University of Florida
| drug abuse|| choice|
| decision making|| impulsivity|
Drug abuse remains a significant public health problem. Many factors contribute to the development and maintenance of drug taking, and an understanding of these factors will aid in the development of better prevention and treatment strategies. My research in Dr. France’s laboratory uses a variety of techniques to study the interactions between behavior and pharmacology and how those interactions impact the abuse-related effects of drugs. Current areas of interest are (1) examining effects of repeated treatment with drugs of abuse (e.g., opioids) on choice, decision making, and impulsivity and (2) evaluation of the abuse-related effects of drug combinations, particularly combinations that might have therapeutic potential (e.g., for treating pain).
Accomplishments, Awards and Honors
ASPET Young Scientist Travel Award - 2015
ASPET James A. Bain Young Scientist Travel Award to the World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (Cape Town, South Africa) - 2014
ASPET Young Scientist Travel Award - 2014
CPDD NIDA Director’s Travel Award - 2014
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Training Fellow (F32) - 2013-2014
NIDA Director’s CPDD Travel Award - 2013
ASPET Young Scientist Travel Award - 2013
NRSA Postdoctoral Training Fellow (T32) - 2011-2013
Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships
Postdoctoral Representative, ASPET Behavioral Pharmacology Division Executive Committee, 2014-2016
American Society for Pharmacological and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), Postdoctoral Member
Association for Behavior Analysis, Member
Behavioral Pharmacology Society
College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Member-in-Training
International Study Group Investigating Drugs as Reinforcers
Lectures and Presentations
Maguire, DR., Weed, PF., Gerak, LR. and France, CP. (2017) Assessing therapeutic and abuse potential of opioid/cannabinoid mixtures in nonhuman primates. Winter Conference on Brain Research, Big Sky, MT.
Maguire, DR. (2016) Exploring the link between impulsivity and drug abuse using choice procedures. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Maguire, D.R., Henson, C., and France, C.P. (2015) Effects of daily morphine treatment on impulsivity in rats responding under a 5-choice serial reaction time task. ASPET, Boston, MA.
Maguire, D.R. and France, C.P. (2015) Interactions between the discriminative stimulus effects of mu opioid receptor agonists and cannabinoid receptor agonists. Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.
Maguire, D. R., Gerak, L.R. and France, C. P. (2014, February) Impulsivity and drugs of abuse. Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.
Maguire, D. R. and France, C. P. (2012, September) Interactions between cannabinoid receptor agonists and mu opioid receptor agonists: evaluation of treatment- and abuse-related effects. UTHSCSA Addiction Seminar Series, San Antonio, TX.
Maguire, D. R., Gerak, L. R. and France, C. P. (2012, June) Delay-discounting of food and remifentanil in rhesus monkeys responding under a food-versus-drug choice procedure. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Palm Springs, CA.