David Maguire
Selected Publications

David Maguire

Assistant Professor/Research
Ph.D., Psychology
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Lab: 210-567-4172


Research Interests

• drug abuse • choice
• decision making • impulsivity
• neuropharmacology                    

Research Activities

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 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 •

NIDA Travel Award to the International Narcotics Research Conference (Bath, United Kingdom) - 2016

ASPET Young Scientist Travel Award - 2015

UTHSCSA Department of Pharmacology Chair’s Award for Excellence in Research - 2015

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 (2017) Exploring the therapeutic potential of opioid/cannabinoid mixtures. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series.

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. 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., 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., Gerak, L.R. and France, C. P. (2014, February) Impulsivity and drugs of abuse. Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.