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Carmen Pulido, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. San Diego, CA, US

Carmen Pulido, PhD Carmen Pulido, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

San Diego, CA, UNITED STATES

Adolescent addiction and intervention for substance use disorders (PTSDs) using neuropsychological assessment for treatment planning.

Biography

Carmen Pulido, PhD is doctoral faculty in the Clinical Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University. Her research is in objective cognitive measures of substance use involvement, treatment and outcomes. She uses neuroimaging of substance cue reactivity with individuals with various substance use histories. The objective of her work is to bridge the gap between research and clinical care, where her interest is in evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders and comorbidities (e.g., PTSD). Dr. Pulido uses neuropsychological assessment in her work to determine cognitive strengths for treatment planning and enhance the individuals' chances of success. She has ample experience teaching psychology undergraduates, as well as clinical psychology and medical school trainees, in research laboratory, classrooms and clinical settings.

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Research Mental Health Care

Areas of Expertise (4)

Treatment of Adolescent Addiction Neuropsychological Evaluation Teen Addiction Government

Accomplishments (2)

(2011-2012) Champion of Diversity Award (professional)

Awarded by the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry

(2010) APA Early Career Presentation Award (professional)

Awarded by APA Division 50

Education (2)

San Diego State University & UC San Diego: PhD, Neuropsychology 2008

San Diego State University & UC San Diego: M.S., Clinical Psychology 2007

Languages (2)

  • Spanish
  • English

Media Appearances (6)

(2015) The Cognitive Effects of Cannabis and Potential Results from Legalization on Use Rates

Univision Television, San Diego, CA  tv

Taped interview

(2015) The effects of moving Cannabis out of Schedule I, in light of ongoing legalization hearings in California

KPBS Radio Live, San Diego, CA  radio

Live radio interview

(2014) Substance Treatment versus Punishment of Adolescent Substance Users

KUSI Television Live, San Diego, CA  tv

Live television interview

(2014) How to Protect our Children from Sexual Predators

(2014) KUSI Television Live, San Diego, CA  tv

Live television interview

(2014) The Negative Effects of Cannabis for Adolescents

Univision Television, San Diego, CA  tv

Taped TV interview (in Spanish)

(2013) The Effects of Cannabis on the Adolescent Brain and Cognition

KUSI Television Live, San Diego, CA  tv

Live television interview

Research Focus (1)

Objective cognitive measures of substance use involvement, treatment and outcomes.

Neuroimaging of substance cue reactivity with individuals with substance use histories.

Dr. Pulido's research is in objective cognitive measures of substance use involvement, treatment and outcomes. She uses neuroimaging of substance cue reactivity with individuals with various substance use histories. The objective of her work is to bridge the gap between research and clinical care, where her interest is in evidence-based interventions for substance use disorders and comorbidities (e.g., PTSD). Dr. Pulido uses neuropsychological assessment in her work to determine cognitive strengths for treatment planning and enhance the individuals' chances of success.

Articles (5)

Adolescent Heavy Drinkers' Amplified Brain Responses to Alcohol Cues Decreases Over One Month of Abstinence (2015) Addictive Behaviors

Brumback, T., Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., Pulido, C., Tapert, S. F., Brown, S. A.

Addictive Behaviors, 46, 45-52. PMID: 2579 6007

Group Medication Management for Buprenorphine/Naloxone in Opioid Dependent Veterans. (2014) Journal of Addiction Medicine

Berger, R,; Pulido, C.; Lacro, J,; Groban, S,; Robinson, S.

Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8, 415-420. PMID: 25275275

Changes in Alcohol-related Brain Networks Across the First Year of College: A prospective pilot Study using fMRI Effective Connectivity Mapping (2013) Addictive Behaviors

Beltz AM, Gates KM, Engels AS, Molenaar PCM, Pulido C, Turrisi R, Berenbaum SA, Gilmore RO, & Wilson SJ

Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2052-9. PMID: 23395930

Influence of Alcohol Use and Family History of Alcoholism on Neural Response to Alcohol Cues in College Drinkers (2013) Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Dager A, Anderson B, Stevens M, Pulido C, Rosen R, Jiantonio-Kelly R, Sisante J, Raskin S, Tennen H, Austad C, Wood R, Fallahi C, & Pearlson G

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 161-71. PMID: 23078363

Brain response to working memory over three years of adolescence: Influence of initiating heavy drinking (2012) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Squeglia LM, Pulido C, Wetherill RR, Jacobus J, Brown GG, & Tapert SF

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 749-760. PMID: 22846239

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