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Alexander Weigard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
U-M Primary Appointment
I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, at Penn State University. My graduate work focused using computational models of cognition and neuroimaging to to understand cognitive contributions to ADHD and tobacco addiction. After completing my Clinical Psychology internship at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, I joined the Addiction Center as a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Center's NIAAA T32 Program. I worked, and continue to work with, Drs. Mary Heitzeg, Chandra Sripada, and Adriene Beltz on projects that integrate computational methods with neuroimaging to understand cognitive and neural predictors of substance use and related psychopathology. My K23 application, which was funded by NIDA beginning this month (May 2021), is focused on integrating these computational methods with machine learning and cross-validation in large data sets to improve the accuracy of predictions of individual youths' risk for developing a substance use disorder. I have accepted an offer to a Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Addiction Center, and am in the process of being appointed.