Alicia Allen, PhD
Alicia Allen, PhD, joined department faculty in 2013. She has conducted research with the University of Minnesota Tobacco Research Programs for more than 10 years. Allen earned her PhD in social and behavioral epidemiology and holds certification in addiction studies. She completed a research fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health, where she studied prenatal smoking. Her research currently focuses on how sex hormones (e.g., progesterone and allopregnanolone) influence smoking behavior and smoking cessation outcomes.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
PhD, University of Minnesota
Research Funding Grants
2016-17, U of M Office of the Vice President for Research, PI, "Smoking Cessation in Oral Contraceptive Users"
2014-17, U of M Masonic Cancer Center Women's Health Scholar/BIRCWH, PI, "Effect of Smoking on Stress-Incuded Allopregnanolone Response in Women by Menstrual Phase"
2012-17, NIH/NIDA/OWHR, "Sex Differences and Progesterone Effects on Impulsivity, Smoking, and Cocaine Abuse"
2012-17, NIH/NIDA, "Smoking, Sex Hormones, and Pregnancy"
2015-16, U of M Medical School/U of M Foundation, PI, "Dried Blood Spots (DBS) for Assessment of Nicotine Metabolism: Evaluation of DBS Samples Collected via Internet-Delivered Instruction"
2015-16, ClearWay Minnesota, PI, "Exercise to Promote Quit Attempts in Young Adults"
This list shows five recent publications:
Huttlin EA, Allen AM, Tosun NL, Allen SS, al'Absi M. Associations between adrenocortical activity and nicotine response in female smokers by menstrual phase. Addict Behav. 2015;50:135-9.
Hinderaker K, Allen AM, Tosun N, al'Absi M, Hatsukami D, Allen SS. The effect of combination oral contraceptives on smoking-related symptomatology during short-term smoking abstinence. Addict Behav. 2015;41:148-51.
Allen AM, Lunos S, Heishman SJ, al'Absi M, Hatsukami D, Allen SS. Subjective response to nicotine by menstrual phase. Addict Behav. 2015;43:50-3.
Allen AM, al'Absi M, Lando H, Allen SS. Allopregnanolone association with psychophysiological and cognitive functions during acute smoking abstinence in premenopausal women. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015;23(1):22-8.
Hinderaker K, Allen AM, Tosun N, al'Absi M, Hatsukami D, Allen SS. The effect of combination oral contraceptives on smoking-related symptomatology during short-term smoking abstinence. Addictive Behaviors. 2015;41:148-51.