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Randi Melissa Schuster, M.A.


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  1. R01DA052583 (EVINS, A EDEN) Sep 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2024
    Randomized controlled trial of varenicline for cessation of nicotine vaping in adolescent non-smokers
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. K23DA042946 (SCHUSTER, RANDI MELISSA) Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    Cognitive Recovery With Cannabis Abstinence Among High School-Aged Adolescents
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. F31DA032244 (SCHUSTER, RANDI MELISSA) Jul 5, 2011 - Jul 4, 2014
    A Situational Examination of Neurocognition and Affect with Simultaneous Cannabis
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Tervo-Clemmens B, Schmitt W, Wheeler G, Cooke ME, Schuster RM, Hickey S, Pachas GN, Evins AE, Gilman JM. Cannabis use and sleep quality in daily life: An electronic daily diary study of adults starting cannabis for health concerns. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Feb 01; 243:109760. PMID: 36638745.
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  2. Dotson S, Johnson-Arbor K, Schuster RM, Tervo-Clemmens B, Evins AE. Unknown risks of psychosis and addiction with delta-8-THC: A call for research, regulation, and clinical caution. Addiction. 2022 Sep; 117(9):2371-2373. PMID: 35322899.
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  3. Gilman JM, Schuster RM, Potter KW, Schmitt W, Wheeler G, Pachas GN, Hickey S, Cooke ME, Dechert A, Plummer R, Tervo-Clemmens B, Schoenfeld DA, Evins AE. Effect of Medical Marijuana Card Ownership on Pain, Insomnia, and Affective Disorder Symptoms in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 03 01; 5(3):e222106. PMID: 35302633; PMCID: PMC8933735.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Cooke ME, Clifford JS, Do EK, Gilman JM, Maes HH, Peterson RE, Prom-Wormley EC, Evins AE, Schuster RM. Polygenic score for cigarette smoking is associated with ever electronic-cigarette use in a college-aged sample. Addiction. 2022 04; 117(4):1071-1078. PMID: 34636095; PMCID: PMC9875558.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Levy S, Evins AE, Schuster RM, Green L, Lunstead J, Fuller A, Needles EW, Weitzman ER. Virtual Group Therapy Programs-The Wave of the Future. J Adolesc Health. 2021 09; 69(3):527. PMID: 34452730.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Cooke ME, Gilman JM, Lamberth E, Rychik N, Tervo-Clemmens B, Evins AE, Schuster RM. Assessing Changes in Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety During Four Weeks of Cannabis Abstinence Among Adolescents. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:689957. PMID: 34276449; PMCID: PMC8280499.
  7. Savulich G, Rychik N, Lamberth E, Hareli M, Evins AE, Sahakian BJ, Schuster RM. Sex Differences in Neuropsychological Functioning are Domain-Specific in Adolescent and Young Adult Regular Cannabis Users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2021 07; 27(6):592-606. PMID: 34261559.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  8. Gilman JM, Schmitt WA, Wheeler G, Schuster RM, Klawitter J, Sempio C, Evins AE. Variation in Cannabinoid Metabolites Present in the Urine of Adults Using Medical Cannabis Products in Massachusetts. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 04 01; 4(4):e215490. PMID: 33844003.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  9. Schuster RM, Potter K, Lamberth E, Rychik N, Hareli M, Allen S, Broos HC, Mustoe A, Gilman JM, Pachas G, Evins AE. Alcohol substitution during one month of cannabis abstinence among non-treatment seeking youth. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2021 04 20; 107:110205. PMID: 33309538; PMCID: PMC7882030.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Schuster RM, Potter K, Vandrey R, Hareli M, Gilman J, Schoenfeld D, Evins AE. Urinary 11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol elimination in adolescent and young adult cannabis users during one month of sustained and biochemically-verified abstinence. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 02; 34(2):197-210. PMID: 31535597.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Radoman M, Hoeppner SS, Schuster RM, Evins AE, Gilman JM. Marijuana use and major depressive disorder are additively associated with reduced verbal learning and altered cortical thickness. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2019 08; 19(4):1047-1058. PMID: 30809764.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Gilman JM, Yücel MA, Pachas GN, Potter K, Levar N, Broos H, Manghis EM, Schuster RM, Evins AE. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol intoxication is associated with increased prefrontal activation as assessed with functional near-infrared spectroscopy: A report of a potential biomarker of intoxication. Neuroimage. 2019 08 15; 197:575-585. PMID: 31075393.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Stangl BL, Schuster RM, Schneider A, Dechert A, Potter KW, Hareli M, Mahmud F, Yalin ER, Ramchandani VA, Gilman JM. Suggestibility is associated with alcohol self-administration, subjective alcohol effects, and self-reported drinking behavior. J Psychopharmacol. 2019 07; 33(7):769-778. PMID: 30829118.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Schuster RM, Hareli M, Moser AD, Lowman K, Gilman J, Ulysse C, Schoenfeld D, Evins AE. Cross-domain correlates of cannabis use disorder severity among young adults. Addict Behav. 2019 06; 93:212-218. PMID: 30753972.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Schuster RM, Gilman J, Schoenfeld D, Evenden J, Hareli M, Ulysse C, Nip E, Hanly A, Zhang H, Evins AE. One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults Is Associated With Improved Memory. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 10 30; 79(6). PMID: 30408351; PMCID: PMC6587572.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  16. Schuster RM, Pachas GN, Stoeckel L, Cather C, Nadal M, Mischoulon D, Schoenfeld DA, Zhang H, Ulysse C, Dodds EB, Sobolewski S, Hudziak V, Hanly A, Fava M, Evins AE. Phase IIb Trial of an a7 Nicotinic Receptor Partial Agonist With and Without Nicotine Patch for Withdrawal-Associated Cognitive Deficits and Tobacco Abstinence. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2018 Aug; 38(4):307-316. PMID: 29912798.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  17. Gilman JM, Radoman M, Schuster RM, Pachas G, Azzouz N, Fava M, Evins AE. Anterior insula activation during inhibition to smoking cues is associated with ability to maintain tobacco abstinence. Addict Behav Rep. 2018 Jun; 7:40-46. PMID: 29450255; PMCID: PMC5805503.
    Citations: 8     
  18. Schuster RM, Fontaine M, Nip E, Zhang H, Hanly A, Evins AE. Prolonged cannabis withdrawal in young adults with lifetime psychiatric illness. Prev Med. 2017 11; 104:40-45. PMID: 28242263.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  19. Schuster RM, Cather C, Pachas GN, Zhang H, Cieslak KM, Hoeppner SS, Schoenfeld D, Evins AE. Predictors of tobacco abstinence in outpatient smokers with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder treated with varenicline and cognitive behavioral smoking cessation therapy. Addict Behav. 2017 08; 71:89-95. PMID: 28285208; PMCID: PMC6499932.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Schuster RM, Hanly A, Gilman J, Budney A, Vandrey R, Evins AE. A contingency management method for 30-days abstinence in non-treatment seeking young adult cannabis users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Oct 01; 167:199-206. PMID: 27590742.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Gilman JM, Schuster RM, Curran MT, Calderon V, van der Kouwe A, Evins AE. Neural mechanisms of sensitivity to peer information in young adult cannabis users. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2016 08; 16(4):646-61. PMID: 27068178.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Schuster RM, Hoeppner SS, Evins AE, Gilman JM. Early onset marijuana use is associated with learning inefficiencies. Neuropsychology. 2016 05; 30(4):405-15. PMID: 26986749.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  23. Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D. Ecological momentary assessment of working memory under conditions of simultaneous marijuana and tobacco use. Addiction. 2016 08; 111(8):1466-76. PMID: 26857917.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Gilman JM, Curran MT, Calderon V, Schuster RM, Evins AE. Altered Neural Processing to Social Exclusion in Young Adult Marijuana Users. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2016 Mar 01; 1(2):152-159. PMID: 26977454.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  25. Gonzalez R, Schuster RM, Mermelstein RM, Diviak KR. The role of decision-making in cannabis-related problems among young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Sep 01; 154:214-21. PMID: 26199058.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D. Acceptability and feasibility of a visual working memory task in an ecological momentary assessment paradigm. Psychol Assess. 2015 Dec; 27(4):1463-70. PMID: 25894710.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Crane NA, Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Gonzalez R. Neuropsychological sex differences associated with age of initiated use among young adult cannabis users. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015; 37(4):389-401. PMID: 25832823.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Ross JM, Coxe S, Schuster RM, Rojas A, Gonzalez R. The moderating effects of cannabis use and decision making on the relationship between conduct disorder and risky sexual behavior. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015; 37(3):303-15. PMID: 25832553.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Schuster RM, Crane NA, Mermelstein R, Gonzalez R. Tobacco may mask poorer episodic memory among young adult cannabis users. Neuropsychology. 2015 Sep; 29(5):759-66. PMID: 25558879.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Crane NA, Schuster RM, Gonzalez R. Preliminary evidence for a sex-specific relationship between amount of cannabis use and neurocognitive performance in young adult cannabis users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2013 Oct; 19(9):1009-15. PMID: 23962414.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Crane NA, Schuster RM, Fusar-Poli P, Gonzalez R. Effects of cannabis on neurocognitive functioning: recent advances, neurodevelopmental influences, and sex differences. Neuropsychol Rev. 2013 Jun; 23(2):117-37. PMID: 23129391.
    Citations: 131     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  32. Schuster RM, Hertel AW, Mermelstein R. Cigar, cigarillo, and little cigar use among current cigarette-smoking adolescents. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 May; 15(5):925-31. PMID: 23072873; PMCID: PMC3621583.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Schuster RM, Mermelstein R, Wakschlag L. Gender-specific relationships between depressive symptoms, marijuana use, parental communication and risky sexual behavior in adolescence. J Youth Adolesc. 2013 Aug; 42(8):1194-209. PMID: 22927009.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Gonzalez R, Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Vassileva J, Martin EM, Diviak KR. Performance of young adult cannabis users on neurocognitive measures of impulsive behavior and their relationship to symptoms of cannabis use disorders. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2012; 34(9):962-76. PMID: 22882144.
    Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  35. Schuster RM, Crane NA, Mermelstein R, Gonzalez R. The influence of inhibitory control and episodic memory on the risky sexual behavior of young adult cannabis users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2012 Sep; 18(5):827-33. PMID: 22676889.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Schuster RM, Gonzalez R. Substance Abuse, Hepatitis C, and Aging in HIV: Common Cofactors that Contribute to Neurobehavioral Disturbances. Neurobehav HIV Med. 2012 Feb 16; 2012(4):15-34. PMID: 24014165.
    Citations: 10     
  37. Schuster R, Bornovalova M, Hunt E. The influence of depression on the progression of HIV: direct and indirect effects. Behav Modif. 2012 Mar; 36(2):123-45. PMID: 22089635.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Gonzalez R, Schuster RM, Vassileva J, Martin EM. Impact of HIV and a history of marijuana dependence on procedural learning among individuals with a history of substance dependence. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2011 Aug; 33(7):735-52. PMID: 21480022.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  39. Sargeant MN, Daughters SB, Curtin JJ, Schuster R, Lejuez CW. Unique roles of antisocial personality disorder and psychopathic traits in distress tolerance. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):987-92. PMID: 21668082.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Daughters SB, Magidson JF, Schuster RM, Safren SA. ACT HEALTHY: A Combined Cognitive-Behavioral Depression and Medication Adherence Treatment for HIV-Infected Substance Users. Cogn Behav Pract. 2010 Aug 01; 17(3):309-321. PMID: 21709737.
    Citations: 28     
  41. Daughters SB, Stipelman BA, Sargeant MN, Schuster R, Bornovalova MA, Lejuez CW. The interactive effects of antisocial personality disorder and court-mandated status on substance abuse treatment dropout. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2008 Mar; 34(2):157-64. PMID: 17869050.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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