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Julianne Price, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Bio
  • Current Research
  • Grants
  • Selected Publications
  • Education
  • Recent Awards
  • Other Information


Dr. Price received her BA in Psychology/Criminology (2010) and MS in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (2013) from the University of Texas at Dallas. She then began her work in addiction research at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center where she studied the neuropharmacologic and endocrine underpinnings of alcohol and substance use disorders as well compulsive behaviors. She then joined the Neurocognitive Laboratory at the University of Florida, shifting focus to research methodology and neurocognitive function. Dr. Price was a research assistant on numerous NIAAA/NIDA-funded projects and clinical trials including the multisite longitudinal study, Adolescent Brain & Cognitive Development (ABCD). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2020 in Psychology/Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience. Now a research fellow in the Neurocardiac Lab, she will integrate her work on cognition, stress, and endocrinology, with the study of heartrate variability, baroreflex receptors, and the brain-body link to continue her work on alcohol and substance use disorders.

Current Research

Baroreflex feedback loop in substance use and substance use disorders

Heartrate variability as it relates to cognitive function

Alterations in circadian rhythms as a function of the allostatic load- stress, inflammation, and sleep cycle changes in binge drinkers


2019-2020 Peripheral Correlates of Cognitive Recovery from Substance Use (McKnight Brain Institute, Research Society on Alcoholism, Society of Addiction Psychology)

These grants funded collection and analysis of dissertation data as well as tuition/stipend support for the final year of predoctoral work. By estimating typical monthly growth rates, markers found in human hair can be used to establish a retrospective calendar of cortisol concentrations. Month-to-month cortisol accumulations were measured in newly-abstinent individuals receiving treatment for alcohol and substance use disorders. This work established intraindividual hair cortisol levels in abstinence and in the months prior during chronic alcohol use.

Selected Publications

Becker J.E., Price J.L., Leonard D., Suris A., Kandil E., Shaw M., Kroener S., Brown E.S., Adinoff B. (2020) Efficacy of lidocaine in disrupting cocaine cue-induced memory consolidation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1080602.

Price, J. L., Frazier, I. R., Lewis, B., Walker, R., Javors, M. A., Nixon, S. J., & Adinoff, B. (2019). Differences in pituitary-adrenal reactivity in Black and White men with and without Alcohol Use Disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 100, 180-189.

Lewis B., Price J.L., Garcia C.C., Nixon S.J. Emotional face processing among treatment-seeking individuals with alcohol use disorder: Investigating sex differences and relationships with interpersonal functioning. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 54(4), 361–369. PMID:30796771.

Adinoff, B., Leonard, D., Price, J., Javors, M. A., Walker, R., Brown, E. S., … & Rao, U. (2017). Adrenocortical sensitivity, moderated by ongoing stress, predicts drinking intensity in alcohol-dependent men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 76, 67-76. PMID: 27888772.


2020 PhD Psychology/Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience University of Florida
2017 MS Psychology/Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience University of Florida
2013 MS Applied Cognition & Neuroscience University of Texas at Dallas
2010 BA Psychology/Criminology University of Texas at Dallas

Recent Awards

Porter Horne Memorial Scholarship

Other Information

Dr. Price is passionate about community outreach and philanthropy. She has previously been awarded the Presidential Service Award (2009, 2010, 2013) for her work with the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and Meals on Wheels. She is a regular participant with local school science fairs, Skype a Scientist, and in 2019 and 2020 organized the North Central Florida Brain Awareness Week.