Christina N. Lessov-Schlaggar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
addiction, cognitive health, epidemiology, imaging, mental & behavioral health, morbidity & mortality, risk factors & disease risk, tobacco use

Dr. Lessov-Schlaggar’s research focuses on the etiology of tobacco use and dependence. She draws from expertise in psychiatric genetics, cognitive neuroscience, and functional neuroimaging to understand pathways to addiction. She is particularly interested in identifying cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of risk and in understanding how such mechanisms interact with tobacco exposure, either environmental smoke exposure or exposure due to personal experience with tobacco, to support different levels of use and dependence.