Francis Joseph McClernon, PhD


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Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Addictions
DUMC 3527
Durham, NC 27710
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  • PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2001
  • Internship, Psychology, Medical University of South Carolina, 2000-2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University Medical Center/Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center (North Carolina), 2001-2002
Clinical Interests:
Addiction research and treatment
Representative Publications:
  • Froeliger, B; Kozink, RV; Rose, JE; Behm, FM; Salley, AN; McClernon, FJ. Hippocampal and striatal gray matter volume are associated with a smoking cessation treatment outcome: results of an exploratory voxel-based morphometric analysis. Psychopharmacology. 2010;210:577-583.  Abstract
  • Kozink, RV; Kollins, SH; McClernon, FJ. Smoking withdrawal modulates right inferior frontal cortex but not presupplementary motor area activation during inhibitory control. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010;35:2600-2606.  Abstract
  • Kozink, RV; Lutz, AM; Rose, JE; Froeliger, B; McClernon, FJ. Smoking withdrawal shifts the spatiotemporal dynamics of neurocognition. Addiction Biology. 2010;15:480-490.  Abstract
  • McClernon, FJ. Neuroimaging of Nicotine Dependence: Key Findings and Application to the Study of Smoking-Mental Illness Comorbidity. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 2009;5:168-178.  Abstract
  • McClernon, FJ; Kozink, RV; Lutz, AM; Rose, JE. 24-h smoking abstinence potentiates fMRI-BOLD activation to smoking cues in cerebral cortex and dorsal striatum. Psychopharmacology. 2009;204:25-35.  Abstract