Neal Doran

Title(s)Professor In Residence, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Doran received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago with support from an American Heart Association Affiliate Fellowship. He completed his predoctoral internship at UCSD, and a postdoctoral National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism fellowship at UCSD with Dr. Mark Myers. Dr. Doran has received funding from the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, NIAAA, and NIDA to study the early stages of cigarette smoking. He joined our faculty in 2008, and is currently Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and a staff psychologist and Director of Clinical Improvement at the VA San Diego medical center.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Doran’s research focuses on biological and behavioral risk mechanisms that heighten the risk for initiation and progression of substance use, particularly cigarette smoking. Dr. Doran is currently funded by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to study the role of impulsivity, drug expectancies, and genetic polymorphisms in cigarette smoking among college students.

    Clinical Focus

    Dr. Doran is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. His clinical interests include smoking cessation, other substance abuse treatment, and psychological aspects of recovery from medical illness and injury.

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    Social Cognitive Theory and Nondaily Smoking, Escalation and Desistance
    NIH/NIDA R01DA037217Sep 1, 2014 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Motives for Simultaneous Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Young Adults
    NIH/NIAAA R21AA021822Sep 10, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The effects of nicotine and cannabis co-use during adolescence and young adulthood on white matter cerebral blood flow estimates. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020 Aug 15. Courtney KE, Baca R, Doran N, Jacobson A, Liu TT, Jacobus J. PMID: 32803367.
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    2. Co-occurring Use of Cannabis and Tobacco and the Presence of Acute Respiratory Symptoms among Young Adult Light and Intermittent Smokers. Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(13):2129-2137. Correa JB, Myers MG, Tully LK, Doran N. PMID: 32696699.
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    3. Associations Between Self-Reported and Biological Measures of Nicotine Consumption Among Young Adult Nondaily Cigarette Smokers. Am J Addict. 2020 Nov; 29(6):471-475. Doran N, Correa JB, Myers MG, Tully L. PMID: 32358904.
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    4. Expectancies and reasons for use of e-cigarettes among young adults: A longitudinal analysis. Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 Dec; 33(8):730-736. Correa JB, Tully LK, Doran N. PMID: 31535871.
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    5. The relationship between family history of tobacco use and progression to tobacco use among young adult e-cigarette users. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Sep; 15:100914. Tully LK, Correa JB, Doran N. PMID: 31293879.
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    6. Marijuana use among young adult non-daily cigarette smokers over time. Addict Behav. 2019 08; 95:91-97. Doran N, Myers MG, Correa J, Strong DR, Tully L, Pulvers K. PMID: 30875533.
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    7. Effects of Varenicline, Depressive Symptoms, and Region of Enrollment on Smoking Cessation in Depressed Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 01 04; 21(2):156-162. Doran N, Dubrava S, Anthenelli RM. PMID: 29471329.
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    8. Polytobacco use among young adult smokers: prospective association with cigarette consumption. Tob Control. 2020 01; 29(1):43-48. Petersen A, Myers MG, Tully L, Brikmanis K, Doran N. PMID: 30385650.
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    9. Impulsivity and tobacco product use over time. Addict Behav. 2018 10; 85:153-157. Doran N, Tully L. PMID: 29907346.
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    10. Marijuana use among US tobacco users: Findings from wave 1 of the population assessment of tobacco health (PATH) study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 05 01; 186:16-22. Strong DR, Myers MG, Pulvers K, Noble M, Brikmanis K, Doran N. PMID: 29529455.
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    11. Simultaneous alcohol & tobacco use expectancies in young adult co-users. Addict Behav. 2018 02; 77:96-99. Trim RS, Doran N. PMID: 28992581.
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    12. Do personality traits related to affect regulation predict other tobacco product use among young adult non-daily smokers? Addict Behav. 2017 12; 75:79-84. Brikmanis K, Petersen A, Doran N. PMID: 28711748.
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    13. Does e-cigarette use predict cigarette escalation? A longitudinal study of young adult non-daily smokers. Prev Med. 2017 Jul; 100:279-284. Doran N, Brikmanis K, Petersen A, Delucchi K, Al-Delaimy WK, Luczak S, Myers M, Strong D. PMID: 28583658.
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    14. Type A/Type B Alcoholism Predicts Differential Response to Topiramate in a Smoking Cessation Trial in Dually Diagnosed Men. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 03; 78(2):232-240. Isgro M, Doran N, Heffner JL, Wong E, Dinh E, Tibbs J, Russell K, Bittner T, Wehrle C, Worley MJ, Anthenelli RM. PMID: 28317503.
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    15. E-cigarette use, perceptions, and cigarette smoking intentions in a community sample of young adult nondaily cigarette smokers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 05; 31(3):336-342. Brikmanis K, Petersen A, Doran N. PMID: 28125242.
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    16. Hookah tobacco use and stressful life events in a sample of young non-daily cigarette smokers. Addict Beh. 2017; (64):1-5. Brikmanis, K; Doran, N.
    17. A randomized trial evaluating whether topiramate aids smoking cessation and prevents alcohol relapse in recovering alcohol dependent men. Alcoholism: Clin Exp Res. 2017; (41):197-206. Anthenelli, RM; Heffner, JL; Wong, E; Tibbs, J; Russell, K; Isgro, M; Dinh, E; Wehrle, C; Worley, MJ; Doran, N.
    18. A Randomized Trial Evaluating Whether Topiramate Aids Smoking Cessation and Prevents Alcohol Relapse in Recovering Alcohol-Dependent Men. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 01; 41(1):197-206. Anthenelli RM, Heffner JL, Wong E, Tibbs J, Russell K, Isgro M, Dinh E, Wehrle C, Worley MJ, Doran N. PMID: 28029173.
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    19. Food Labeling and Consumer Associations with Health, Safety, and Environment. J Law Med Ethics. 2016 12; 44(4):630-638. Sax JK, Doran N. PMID: 28661256.
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    20. Hookah tobacco use and stressful life events in a sample of young non-daily cigarette smokers. Addict Behav. 2017 01; 64:1-5. Brikmanis K, Doran N. PMID: 27518219.
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    21. Alcohol use in an academic medical school environment: A UC San Diego Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Report. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2016 05; 28(2):85-94. Martinez S, Tal I, Norcross W, Newton IG, Downs N, Seay K, McGuire T, Kirby B, Chidley B, Tiamson-Kassab M, Lee D, Hadley A, Doran N, Jong P, Lee K, Moutier C, Norman M, Zisook S. PMID: 27285389.
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    22. Expectancies for and use of e-cigarettes and hookah among young adult non-daily smokers. Addict Behav. 2016 09; 60:154-9. Doran N, Brikmanis K. PMID: 27155241.
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    23. The Validity of a Brief Risk Assessment Tool for Predicting Suicidal Behavior in Veterans Utilizing VHA Mental Health Care. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2016 Aug; 46(4):471-85. Doran N, De Peralta S, Depp C, Dishman B, Gold L, Marshall R, Miller D, Vitale S, Tiamson-Kassab M. PMID: 26822821.
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    24. Suicidal ideation among students and physicians at a US medical school: A Healer Education, Assessment and Referral (HEAR) program report. Omega: J Death Dying. 2016; (74):35-61. Zisook, S; Young, I; Doran, N; Downs, N; Hadley, A; Kirby, B; McGuire, T; Moutier, C; Norcross, W; Tiamson-Kassab, M.
    25. Food labeling and consumer associations with health, safety and environment. J Law Med Ethics. 2016; (44):630-638. Sax, JK; Doran, N.
    26. Correlates of other tobacco use in a community sample of young adults. Addict Behav. 2015 Dec; 51:131-5. Doran N, Trim RS. PMID: 26255638.
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    27. Hookah Use Predicts Cigarette Smoking Progression Among College Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Nov; 17(11):1347-53. Doran N, Godfrey KM, Myers MG. PMID: 25586774.
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    28. Correlates of other tobacco use in a community sample of young adults. Addict Beh. 2015; (51):131-135. Doran, N; Trim, RS.
    29. Family history density predicts long term substance use outcomes in an adolescent treatment sample. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Feb 01; 147:235-42. Khoddam R, Worley M, Browne KC, Doran N, Brown SA. PMID: 25533896.
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    30. Sex differences in smoking cue reactivity: craving, negative affect, and preference for immediate smoking. Am J Addict. 2014 May-Jun; 23(3):211-7. Doran N. PMID: 24724877.
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    31. Relationships between trait urgency, smoking reinforcement expectancies, and nicotine dependence. J Addict Dis. 2014; 33(2):83-93. Pang RD, Hom MS, Geary BA, Doran N, Spillane NS, Guillot CR, Leventhal AM. PMID: 24784229.
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    32. Social facilitation expectancies for smoking: psychometric properties of a new measure. J Am Coll Health. 2014; 62(2):136-44. Schweizer CA, Doran N, Myers MG. PMID: 24456515.
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    33. Examining the stability of young adult alcohol and tobacco co-use: A latent transition analysis. Addict Res Theory. 2014; (22):325-335. Schweizer, CA; Roesch, SC; Khoddam, R; Doran, N; Myers, MG.
    34. The prospective effects of impulsivity on alcohol and tobacco use in a college sample. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(5):379-85. Doran N, Trim RS. PMID: 24592663.
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    35. Cigarette smoking initiation during college predicts future alcohol involvement: a matched-samples study. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Nov; 74(6):909-16. Myers MG, Doran NM, Edland SD, Schweizer CA, Wall TL. PMID: 24172118.
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    36. Family smoking history moderates the effect of expectancies on smoking initiation in college students. Addict Behav. 2013 Aug; 38(8):2384-7. Khoddam R, Doran N. PMID: 23632096.
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    37. Motivational interviewing training in juvenile corrections: A comparison between outside experts and internal trainers. Legal and Crim Psychol. 2013; (18):262-273. Doran, N; Hohman, M; Koutsenok, I.
    38. A prospective study of the effects of the DRD2/ANKK1 TaqIA polymorphism and impulsivity on smoking initiation. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jan; 48(1-2):106-16. Doran N, Schweizer CA, Myers MG, Greenwood TA. PMID: 23153044.
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    39. Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between PTSD symptom clusters, cigarette use, and physical health-related quality of life. Qual Life Res. 2013 Aug; 22(6):1381-9. Aversa LH, Stoddard JA, Doran NM, Au S, Chow B, McFall M, Saxon AJ, Baker DG. PMID: 23054494.
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    40. Text4Diet: a randomized controlled study using text messaging for weight loss behaviors. Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):412-7. Shapiro JR, Koro T, Doran N, Thompson S, Sallis JF, Calfas K, Patrick K. PMID: 22944150.
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    41. PTSD and depression as predictors of physical health-related quality of life in tobacco-dependent veterans. J Psychosom Res. 2012 Sep; 73(3):185-90. Aversa LH, Stoddard JA, Doran NM, Au S, Chow B, McFall M, Saxon A, Baker DG. PMID: 22850258.
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    42. A prospective study of the Acquired Preparedness Model: the effects of impulsivity and expectancies on smoking initiation in college students. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):714-22. Doran N, Khoddam R, Sanders PE, Schweizer CA, Trim RS, Myers MG. PMID: 22686965.
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    43. Adolescent substance use and aggression: A review. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012; (39):748-769. Doran, N; Luczak, S; Bekman, N; Koutsenok, I; Brown, SA.
    44. Progression to problem drinking among Mexican American and White European first-year college students: a multiple group analysis. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Nov; 72(6):975-80. Schweizer CA, Doran N, Roesch SC, Myers MG. PMID: 22051211.
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    45. Linking basic and advanced motivational interviewing training outcomes for juvenile correctional staff in California. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2011 Sep; Suppl 7:19-26. Doran N, Hohman M, Koutsenok I. PMID: 22185036.
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    46. Evaluation of academic scientists' responses to situations that pose a conflict of interest. . 2011 Jul 01; 12(1):4-8. Sax JK, Doran N. PMID: 21525792.
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    47. Mediating influences of negative affect and risk perception on the relationship between sensation seeking and adolescent cigarette smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Jun; 13(6):457-65. Doran N, Sanders PE, Bekman NM, Worley MJ, Monreal TK, McGee E, Cummins K, Brown SA. PMID: 21436297.
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    48. Do expectancies for reinforcement from smoking change after smoking initiation? Psychol Addict Behav. 2011 Mar; 25(1):101-7. Doran N, Schweizer CA, Myers MG. PMID: 20822193.
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    49. Factor structure and invariance of the Behavioural Undercontrol Questionnaire: Testing for differences across gender and ethnicity. Eur J Psychol Assessment. 2011; (27):145-152. Doran, N; Aldridge, A; Myers, MG; Roesch, SC.
    50. Trait-impulsivity moderates the relationship between rumination and number of major depressive episodes among cigarette smokers. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis. 2011; (4):96-103. McChargue, DE; Drevo, S; Herrera, MJ; Doran, N; Salvi, S; Klanecky, AK.
    51. Effects of anhedonia on days to relapse among smokers with a history of depression: a brief report. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Sep; 12(9):978-82. Cook J, Spring B, McChargue D, Doran N. PMID: 20709727.
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    52. Impulsivity and cigarette craving: differences across subtypes. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Dec; 207(3):365-73. Doran N, Cook J, McChargue D, Spring B. PMID: 19756522.
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    53. A prospective study of cigarette smoking initiation during college: Chinese and Korean American students. Health Psychol. 2009 Jul; 28(4):448-56. Myers MG, Doran NM, Trinidad DR, Wall TL, Klonoff EA. PMID: 19594269.
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    54. Cue-evoked positive affect, depression vulnerability and smoking years. Am J Health Behav. 2009 Jan-Feb; 33(1):49-57. McChargue DE, Doran N. PMID: 18844520.
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    55. Motivational interviewing training for juvenile correctional staff in California: One year initial outcomes. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 2009; (48):635-648. Hohman, M; Doran, N; Koutsenok, I.
    56. Cue-elicited negative affect in impulsive smokers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2008 Jun; 22(2):249-56. Doran N, Cook J, McChargue D, Myers M, Spring B. PMID: 18540722.
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    57. Stability of heavy episodic drinking in Chinese- and Korean-American college students: effects of ALDH2 gene status and behavioral undercontrol. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Nov; 68(6):789-97. Doran N, Myers MG, Luczak SE, Carr LG, Wall TL. PMID: 17960296.
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    58. Effect of impulsivity on craving and behavioral reactivity to smoking cues. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2007 Oct; 194(2):279-88. Doran N, Spring B, McChargue D. PMID: 17594080.
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    59. Effect of impulsivity on cardiovascular and subjective reactivity to smoking cues. Addict Behav. 2008 Jan; 33(1):167-72. Doran N, McChargue D, Spring B. PMID: 17566665.
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    60. Is cigarette smoking related to alcohol use during the 8 years following treatment for adolescent alcohol and other drug abuse? Alcohol Alcohol. 2007 May-Jun; 42(3):226-33. Myers MG, Doran NM, Brown SA. PMID: 17526632.
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    61. Fluoxetine, smoking, and history of major depression: A randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007 Feb; 75(1):85-94. Spring B, Doran N, Pagoto S, McChargue D, Cook JW, Bailey K, Crayton J, Hedeker D. PMID: 17295567.
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    62. Effect of tryptophan depletion on smokers and nonsmokers with and without history of major depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Jan 01; 61(1):70-7. Spring B, Hitsman B, Pingitore R, McChargue DE, Gunnarsdottir D, Corsica J, Pergadia M, Doran N, Crayton JW, Baruah S, Hedeker D. PMID: 16893526.
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    63. Effect of nicotine on negative affect among more impulsive smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Aug; 14(3):287-95. Doran N, McChargue D, Spring B, VanderVeen J, Cook JW, Richmond M. PMID: 16893271.
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    64. Impulsivity and the reinforcing value of cigarette smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 Jan; 32(1):90-8. Doran N, McChargue D, Cohen L. PMID: 16675149.
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    65. Elevated positive mood: a mixed blessing for abstinence. Psychol Addict Behav. 2006 Mar; 20(1):36-43. Doran N, Spring B, Borrelli B, McChargue D, Hitsman B, Niaura R, Hedeker D. PMID: 16536663.
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    66. Behavioral activation treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: A pilot investigation. Behavior Analyst Today. 2006; (7):151-166. Cullen, JM; Spates, CR; Pagoto, S; Doran, N.
    67. Randomized controlled trial for behavioral smoking and weight control treatment: effect of concurrent versus sequential intervention. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Oct; 72(5):785-96. Spring B, Pagoto S, Pingitore R, Doran N, Schneider K, Hedeker D. PMID: 15482037.
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    68. Impulsivity and smoking relapse. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Aug; 6(4):641-7. Doran N, Spring B, McChargue D, Pergadia M, Richmond M. PMID: 15370160.
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