Addictions Research

Homewood Research Institute is conducting addictions research focused on improving practice and outcomes. Dr. James MacKillop, Homewood Senior Scientist and Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research at McMaster University, is guiding the development of the research program with Homewood clinical leaders and HRI staff.



Steep discounting of delayed monetary and food rewards in obesity: A meta-analysis
Amlung, Michael T. • Petker, T. • Jackson, J. • Balodis, M. • MacKillop, James

Interactive relationships between sex-related alcohol expectancies and delay discounting on risky sex
Celio, Mark A. • MacKillop, James • Caswell, Amy J. • Mastroleo, Nadine R. • Kahler, Christopher W. • Barnett, Nancy P. • Colby, Suzanne M. • Operario, Don • Monti, Peter M.

The behavioral economics and neuroeconomics of alcohol use disorders
MacKillop, James 

Interrelationships among parental family history of substance misuse, delay discounting, and personal substance use
VanderBroek, Lauren • Acker, John • Palmer, Abraham A. • de Wit, Harriet • MacKillop, James

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and monetary delay discounting: A meta-analysis of case-control studies
Jackson, Jacob N. S. • MacKillop, James


Behavioral economic analysis of stress effects on acute motivation for alcohol
Owens, Max M. • Ray, Lara A. • MacKillop, James

Willingness to provide support for a quit attempt: A study of partners of smokers
van Dellen, Michelle R. • Boyd, Sara M. • Ranby, Krista W. • MacKillop, James • Lipkus, Isaac M.

Behavioral economic decision making and alcohol-related sexual risk behavior
MacKillop, James • Celio, Mark A. • Mastroleo, Nadine R. • Kahler, Christopher W. • Operario, Don • Colby, Suzanne M. • Barnett, Nancy P. • Monti, Peter M.

Using behavior economics to understand alcohol use disorders: A concise review and identification of research priorities
Gray, Joshua C. • MacKillop, James

D-cycloserine to enhance extinction of cue-elicited craving for alcohol: A translational approach
MacKillop, James • Few, Lauren R. • Stojek, Monika K. • Murphy, Cara. M. • Malutinok, Shannen. F. • Johnson, Fiona T. • Hofmann, Stefan. G. • Swift, Robert. M. • McGreary, John E. • Monti, Peter M.

Further evidence of close correspondence for alcohol demand decision making for hypothetical and incentivized rewards
Amlung, Michael T. • MacKillop, James

NCAM1-TTC12-ANKK1-DRD2 variants and smoking motives as intermediate phenotypes for nicotine dependence
Bidwell, L. Cinnamon • McGeary, John E. • Gray, Joshua C. • Palmer, Rohan H. C. • Knopik, Valerie S • MacKillop, James

Area under the curve as a novel metric of behavioral economic demand for alcohol
Amlung, Michael T. • Yurasek, Ali • McCarty, Kayleigh N. • MacKillop, James • Murphy, James G.

Initial development of a brief behavioral economic assessment of alcohol demand
Owens, Max M. • Murphy, Cara M. • MacKillop, James

The relationship between alcohol consumption, perceived stress, and CRHR1 genotype on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in rural African Americans
Obasi, Ezemenari M. • Shirtcliff, Elizabeth A. • Brody, Gene H. • MacKillop, James • Pittman, Delishia M. • Cavanagh, Lucia • Philibert, Robert A.

Further validation of a marijuana purchase task
Aston, Elizabeth R. • Metrik, Jane • MacKillop, James

Impulsive delayed reward discounting as a genetically-influenced target for drug abuse prevention: A critical evaluation
Gray, Joshua C. • MacKillop, James

Stress, cues, and eating behavior: Using drug addiction paradigms to understand motivation for food
Stojek, Monika K. • Fischer, Sarah F. • MacKillop, James

Genetic influences on delay discounting in smokers: Examination of a priori candidates and exploration of dopamine-related haplotypes
MacKillop, James • Gray, Joshua C. • Bidwell, L. Cinnamon • Bickel, Warren K. • Sheffer, Christine E. • McGreary, John E.

NCAM1-TTC12-ANKK1-DRD2 polymorphisms and smoking motives as intermediate phenotypes for nicotine dependence
Bidwell, L. Cinnamon • McGeary, John E. • Gray, Joshua C. • Palmer, Rohan H. C. • Knopik, Valerie S • MacKillop, James

Predictive validity of a cigarette purchase task in a randomized controlled trial of contingent vouchers for smoking in individuals with substance use disorders
MacKillop, James • Murphy, Cara M. • Martin, Rosemarie A. • Stojek, Monika • Tidey, Jennifer W. • Colby, Suzanne M. • Rohsenow, Damaris J.

An initial investigation of associations between dopamine-linked genetic variation and smoking motives in African Americans
Bidwell, L. Cinnamon • McGreary, John E. • Palmer, Rohan H. C. • Knopik, Valerie S. • MacKillop, James

Childhood physical and sexual abuse and social network patterns on social media: Associations with alcohol use and problems among young adult women
Oshiri, Assaf • Himelboim, I. • Kwon, Josephine A. • Sutton, Tara E. • MacKillop, James

A social network analysis approach to alcohol use and co-occurring addictive behavior in young adults
Meisel, Matthew K. • Clifton, Allan D. • MacKillop, James • Goodie, Adam S.

Behavioral economic predictors of brief alcohol intervention outcomes
Murphy, James G. • Dennhardt, Ashley A. • Yurasek, Ali M. • Skidmore, Jessica R. • Martens, Matthew P. • MacKillop, James • McVeditt-Murphy, Meghan E.


Biobehavioral mechanisms of topiramate’s effects on alcohol use: An investigation pairing laboratory and ecological momentary assessments
Miranda, Robert • MacKillop, James • Treloar, Hayley • Blanchard, Alexander • Tidey, Jennifer W. • Swift. Robert M. • Chun, Thomas • Rohsenow, Damaris J. • Monti, Peter M.