Kenneth D. Carr, Ph.D.

The long term goal of Dr Carr's research is to illuminate the way in which neuroadaptations that promote survival during periods of food scarcity in the wild may be subverted by drugs and supranormally rewarding foods to promote pathological reward-directed behavior. This work may improve understanding of the high comorbidity of disordered eating and drug abuse, the basis of severe dieting as a risk factor for binge pathology, and risks associated with psychostimulant use for appetite suppression and weight loss.

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Alexandria Center for Life Science, Floor 9
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