Dr. Oliver is a clinical psychologist by training and is currently pursuing licensure in North Carolina. He received his graduate degree from the University of South Florida and completed his doctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding of addictive behaviors, with a particular emphasis on tobacco use. His research program is heavily translational and includes both basic and clinical components. He has experience conducting human laboratory research, clinical trials and policy research. Long-term, he aims to identify new neural and behavioral markers for addiction that can serve as targets for novel interventions.
Nicotine Withdrawal Induces Neural Deficits in Reward Processing.
Post-operative smoking statusPost-operative smoking status in lung and head and neck cancer patients: Association with depressive symptomatology, pain and fatigue in lung and head and neck cancer patientsRead Full Text
Does Extended Pre Quit Bupropion Aid in Extinguishing Smoking Behavior?
Post-operative smoking status in lung and head and neck cancer patients: association with depressive symptomatology, pain, and fatigue.
Cortical activity differs during nicotine deprivation versus satiation in heavy smokers.
Cognitive manifestations of drinking-smoking associations: preliminary findings with a cross-primed Stroop task.
Statewide dissemination of an evidence-based practice using Breakthrough Series CollaborativesRead Full Text
Prison tobacco policies and litigationRead Full Text
Mentoring the earliest-career psychologists: Role models, knowledge of internship issues, and attitudes toward research and scienceRead Full Text
Nicotine interactions with low-dose alcohol: pharmacological influences on smoking and drinking motivation.
Nicotine deprivation influences P300 markers of cognitive control.
Deprivation, Craving, and Affect: Intersecting Constructs in AddictionRead Full Text
Deprivation, affect, and craving: Intersecting constructs in addictionRead Full Text
Predictors of smoking relapse in patients with thoracic cancer or head and neck cancer.
Visual search and attentional bias for smoking cues: the role of familiarity.
Outdoor smoking ban at a cancer center: attitudes and smoking behavior among employees and patients.
Effects of divalproex on smoking cue reactivity and cessation outcomes among smokers achieving initial abstinence.
Varenicline effects on craving, cue reactivity, and smoking reward.
The smoking N-back: a measure of biased cue processing at varying levels of cognitive load.
Nicotine WithdrawalRead Full Text
Predictors of smoking relapse in thoracic and head and neck cancer patientsRead Full Text
Varenicline effects on craving, cue reactivity and smoking rewardRead Full Text