Dr. Staci Gruber Biography

Dr. Staci Gruber is director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  Her clinical and research focus is the application of neurocognitive models and multimodal brain imaging to better characterize neurobiological risk factors for substance abuse and psychopathology.  Dr. Gruber’s lab has examined the etiologic bases of neural models of dysfunction in patients with psychiatric disorders, healthy and affected adolescents and individuals who use marijuana. Her work has been published in numerous journals and been the focus of national and international symposia and presentations.   Dr. Gruber is also actively involved in the application of behavioral science to help shape policies regarding juvenile justice and advocacy.  Her ongoing initiative to educate policymakers, judges, attorneys and the public has had local and national impact.  She recently launched the MIND program - Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, designed to clarify the effects of recreational and most recently, medical, marijuana on brain structure, function, and quality of life.


Click here to read more about Dr. Gruber's work which was published in Harvard Magazine.

Check out the recap of Dr. Grubers KIP Presentation at Seattle's Town Hall, click here.

Dr. Staci Gruber