Jennifer F. Buckman, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Office – Room CAS 225B
Tel: (732) 445-0793
Fax: (732) 445-3500
Current Research
Characterizing alcohol and drug use among college student athletes and how it affects their risk for and recovery from sports-related concussions
Examining how automatic physiological processes support addictive behavior and interfere with conscious efforts to change behavior.
Integrating genetic data into subtyping efforts in alcohol studies using novel statistical strategies.
Understanding the relationship of chronic drinking and cognitive impairments.

Fonoberova M, Mezic I, Fonoberov VA, Mezic A, Buckman JF, Vaschillo EG, Mun EY, Vaschillo B, Bates ME (in review). Influence of Resonance Breathing on the Human Cardiovascular System: A Computational Physiology Approach

Bates ME, Buckman JF, Bates-Krakoff JC (in press). Treatment of addictions and effects of neuropsychological impairment on mechanisms of behavior change. In Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Perspectives. DN Allen and SP Woods (Eds.). Oxford University Press: New York.

Lehrer P, Buckman JF, Vaschillo EG, Vaschillo B, Udo T, Mun EY, Nguyen, T, Bates ME (2013). Negative mood and alcohol problems are related to respiratory dynamics in young adults. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. ePub ahead of Print

Udo T, Mun EY, Buckman JF, Vaschillo E, Vaschillo B, Bates ME  (2013). Potential side effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices and health risks on basal and reactive heart rate variability in college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 74: 787-796

Buckman JF, Farris SG, Yusko DA (2013). A national study of substance use behaviors among NCAA male athletes who use banned performance enhancing substances. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 131:50-55.

Bates ME, Buckman JF, Nguyen TT (2013). A role for cognitive rehabilitation in increasing the effectiveness of treatment for alcohol use disorders. Neuropsychology Review 23: 27-47.

Eddie D, Buckman JF, Mun EY, Vaschillo B, Vaschillo E, Udo T, Lehrer P, and Bates ME (2013). Different associations of alcohol cue reactivity with negative alcohol expectancies in mandated and inpatient samples of young adults. Addictive Behaviors 38: 2040-2043.

Bates ME, Buckman JF (2013). Integrating body and brain systems in addiction neuroscience. In Biological Research on Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, P Miller (Ed.), Volume 2, Academic Press: New York.

Ray S, Mun EY, Buckman JF, Udo T, Bates ME (2012). Memory for emotional picture cues during acute alcohol intoxication. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 73(5): 718-725.

Vaschillo EG, Vaschillo B, Buckman JF, Pandina RJ, Bates ME (2012) Measurement of vascular tone baroreflex gain. Psychophysiology 49: 193-197.

Bates ME, Buckman JF, Vaschillo EG, Fonoberov VA, Fonoberova M, Vaschillo B, Mun EY, Mezic A, Mezic I (2011). Changes in spectral power and organization occur when the cardiovascular system adapts to challenges. PLoS One 6:e28281.

Buckman JF, Yusko DA, Farris SG, White HR, Pandina RJ (2011)Risk for Marijuana Use in Male and Female College Student Athletes and Non-athletes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 72(4):586-591.

Bates ME and Buckman JF (2011) Emotional dysregulation in the moment: Why some college students may not mature out of hazardous alcohol and drug use. In College Student Drinking and Drug Use: Multiple Perspectives on a Complex Problem, D Rabiner and HR White (Eds.), Guilford Press: New York, p. 83-101.

Vaschillo EG, Vaschillo, B, Buckman JF, Pandina RJ, Bates ME (2011) The investigation and clinical significance of resonance in the heart rate and vascular tone baroreflexes. In Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 127, Part 4, A. Fred, J. Filipe, and H. Gamboa (Eds.), Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp 224-237.

Buckman JF, White HR, Bates ME (2010) Psychophysiological reactivity to emotional picture cues two years after college students were mandated for alcohol interventions. Addictive Behavior 35(8): 786-790. PMC2872043.

Buckman JF, Yusko DA, White HR, Pandina RJ (2009)Risk profile of college athletes who use banned performance enhancing substances. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 70: 919-923.

Yusko DA, Buckman JF, White HR, Pandina RJ (2008)Risk for excessive alcohol use and drinking-related problems in college student athletes. Addictive Behaviors 33: 1546-1556.

Yusko DA, Buckman JF, White HR, Pandina RJ (2008) Alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and performance enhancers: a comparison of use by college student athletes and nonathletes. Journal of American College Health 57: 281-290.

Buckman JF, Bates ME, Morgenstern J (2008) Social support and cognitive impairment in clients receiving treatment for alcohol- and drug-use disorders: A replication study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 69(5): 738-746.

Buckman JF, Bates ME, Cisler RA. (2007) Social networks and their influence on drinking behaviors: Differences related to cognitive impairment in clients receiving alcoholism treatment. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 68(5): 738-747.

Voelbel GT, Bates ME, Buckman JF, Pandina G, Hendren RL (2006) Caudate nucleus volume and cognitive performance: Are they related in childhood psychopathology? Biological Psychiatry 60:942-950.

Bates ME, Pawlak A, Tonigan JS, Buckman JF (2006) Cognitive impairment influences drinking outcome by altering therapeutic mechanisms of change. Psychology of Addictive Behavior 20(3): 241-253.

Bates ME, Voelbel G, Buckman JF, Labouvie EW, Barry D (2005) Short-term neuropsychological recovery in clients with substance use disorders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 29(3):367-377.

Bates ME, Barry D, Labouvie EW, Fals-Stewart W, Voelbel G, Buckman JF (2004) Risk factors and neuropsychological recovery in clients with alcohol use disorders exposed to different treatments.  Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology 72(6): 1073–1080.

Buckman JF, Reynolds IJ (2001) Spontaneous changes in mitochondrial membrane potential in cultured neurons.  Journal of Neuroscience 21(14): 5054-5065.

Buckman JF, Hernandez H, Kress GJ, Votyakova T, Pal S, Reynolds IJ (2001) MitoTracker labeling in primary neuronal and astrocytic cultures: influence of mitochondrial membrane potential and oxidants.  Journal of Neuroscience Methods 104: 165-176.

Buckman JF, Meshul CK (1999) Glial differences between naïve Withdrawal Seizure-Prone and -Resistant mice.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 23(12): 1905-1913.

Buckman JF, Meshul CK, Finn DA, Janowsky A (1999) Glutamate uptake in mice bred for ethanol withdrawal severity.  Psychopharmacology 143(2): 174-182.

Meshul CK, Emre N, Nakamura CM, Allen C, Donohue MK, Buckman JF (1999) Time-dependent changes in striatal glutamate synapses following a 6-hydroxydopamine lesion.  Neuroscience 88: 1-16.

Buckman JF, Meshul CK (1997) Immunocytochemical analysis of glutamate and GABA in selectively bred mice.  Brain Research 760(1-2): 193-203.

Meshul CK, Buckman JF, Allen C, Riggan J, Feller DJ (1996) Activation of corticostriatal pathway leads to similar morphological changes observed following haloperidol treatment.  Synapse 22(4): 350-361. 

Dr. Buckman is involved in several lines of research focused on understanding how physiological, psychosocial, and neurobiological factors impart risk for, or protection from, problematic alcohol use behaviors. She is also interested in examining how alcohol use behaviors, particularly those of young adults, can affect risk for other health consequences such as concussion. Her main career goal is to develop a transdisciplinary research program that draws from the fields of physiology, neuroscience, psychology, sports medicine, genetics and statistics to examine the relationship between adaptability and substance use.
Professional Service
2013 - present 2014 Program Co-Chair, Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction conference
2012 - 2013 2013 Program Chair, Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50)
2012 - present Treasurer, Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction conference
2006 – present Treasurer, Division 50, American Psychological Association
2005 – present Budget Committee Member, Division 50, American Psychological Association
  M.B.A. Rutgers University Business 2006
  Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Pittsburgh Pharmacology 2001
  Ph.D. Oregon Health & Sciences University Behavioral Neuroscience 1998
  M.S. Oregon Health & Sciences University Behavioral Neuroscience 1996

R21AA022748                                        M  Bates (PI)                                pending, priority score 13

Behavioral Regulation Mechanisms of Alcohol Dependence and Related Phenotypes


CBIR13IRG028                                  Buckman (PI)                                     06/01/2013 – 05/31/2016

Developing a comprehensive clinical profile of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in concussed athletes using advanced statistical approaches


K01AA017473                                     Buckman (PI)                                     07/01/2009 – 06/30/2014

Exploring genetic influences on alcohol use using novel statistical methods


2 R13AA017107                                 Buckman (PI)                                     06/01/2010 – 05/30/2014

The 118th, 119th, 120th Convention of the American Psychological Association


R21AA020367                                               E Vaschillo (PI)                                       02/05/2012 – 02/04/2014

Examining the Vascular Tone Baroreflex as a Target for Alcohol Use Intervention