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Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center



Thomas Kelly, Ph.D.

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          Robert Straus Professor, Department of Behavioral Science

Contact Information

Training and Publications

University of Kentucky Research Summary (PDF)
134 Medical Behavioral Science Building Publication Listing on PubMed
1100 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40536-0086  
Telephone: (859) 323-5206  
Fax: (859) 323-5350  

Research Interests

Ongoing research programs are designed to evealuate individual differences in the behavioral effects of drugs with abuse liability in men and women. Experimental procedures have been established to measure the effects of hormones and drugs of abuse on multiple dimensions of human behavior, including neuroactivation, drug reinforcement, discriminative stimulus effects of drugs, learning ability, reaction time, temporal discrimination, psychomotor performance, food consumption, social behavior, physiological reactivity, tobacco cigarette smoking behavior, mood, impulsivity and sexual-decision making, and subjective report of drug effects. Ongoing studies utilize these procedures to evaluate the effects of pharmacotherapies, gender, menstrual cycle phase, age and personality on the behavioral effects of medications with abuse liability. Dr. Kelly has been involved in laboratory research evaluating the neurobiology of human appetite, and on the interrelationship between nutrients and the self-administration of alcohol and other drugs with abuse liability.

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