Hey! Do You Want to get Involved in Psychedelic Research?

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I found this on the AMA Rick Doblin reddit page, and it’s very useful for those who want to get more involved in research or want to know more about it.  These are valuable contacts I will probably be hitting up soon…


As someone who has spent these past two weeks writing PhD applications, it’s been difficult to find programs that advertise their involvement in psychedelic research. […] Do you know of any programs that are doing particularly interesting work? […]

  •  Visiting PubMed is a big first step; you can see who is doing interesting work just from reading recent publications.

  •  For psilocybin; Roland Griffiths at Johns Hopkins University continues to do studies of psilocybin. Matthew Johnson, also of Johns Hopkins University, has investigated the effects of salvia divinorum; not sure if he is continuing with that or not.

  •  Psilocybin research is also taking place at New York University, though they have not yet published findings.

  • Robin Carhart-Harris is conducting research at Imperial College, London on psilocybin. Carhart-Harris and D. Nutt have been involved in MDMA research, also with HV Curran. It is uncertain if this continues.

  •  Franz Vollenweider may be doing research with psilocybin at the University of Zurich (in Zurich, Switzerland).

  •  Harriet de Wit at the University of Chicago is doing MDMA research (it appears that this continues to do so.)

  •  Gillinder Bedi at Columbia University is conducting studies of MDMA (also cannabis / THC).

  •  Matthias Liechti and colleagues (often publishing under Hysek as first author) are conducting extensive studies of MDMA at the Unversity of Basel.

  •  Kim Kuypers, Johannes Ramaekers and colleagues are conducting MDMA research at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

  •  Michael Mithoefer is collaborating with Mark George and Colleen Hamlon at MUSC

Note that because funding is tight and fluctuates, all such programs are subject to change. You want to look for a department with neuroscience and a medical school, but the best way to track programs of research is to search PubMed or the internet using the substances or questions of interest to you.

 CIIS is starting a Certificate Program in Psychedelic Therapy, too!

 -Ilsa Jerome, Ph.D., Research and Information Specialist

 

 

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