Dr. Cecile Marczinski

Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Science
Northern Kentucky University
349 MEP
P. 859-572-1438
F. 859-572-6085
E. marczinskc1@nku.edu

 

Dr. Marczinski's research interests address questions about how failures of behavioral control lead to risky and addictive behaviors.  She investigates the determinants and the consequences of drug and alcohol use by measuring the cognitive, behavioral and subjective effects of acute doses of commonly used drugs, such as alcohol and caffeine, in human volunteers. Her recent published work has focused on the acute effects of mixing energy drinks with alcohol (see publications link). 

 

Education:

 

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Psychological Science, Northern Kentucky University, Aug 2013 - current
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Science, Northern Kentucky University, 2008 - 2013
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2007 - 2008
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Post-doctoral Fellow, Departments of Behavioral Science and Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2005 - 2006
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Mentor: Dr. Mark Fillmore, 2002, 2004
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, University of Western Ontario, Mentor: Dr. Andrew Kertesz, 2003

Publications: See Publications page (link is found on the left)

  

Books:

  1. Marczinski, C.A. (2014). Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse: Psychopharmacology in the 21st Century. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Marczinski, C.A., Grant, E.C., & Grant, V.C. (2009). Binge Drinking in Adolescents and College Students. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.

 

Grants:

  1. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - National Institute of Health (NIH) 
    R15 AREA Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 8/1/10-7/31/14
    Total amount: $353,769
  2. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute of Health (NIH) – Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
    Bridge Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 5/1/14-4/30/15    
    Total amount: $67,700
  3. The effects of energy drinks on cardiovascular measures and sport performance
    National Institute of Health (NIH) – Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
    KBRIN-IDeA grant
    PI: Will Peveler, Role: Collaborator
    Funded 5/1/14-4/30/15
    Total amount: $48,854
  4. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute of Health (NIH) – Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
    Post-doc/Technician Support
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 5/1/13-4/30/14    
    Total amount: $33,850
  5. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute of Health (NIH) – Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
    Post-doc/Technician Support
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 5/1/12-4/30/13     
    Total amount: $24,830
  6. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute of Health (NIH) - Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
    Post-doc/Technician Support
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 5/1/11-4/30/12
    Total amount: $22,914
  7. Acute effects of alcohol and energy drinks on behavioral control
    National Institute of Health (NIH) - Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) 
    Faculty Fellowship Research Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 12/1/09-4/30/11
    Total amount: $54,000
  8. Implications of mixing energy drinks and alcohol on information processing and subjective reports of intoxication
    Northern Kentucky University
    Faculty Project Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 7/1/10-6/30/11
    Total amount: $6,000
  9. Implications of mixing energy drinks and alcohol on subjective feelings of intoxication and behavioral control in college student social drinkers
    Northern Kentucky University
    Faculty Project Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 7/1/09-6/30/10
    Total amount: $6,000
  10. Implications of mixing energy drinks and alcohol on subjective feelings of intoxication and behavioral control in college student social drinkers
    Northern Kentucky University
    Summer Fellowship
    Funded 5/11/09-8/1/09
  11. Acute effects of alcohol on behavioral control and simulated driving in frequent and infrequent binge drinkers
    Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 1/1/06-6/30/08
    Total amount: $100,000
  12. Effects of alcohol on behavioral control and simulated driving in binge and non-binge drinkers
    University of Kentucky Center of Drug and Alcohol Research Petite Grant
    Principal Investigator
    Funded 1/1/05-12/31/06
    Total amount: $2,000