Director of Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity Lab
Dr. Matthew Sutherland is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity (NBC) Lab. His research focuses on understanding the impact of drug use on human brain function and cognition. Specifically, his research aims to understand the brain mechanisms leading to and maintaining drug use with specific emphasis on nicotine addiction, cannabis use, and attentional process.
Towards this goal, Dr. Sutherland’s research employs multiple neuroimaging tools (e.g., pharmacological, task-based and ‘resting-state’ functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)) to identify potential biomarkers for diagnosis and tracking of disease progression, new targets for therapeutic interventions, and strategies for expediting the implementation of personalized treatment. His research is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).