Suzanne Vosburg, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience (in Psychiatry)

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Dr. Suzanne K. Vosburg is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, her Master's of Science degree from the Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College and her Doctorate from the University of Bergen in Norway.

Dr. Vosburg's graduate research investigated the relationship between mood and creative problem solving, during which time she developed an enduring interest in data analysis and research methodology. This interest led to her joining the Division on Substance Abuse first as a data analyst, and subsequently as an investigator. In the process of acquiring the knowledge and training necessary to conduct studies investigating the effects of medications and drugs of abuse, Dr. Vosburg worked collaboratively with many members of the Division.

Her current research interests include the epidemiology of prescription drug abuse. She is a dedicated educator and has taken a leadership role in the development and execution of the Research Design and Analysis Course, a primer on statistical methodology for research fellows.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience (in Psychiatry)


  • Female


Selected Publications

  • Vosburg, S.K., Haney, M., Rubin, E., & Foltin, R.W.: Using a novel alternative to drug choice in a human laboratory model of a cocaine binge: A game of chance. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2010;in press
  • Vosburg, S.K., Hart, C.L., Haney, M. Rubin, E. Foltin, R.W.: Modafinil does not serve as a reinforcer in cocaine abusers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2010;106: 233-236
  • Vosburg, S.K., Hart, C.L., Haney, M., & Foltin, R.W.: An evaluation of the reinforcing effects of memantine in cocaine-dependent humans. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2005;79: 257-260
  • Sullivan, M.A., Vosburg, S.K. & Comer, S.D. (2006): Depot naltrexone: Antagonism of the reinforcing, subjective, and physiological effects of heroin. Psychopharmacology 2006;189: 37-46
  • Comer, S.D, Sullivan, M.A., Whittington, R.A, Vosburg, S.K., Kowalczyk, W. J. : Abuse liability of prescription opioids compared to heroin in morphine-maintained heroin abusers. Neuropsychopharmacology 2008;33: 1179-1191