560Sep 30, 1992 - Aug 31, 1996
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AA008111Jan 1, 1990 - Dec 31, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R23AA006866Mar 1, 1987 - Feb 28, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CNS Effects of Alcohol: Cellular Neurobiology
    NIH P60AA006420Dec 1, 1983 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Alcohol Use Disorder: TheRole of Medication in Recovery. Alcohol Res. 2021; 41(1):07. Mason BJ, Heyser CJ. PMID: 34113531.
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    2. Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder: Targeting the Dark Side. Am J Psychiatry. 2021 May 01; 178(5):375-377. Mason BJ. PMID: 33979539.
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    3. Glucocorticoid receptor modulators decrease alcohol self-administration in male rats. Neuropharmacology. 2021 05 01; 188:108510. McGinn MA, Tunstall BJ, Schlosburg JE, Gregory-Flores A, George O, de Guglielmo G, Mason BJ, Hunt HJ, Koob GF, Vendruscolo LF. PMID: 33647278.
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    4. Effects of Tacrolimus and Other Immune Targeting Compounds on Binge-Like Ethanol Drinking in High Drinking in the Dark Mice. Neurosci Insights. 2020; 15:2633105520975412. Grigsby KB, Savarese AM, Metten P, Mason BJ, Blednov YA, Crabbe JC, Ozburn AR. PMID: 33294845.
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    5. The state of clinical outcome assessments for cannabis use disorder clinical trials: A review and research agenda. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 07 01; 212:107993. Loflin MJE, Kiluk BD, Huestis MA, Aklin WM, Budney AJ, Carroll KM, D'Souza DC, Dworkin RH, Gray KM, Hasin DS, Lee DC, Le Foll B, Levin FR, Lile JA, Mason BJ, McRae-Clark AL, Montoya I, Peters EN, Ramey T, Turk DC, Vandrey R, Weiss RD, Strain EC. PMID: 32360455.
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    6. The future of translational research on alcohol use disorder. Addict Biol. 2021 03; 26(2):e12903. Ray LA, Grodin EN, Leggio L, Bechtholt AJ, Becker H, Feldstein Ewing SW, Jentsch JD, King AC, Mason BJ, O'Malley S, MacKillop J, Heilig M, Koob GF. PMID: 32286721.
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    7. Gabapentin Enacarbil Extended-Release for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multisite Trial Assessing Efficacy and Safety. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 01; 43(1):158-169. Falk DE, Ryan ML, Fertig JB, Devine EG, Cruz R, Brown ES, Burns H, Salloum IM, Newport DJ, Mendelson J, Galloway G, Kampman K, Brooks C, Green AI, Brunette MF, Rosenthal RN, Dunn KE, Strain EC, Ray L, Shoptaw S, Ait-Daoud Tiouririne N, Gunderson EW, Ransom J, Scott C, Leggio L, Caras S, Mason BJ, Litten RZ, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Clinical Investigations Group (NCIG) Study Group . PMID: 30403402.
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    8. Larry Parsons: Researcher, mentor, and friend. Addict Biol. 2018 11; 23(6):1204-1206. Frantz K, Roberto M, Mason B, Koob GF, Volkow N, Rodriguez de Fonseca F. PMID: 30485629.
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    9. Gabapentin for the treatment of alcohol use disorder. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2018 Jan; 27(1):113-124. Mason BJ, Quello S, Shadan F. PMID: 29241365.
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    10. Emerging pharmacotherapies for alcohol use disorder. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Aug 01; 122:244-253. Mason BJ. PMID: 28454983.
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    11. Existing and Future Drugs for the Treatment of the Dark Side of Addiction. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2016; 56:299-322. Koob GF, Mason BJ. PMID: 26514207.
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    12. Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism decreases alcohol seeking in alcohol-dependent individuals. J Clin Invest. 2015 Aug 03; 125(8):3193-7. Vendruscolo LF, Estey D, Goodell V, Macshane LG, Logrip ML, Schlosburg JE, McGinn MA, Zamora-Martinez ER, Belanoff JK, Hunt HJ, Sanna PP, George O, Koob GF, Edwards S, Mason BJ. PMID: 26121746.
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    13. Acamprosate, alcoholism, and abstinence. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 76(2):e224-5. Mason BJ. PMID: 25742214.
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    14. Measuring sleep disturbances in patients with alcohol use disorders: a short questionnaire suitable for routine practice. J Addict Med. 2015 Jan-Feb; 9(1):25-30. Perney P, Rigole H, Mason B, Dematteis M, Lehert P. PMID: 25629883.
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    15. Gabapentin treatment for alcohol dependence--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1201-2. Mason BJ, Goodell V, Shadan F. PMID: 25003890.
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    16. Plasma profile of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in cocaine users under outpatient treatment: influence of cocaine symptom severity and psychiatric co-morbidity. Addict Biol. 2015 Jul; 20(4):756-72. Araos P, Pedraz M, Serrano A, Lucena M, Barrios V, García-Marchena N, Campos-Cloute R, Ruiz JJ, Romero P, Suárez J, Baixeras E, de la Torre R, Montesinos J, Guerri C, Rodríguez-Arias M, Miñarro J, Martínez-Riera R, Torrens M, Chowen JA, Argente J, Mason BJ, Pavón FJ, Rodríguez de Fonseca F. PMID: 24854157.
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    17. Gabapentin treatment for alcohol dependence: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):70-7. Mason BJ, Quello S, Goodell V, Shadan F, Kyle M, Begovic A. PMID: 24190578.
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    18. A translational approach to novel medication development for protracted abstinence. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2013; 13:647-70. Mason BJ, Higley AE. PMID: 22351425.
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    19. A proof-of-concept randomized controlled study of gabapentin: effects on cannabis use, withdrawal and executive function deficits in cannabis-dependent adults. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Jun; 37(7):1689-98. Mason BJ, Crean R, Goodell V, Light JM, Quello S, Shadan F, Buffkins K, Kyle M, Adusumalli M, Begovic A, Rao S. PMID: 22373942.
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    20. Sleep disturbance in alcoholism: proposal of a simple measurement, and results from a 24-week randomized controlled study of alcohol-dependent patients assessing acamprosate efficacy. Alcohol Alcohol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 47(2):133-9. Perney P, Lehert P, Mason BJ. PMID: 22218671.
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    21. Treatment of alcohol dependence with drug antagonists of the stress response. Alcohol Res. 2012; 34(4):516-21. Higley AE, Koob GF, Mason BJ. PMID: 23584117.
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    22. Acamprosate for alcohol dependence: a sex-specific meta-analysis based on individual patient data. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Mar; 36(3):497-508. Mason BJ, Lehert P. PMID: 21895717.
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    23. Craving in response to stress induction in a human laboratory paradigm predicts treatment outcome in alcohol-dependent individuals. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2011 Nov; 218(1):121-9. Higley AE, Crane NA, Spadoni AD, Quello SB, Goodell V, Mason BJ. PMID: 21607563.
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    24. An evidence based review of acute and long-term effects of cannabis use on executive cognitive functions. J Addict Med. 2011 Mar; 5(1):1-8. Crean RD, Crane NA, Mason BJ. PMID: 21321675.
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    25. Effects of chronic, heavy cannabis use on executive functions. J Addict Med. 2011 Mar; 5(1):9-15. Crean RD, Tapert SF, Minassian A, Macdonald K, Crane NA, Mason BJ. PMID: 21643485.
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    26. Acamprosate: a prototypic neuromodulator in the treatment of alcohol dependence. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2010 Mar; 9(1):23-32. Mason BJ, Heyser CJ. PMID: 20201812.
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    27. The effects of current subsyndromal psychiatric symptoms or past psychopathology on alcohol dependence treatment outcomes and acamprosate efficacy. Am J Addict. 2010 Mar-Apr; 19(2):147-54. Mason BJ, Lehert P. PMID: 20163387.
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    28. The neurobiology, clinical efficacy and safety of acamprosate in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2010 Jan; 9(1):177-88. Mason BJ, Heyser CJ. PMID: 20021295.
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    29. Effects of calcium supplementation on lipids, blood pressure, and body composition in healthy older men: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jan; 91(1):131-9. Reid IR, Ames R, Mason B, Bolland MJ, Bacon CJ, Reid HE, Kyle C, Gamble GD, Grey A, Horne A. PMID: 19906800.
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    30. Stress, alcohol craving, and relapse risk: mechanisms and viable treatment targets. Alcohol. 2009 Nov; 43(7):541-3. Mason BJ, Shaham Y, Weiss F, Le AD. PMID: 19913197.
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    31. Effects of nicotine and illicit substance use on alcoholism treatment outcomes and acamprosate efficacy. J Addict Med. 2009 Sep; 3(3):164-71. Mason BJ, Lehert P. PMID: 21769013.
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    32. Development of pharmacotherapies for drug addiction: a Rosetta stone approach. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2009 Jun; 8(6):500-15. Koob GF, Kenneth Lloyd G, Mason BJ. PMID: 19483710.
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    33. Proof-of-concept human laboratory study for protracted abstinence in alcohol dependence: effects of gabapentin. Addict Biol. 2009 Jan; 14(1):73-83. Mason BJ, Light JM, Williams LD, Drobes DJ. PMID: 18855801.
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    34. Effect of positive and negative affective stimuli and beverage cues on measures of craving in non treatment-seeking alcoholics. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008 Sep; 200(1):141-50. Mason BJ, Light JM, Escher T, Drobes DJ. PMID: 18604601.
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    35. Acamprosate in the treatment of alcohol dependence: clinical and economic considerations. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Nov; 7(11):1465-77. Mason BJ, Crean R. PMID: 17997696.
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    36. Combined pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions for alcohol dependence: the COMBINE study: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2006 May 03; 295(17):2003-17. Anton RF, O'Malley SS, Ciraulo DA, Cisler RA, Couper D, Donovan DM, Gastfriend DR, Hosking JD, Johnson BA, LoCastro JS, Longabaugh R, Mason BJ, Mattson ME, Miller WR, Pettinati HM, Randall CL, Swift R, Weiss RD, Williams LD, Zweben A, COMBINE Study Research Group . PMID: 16670409.
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    37. Effect of oral acamprosate on abstinence in patients with alcohol dependence in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial: the role of patient motivation. J Psychiatr Res. 2006 Aug; 40(5):383-93. Mason BJ, Goodman AM, Chabac S, Lehert P. PMID: 16546214.
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    38. Understanding and treating alcohol dependence. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Mar; 30(3):567-84. Johnson BA, Koob GF, Schuckit MA, Mason BJ, Ait-Daoud N. PMID: 16499499.
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    39. Sertraline treatment of co-occurring alcohol dependence and major depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Feb; 26(1):13-20. Kranzler HR, Mueller T, Cornelius J, Pettinati HM, Moak D, Martin PR, Anthenelli R, Brower KJ, O'Malley S, Mason BJ, Hasin D, Keller M. PMID: 16415699.
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    40. Acamprosate in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2005 Oct; 6(12):2103-15. Mason BJ. PMID: 16197362.
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    41. How pilot studies improve large-scale clinical trials: lessons learned from the COMBINE Study. J Stud Alcohol Suppl. 2005 Jul; (15):66-71; discussion 65. O'Malley SS, Martin DJ, Hosking JD, Mason BJ. PMID: 16223058.
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    42. Rationale for combining acamprosate and naltrexone for treating alcohol dependence. J Stud Alcohol Suppl. 2005 Jul; (15):148-56; discussion 140. Mason BJ. PMID: 16223066.
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    43. Effects of calcium supplementation on body weight and blood pressure in normal older women: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Jul; 90(7):3824-9. Reid IR, Horne A, Mason B, Ames R, Bava U, Gamble GD. PMID: 15827103.
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    44. Acamprosate and naltrexone treatment for alcohol dependence: an evidence-based risk-benefits assessment. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2003 Dec; 13(6):469-75. Mason BJ. PMID: 14636963.
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    45. Acamprosate. Recent Dev Alcohol. 2003; 16:203-15. Mason BJ. PMID: 12638639.
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    46. A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interaction study of acamprosate and naltrexone. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2002 Oct; 27(4):596-606. Mason BJ, Goodman AM, Dixon RM, Hameed MH, Hulot T, Wesnes K, Hunter JA, Boyeson MG. PMID: 12377396.
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    47. Rapid and sensitive determination of nalmefene in human plasma by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2002 Jun 25; 773(2):143-9. Xie S, Suckow RF, Mason BJ, Allen D, Cooper TB. PMID: 12031840.
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    48. Potential neuroprotective effects of acamprosate. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Apr; 26(4):586-92. Koob GF, Mason BJ, De Witte P, Littleton J, Siggins GR. PMID: 11981137.
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