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An experimental psychologist with a research focus on behavioral medicine and the psychopharmacology of addiction. Teaching experience includes biopsychology, psychopharmacology, learning and behavior, research methods and statistics.

Doctor of Philosophy: Psychology (Program in Brain, Behavior & Cognition)
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA, 2007

Master of Arts: Psychology
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA, 1994

Bachelor of Science: Journalism
Boston University, College of Communication, Boston, MA, 1993

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology – Pepperdine University

Social Sciences Division, Malibu, CA
August, 2009 – present
Courses taught: Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology, Psychopharmacology, Research Methods, Introductory Statistics

Part-time Lecturer – Loyola Marymount University
Psychology Department, Los Angeles, CA
September, 2008 – May, 2009
Courses taught: Introduction to Psychology

Adjunct Instructor – Cerritos Community College
Social Sciences Division, Norwalk, CA
August, 2007 – May, 2009
Courses taught: General Psychology

Adjunct Instructor - American Intercontinental University
General Education Division, Los Angeles, CA
January, 2003 – September, 2008
Courses taught: Aspects of Psychology, University Success

Adjunct Instructor - Long Beach City College
Psychology Department, Long Beach, CA
January, 2007 – present
Courses taught: Introduction to Psychology

Teaching Fellow - Boston University
Psychology Department, Boston, MA
September, 1994 – May, 1998
Courses taught: Psychology of Learning, Experimental Learning Lab, Experimental Design (Statistics), Abnormal Psychology. (Fellowships consisted of 4 hrs/wk of solo lecturing within discussion sections)

- 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award – American Intercontinental University
- Member Golden Key National Honor Society
- Nominated Athletic-Academic All American

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
January, 2008 – June, 2009
Responsible for daily laboratory management, participant recruitment, data collection and statistical analyses for several concurrently running NIAAA research projects. Also co-facilitated alcohol interventions for various at-risk groups (freshman, judicially-mandated & female college students) using motivational interviewing and normative feedback techniques, assisted with IRB process, prepared NIH grant reviews and presentations and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles focusing on substance use in young adults.

Scientific Consultant, Ghostwriter
Passages Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, Malibu, CA
May, 2004 – July, 2005
Provided scientific research, writing and editing of pharmaceutical information for the book, "The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery".

Research Contractor
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA
May, 1995 – December, 1995
Prepared a review of drugs that could be used to affect human performance in military situations. Created a database of these drugs, and co-authored resultant chapter of "The Textbook of Military Medicine".

Research Contractor
U.S. Department of Defense, Polygraph Institute, Natick, MA
July, 1994 – May, 1995
Created a database of drugs that could potentially interfere with the physiological detection of deception, and co-authored the accompanying report to be used by polygraph technicians in the field.

- NIH Human Participants Education for Research Teams Course
- Grant Funding Workshop - Cynthia Carr, MA, Sponsored Projects Office, LMU

LaBrie, J. W., Cail, J., Pedersen, E. R., & Migliuri, S. (2011). Reducing alcohol risk in adjudicated male college students: Further validation of a group motivational enhancement intervention. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(1), 82-98. doi:10.1080/1067828X.2011.534369

Cail, J & LaBrie, J. (2010). Disparity between the perceived alcohol-related attitudes of parents and peers increases alcohol risk in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35(2), 135-139.

LaBrie, J., Cail, J., Hummer, J., Lac, A. & Neighbors, C. (2009). What men want: The role of reflective opposite-sex normative preferences in predicting alcohol use among college women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(1), 157-162.

LaBrie, J., Migliuri, S., Cail, J. (2009). A night to remember: A harm reduction birthday card intervention reduces high risk drinking during 21st birthday celebrations. Journal of American College Health, 57(6), 659-663.

Lieberman, H. & Cail-Sirota, J. (In press). Performance maintaining and enhancing strategies. In R. Burr & P. Amoroso (Eds.), Combat and Operational Behavioral Health. Falls Church, VA: The Borden Institute - Office of the Surgeon General: Department of the Army.

LaBrie, J. & Cail, J (In press). Parental interaction with college students: The moderating impact of parental contact on the influence of perceived peer norms on drinking. Journal of College Student Development

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W., Lac, A., Sessoms, A., & Cail, J. (In review). Estimates and influences of reflective opposite-sex norms on alcohol use among a high-risk sample of college students: Exploring Greek-affiliation and gender effects. Addictive Behaviors.

Cail, J. (2007). The effects of partial reinforcement on morphine withdrawal. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 68(4-B), 2631.

Prentiss, C. (2005). The alcoholism & addiction cure: A holistic approach to total recovery. Los Angeles: Power Press. (Ghostwriter)

Cail-Sirota, J. & Lieberman, H. (1995). A database of research on drugs which could influence the outcome of psychophysiological detection of deception examination (DoDPI-R-0005). Fort McClellan, AL: Department of Defense, Polygraph Institute.

Garrett, B. (2010) Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology (3rd Ed.), Los Angeles: Sage Publications

Ciccarelli, S. & White, J. (2009). Psychology (2nd Ed.), New Jersey: Pearson Prentiss Hall

National Academy of Science - Science & Entertainment Exchange
July, 2009 – present
Scientific consultant for entertainment projects including films, books and magazine articles. Films include Light Years Away (Director: Bryan Stoller), 13 Game of Death (Director: Daniel Stamm), and The Hunted (Director: Robert Chapin). Articles include "Villain Science: The Science of Bane".


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