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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Barbara Weiland, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Substance Abuse


  • 01/2009-09/2011, Research Fellow, Addiction Research Center and Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 01/2007-09/2008, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuromagnetism Laboratory and Neurology Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • December, 2006, Ph.D., Biomedical Physics - Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • May 1983, B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Rolla

Research Interest:

  • My research interests include application of neuroimaging to study neural mechanisms involved in addiction, the interaction of liability and environment in risk, and the effect of substance use on the brain.

Academic Appointment:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Addiction Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Weiland BJ, Yau WY, Welsh RC, Zucker R, Zubieta JK, Heitzeg M. Accumbens functional connectivity during reward mediates sensation-seeking and substance use in high-risk youth, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, (In Press), 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.08.019.
  • Weiland BJ, Nigg, JT, Welsh RC, Yau WY, Zubieta JK, Zucker R, Heitzeg M. (2012) Resiliency in adolescents at high risk for substance abuse: flexible adaptation via subthalamic nucleus and linkage to drinking and drug use in early adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(6), 1355-1364.
  • Yau, WY, Zubieta JK, Weiland BJ, Samudra P, Zucker RA, and Heitzeg MM. (2012) Nucleus Accumbens Response to Incentive Stimuli Anticipation in Children of Alcoholics: Relationships with Precursive Behavioral Behavioral Risk and Lifetime Alcohol Use, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(7): 2544-51.
  • Weiland BJ, Boutros N, Moran J, Tepley N, Bowyer SM. (2008) Evidence for a frontal cortex role in both auditory and somatosensory habituation: A MEG study, NeuroImage, 42(2), 827-35.