Marvin Krank, University of British Columbia

Professor Psychology Vancouver, British Columbia marvin.krank@ubc.ca Office: (250) 807-8773

Bio/Research

Dr. Krank has a Ph.D. in Psychology with an active research program in substance use with an emphasis on adolescents. He has published numerous articles and presents extensively to professional conferences, invited symposia, and community groups. Dr. Krank has served as principal investigator on ...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Krank has a Ph.D. in Psychology with an active research program in substance use with an emphasis on adolescents. He has published numerous articles and presents extensively to professional conferences, invited symposia, and community groups. Dr. Krank has served as principal investigator on research grants totalling nearly $800,000. His research focuses on the psychological determinants of drug use and drug effects including seminal work on the drug tolerance, drug withdrawal and cognitive models of addiction.

Dr. Krank currently leads the Project on Adolescent Trajectories and Health (PATH) and directs the Alternative Intervention for Marijuana Suspensions (AIMS) project. PATH is a longitudinal research project on the social and cognitive determinants of risk-taking behaviours and their health outcomes in youth. This project, funded federally by the SSHRC and CIHR, is multidisciplinary and involves researchers from York University, University of Calgary, University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the University of Southern California. AIMS is a target prevention program for middle and secondary school students suspended for marijuana violations in school. The program uses brief assessment and motivational interviewing to reduce marijuana use. This program is one of several Dr. Krank is developing which explicit target the cognitive changes that accompany and precede substance use and the escalation of substance use.


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