|Credentials:||1991 - Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Experimental and Biological Psychology|
|Office:||Johnson Tower 209|
|Mailing Address:||Department of Psychology|
PO Box 644820
Pullman, WA 99164-4820
Psychopharmacology; Hormone Modulation of Pain; Analgesia and Mood
Using animal models, the broad research goals of the Craft laboratory are to determine:
- Whether there are sex differences in the psychopharmacological effects of drugs
- How gonadal steroid hormones such as testosterone and estradiol modulate pain, mood and the therapeutic and side-effects of psychoactive drugs
The clinical applications of this work:
- The development of sex-appropriate guidelines for use of psychotherapeutic and analgesic medications
- Improved prevention and treatment of gonadal steroid hormone-mediated pain and depression.
Selected Publications 2007-2018
Cooper ZD, Craft RM (2018). Sex-dependent effects of cannabis and cannabinoids: A translational perspective. Neuropsychopharmacology 43:34-51.
Craft RM and C Ulibarri (2009). Sexual differentiation of rat reproductive vs. opioid antinociceptive systems. Gender Medicine 6:209-224.
Craft RM (2007). Modulation of pain by estrogens. Pain132 Suppl 1:S3-12.