Dr. Cail is an experimental psychopharmacologist with a research focus on behavioral medicine and public health, particularly the use of the mind-body connection for prevention and healing.
Dr. Cail is an experimental psychopharmacologist with a research focus on behavioral medicine and public health, particularly the use of the mind-body connection for prevention and healing. She was featured on NOVA's The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers, and also serves as a science communicator and scientific consultant for film and television through the National Academy of Sciences.
PhD in Experimental Psychology
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA, 2007
MA in Applied Psychology
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA, 1994
BS in 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: Psychopharmacology; Biopsychology; Learning & Behavior; Research Methods; Introduction to Psychology for Majors; Introduction to Psychology for Non-Majors; Introductory Statistics; Intermediate Statistics & Computer Applications
Adjunct Instructor - Long Beach City College
Psychology Department, Long Beach, CA
January, 2007 – December, 2016
Courses taught: Introduction to Psychology
Adjunct Instructor - California State University, Dominguez Hills
Psychology Department, Dominguez Hills, CA
January, 2012 – December, 2013
Courses taught: Advanced Research Methods (3 units, MA level); Advanced Research Seminar/Lab in Learning & Behavior (6 units)
Adjunct Instructor – 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
Graduate 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
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 R01 public health research projects for the NIH and the NIAAA. Also prepared grant reviews and presentations, and facilitated clinical alcohol interventions for at-risk groups using motivational interviewing and normative feedback.. Co-authored 6 peer-reviewed journal articles on substance use in young adults in 18 months.
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA
May, 1995 – December, 1995
Created a database of drugs that could be used to affect human performance in military situations and co-authored a chapter in a volume of the Textbook of Military Medicine titled, "Military quantitative physiology”.
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 (lie detection) and co-authored a grey paper to be used by polygraph technicians in the field. Paper has been classified as F.O.U.O. (For Official Use Only).
National Academy of Sciences - Science & Entertainment Exchange
July, 2009 – present
Scientific consultant for film, television, and literary projects with the goal of improving scientific literacy within the US by improving scientific accuracy in entertainment. Projects include Disney’s Zootopia, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Agents of Shield, and Netflix’s Daredevil television series. Additionally, a scientific mentor for girls in STEM through Disney’s STEM Mentor Challenge. Speaking appearances include events for the White House and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Featured scientist on the 2016 season of PBS’s NOVA - The Secret Life of Scientists.
Grazier, K., & Cail, J. (In preparation) Hollyweird Science of the Third Kind, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Lieberman, H., Cail, J. & Friedl, K. (2012). Performance-maintaining and performance-enhancing drugs and food components. In R. Burr & P. Amoroso (Eds.), Military quantitative physiology: Problems and concepts in military operational medicine. Falls Church, VA: The Borden Institute - Office of the Surgeon General: Department of the Army.
Hummer, J.F., LaBrie, J.W., Lac, A., Sessoms, A., & Cail, J. (2012). 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, 37(5), 596–604.
LaBrie, J.W. & Cail, J. (2011). Parental interaction with college students: The moderating effect of parental contact on the influence of perceived peer norms on drinking during the transition to college. Journal of College Student Development, 52(5), 610-621.
LaBrie, J.W., Cail, J., Pedersen, E. R., & Migliuri, S. (2010). 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.
Cail, J. (2007). The effects of partial reinforcement on morphine withdrawal. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 68(4-B), 2631.
Cail, 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.
· Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society; “Neuroscientific Accuracy in Hollywood Entertainment”; San Francisco, CA (April, 2017)
· E.G. Conference; “Brain Health - The Importance of Play”; Carmel, CA (April, 2017)
· American Museum of Natural History; “The Secret Life of Scientists”; New York, NY (May, 2016)
· Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society; “Hollywood Neuroscience”; Los Angeles, CA (March, 2016)
· White House Office of Science & Technology - Homesteading in Space Conference; “The Neuroscience of Time Cues – Human Factors in Space”; Los Angeles, CA (February, 2016)
· Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Panel discussion on “Scientific Accuracy in Hollywood Science Fiction; San Diego, CA (January, 2016)
· National Academy of Sciences & Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Sloan Summit; “Environmental Conditioning in Opiate Addiction”; Los Angeles, CA (November, 2014)
AWARDS & HONORS:
Winner Outstanding Faculty Award (student nominated) – American Intercontinental University (May, 2008)
Dr. Cail created LongeviTeas herbal blends by reviewing the scientific literature and selecting only the herbs and spices with proven efficacy.
Evidence based teas.
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