Mustafa al'Absi, PhD
Duluth Medical Research Institute, Director
Medical Student Education, Duluth campus
Psychobiology of stress, pain, and addiction
PhD, University of Oklahoma
Al’Absi has joint appointments in the departments of family medicine and behavioral sciences and directs the Duluth Medical Research Institute. He holds the Max E. and Mary LaDue Pickworth Chair. Al'Absi has been honored with several awards, including the ABMR Neal E. Miller Award and American Psychosomatic Society Herbert Weiner Early Career Award. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences; has served in leadership positions within several scientific organizations and on several NIH panels; and is associate editor for Psychophysiology and on the editorial board of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
2012-17, NIH, co-investigator, "Smoking, Sex Hormones, and Pregnancy"
2010-14, NIH NIDA, PI, “Stress Response and Opioid Dysfunction in Nicotine Dependence”
2010-14, NIH/NIDA, PI, "Stress, Appetite and Smoking Relapse"
Allen SS, Allen AM, Kotlyar M, Lunos S, al'Absi M, Hatsukami DK. Menstrual phase and depressive symptoms difference in physiological response to nicotine following acute smoking abstinence. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013;15(6):1091-8.
Nakajima M, al’Absi M. Predictors for smoking relapse in men and women: a prospective examination. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2012;26(3):633-7.
Nakajima M, al’Absi M. Enhanced pain perception prior to smoking cessation is associated with early relapse. Biological Psychology. 2011;88(1):141-6.
Kotlyar M, Drone D, Thuras P, Hatsukami DK, Brauer L, Adson DE, al'Absi M, et al. Effect of stress and Bupropion on craving, withdrawal symptoms, and mood in smokers. Nicotine Tobacco Research. 2011;June.
al'Absi M, Hooker S, Fujiwara K, Kiefer F, von der GC, Cragin T, et al. Circulating leptin levels are associated with increased craving to smoke in abstinent smokers. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011;97:509-13.