*Please note that Dr. Lisdahl has recently changed her name from Dr. Medina. Her publications are under either Lisdahl, KM, or Medina, KL.


  • Wallace, A., Wade, N., & Lisdahl, K. (2020). Impact of 2 Weeks of Monitored Abstinence on Cognition in Adolescent and Young Adult Cannabis Users. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1355617720000260

  • Sullivan, R.M.; Wallace, A.L.; Wade, N.E.; Swartz, A.M.; Lisdahl, K.M. Assessing the Role of Cannabis Use on Cortical Surface Structure in Adolescents and Young Adults: Exploring Gender and Aerobic Fitness as Potential Moderators. Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 117.

  • Wallace, A.L., Maple, K.E., Barr, A.T., & Lisdahl, K.M. BOLD responses to inhibition in cannabis-using adolescents and emerging adults after 2 weeks of monitored cannabis abstinence. Psychopharmacology (2020).

  • Natasha E. Wade, Alicia M. Thomas, Staci A. Gruber, Susan F. Tapert, Francesca M. Filbey, and Krista M. Lisdahl. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.Mar 2020.62-72.






  • Wright, N.E., Strong, J.A., Gilbart, E.R., Shollenbarger, S. & Lisdahl, K.M. (2015). 5-HTTLPR genotype moderates the effects of past ecstasy use on verbal memory performance in adolescent and emerging adults: A pilot study. PLoS ONE, (10)7: e0134708. PMID: 26231032.

  • Shollenbarger, S., Price, J.S., Wieser, J., Lisdahl, K.M. (2015). Poorer frontolimbic white matter integrity is associated with chronic cannabis use, FAAH genotype, and increased depressive and apathy symptoms in adolescents and young adults. Neuroimaging: Clinical, 8: 117-25. PMID: 26106535. View | Download

  • Padula, C.B., McQueeny, T.M., Lisdahl, K.M., Price, J.S. & Tapert, S.F. (2015). Craving is associated with amygdala volumes in adolescent marijuana users during abstinence. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41(2): 127-32. PMID: 25668330. View | Download

  • Padula, C.B., Anthenelli, R.M., Eliassen, J.C., Nelson, E. & Lisdahl, K.M. (2015). Gender effects in alcohol dependence: An fMRI pilot study examining affective processing. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(2): 272-81. PMID: 25684049 View | Download

  • Price, J.S., McQueeny, T.M., Shollenbarger, S., Browning E.L., Wieser, J. & Lisdahl, K.M. (2015). Effects of marijuana use on prefrontal and parietal volumes and cognition in emerging adults. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 232(16): 2939-50. PMID: 25921032. View | Download

  • Shollenbarger, S., Price, J.S., Wieser, J. & Lisdahl, K.M. (2015). Impact of cannabis use on prefrontal and parietal cortex gyrification and surface area in adolescents and emerging adults. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 16: 46-53. PMID: 26233614. View | Download


  • Lisdahl, K.M., Wright, N.E., Medina-Kirchner, C., Maple, K.E. & Shollenbarger, S. (2014). Considering cannabis: The effects of regular cannabis use on neurocognition in adolescents and young adults. Current Addiction Reports, 1(2): 144-56. PMID: 25013751. View | Download

  • Price J.S., Shear P. & Lisdahl K.M. (2014). Ecstasy exposure & gender: Examining components of verbal memory functioning. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115645. PMID: 25545890 View | Download


  • Lisdahl, K.M. Thayer, R., Squeglia, L., McQueeny, T.M. & Tapert, S.T. (2013). Recent binge drinking predicts smaller cerebellar volumes in adolescents. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 211(1): 17-23. PMCID: PMC3670762 View | Download

  • Price, J.S., Strong, J.A., Eliassen, J., McQueeny, T., Miller, M., Padula, C.B., Shear, P.K. & Lisdahl, K.M. (2013). Serotonin transporter gene moderates associations between mood, memory and hippocampal volume. Behavioural Brain Research, 242: 158-65. PMID: 23266326. View | Download

  • Lisdahl, K.M., Gilbart, E.R., Shollenbarger, S. & Wright, N. (2013). Dare to Delay?: The impacts of adolescent alcohol and marijuana use onset on cognition, brain structure and function. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4: 53. PMID: 23847550. View | Download


  • Tamm, L., Epstein, J.N., Lisdahl, K.M., Molina, B., Tapert, S., Hinshaw, S.P., Arnold, L.E., Velanova, K., Abikoff, H. & Swanson, J.M.; MTA Neuroimaging Group (2013). Impact of ADHD and cannabis use on executive functioning in young adults. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 133(2): 607-14. PMID: 23992650. View | Download

  • Lisdahl, K.M. & Price, J.S. (2012). Increased marijuana use and gender predict poorer cognitive functioning in healthy emerging adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(4): 678-88. PMID: 22613255. View | Download


  • McQueeny, T.M., Padula, C.B., Price, J., Medina, K.L., Logan, P. & Tapert, S.F. (2011). Gender effects on amygdala morphometry in adolescent marijuana users. Behavioural Brain Research, 224(1): 128-134. PMID: 21664935. View | Download

  • Hanson, K.L., Medina, K.L., Padula, C.B., Tapert, S.F. & Brown, S.A. (2011). Impact of adolescent alcohol and drug use on neuropsychological functioning in young adulthood: 10-year outcomes. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(2): 135-154. PMID: 21532924. View | Download


  • Hanson, K. L., Winward, J. L., Schweinsburg, A. D., Medina, K. L., Brown, S. A. & Tapert, S. F. (2010). Longitudinal study of cognition among adolescent marijuana users over three weeks of abstinence. Addictive Behaviors. 35(11): 970-6. View | Download

  • Schweinsburg, A.D., Schweinsburg, B.C., Medina, K.L., McQueeny, T., Brown, S.A. & Tapert, S.F. (2010). The influence of recency of use on fMRI response during spatial working memory in adolescent marijuana users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 42(3): 401-12. View | Download

  • Hanson, K.L., Medina, K.L., Nagel, B.J., Spadoni, A.D., Gorlick, A. & Tapert, S.F. (2010). Hippocampal volumes in adolescents with and without a family history of alcoholism. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 36(3): 161-67. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L., Nagel, B.J. & Tapert, S.F. (2010). Cerebellar vermis abnormality in adolescent marijuana users. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 182(2): 152-159. View | Download


  • Cohen-Zion, M., Drummong, S.P.A., Padula, C.B., Winward, J., Kanady, J., Medina, K.L. & Tapert, S.F. (2009). Sleep architecture in adolescent marijuana and alcohol users during acute and extended abstinence. Addictive Behaviors, 34(11): 967-9. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L., McQueeny, T., Nagel, B.J., Hanson, K.L., Yang, T. & Tapert, S.F. (2009). Prefrontal morphometry in abstinent adolescent marijuana users: Subtle gender effects. Addiction Biology, 14(4): 457-68. View | Download


  • Medina, K.L., McQueeny, T., Nagel, B.J., Hanson, K., Schweinsburg, A.D. & Tapert, S.F. (2008). Prefrontal cortex volumes in adolescents with alcohol use disorders: Unique gender effects. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, 32(3): 386-94. View | Download


  • Medina, K.L., Hanson, K., Schweinsburg, A.D., Cohen-Zion, M., Nagel, B.J. & Tapert, S.F. (2007). Neuropsychological functioning in adolescent marijuana users: Subtle deficits detectable after 30 days of abstinence. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13(5): 807-820. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L., Nagel, B.J., McQueeny, T., Park, A. & Tapert, S.F. (2007). Depressive symptoms in adolescents: Associations with white matter volume and marijuana use. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(6): 592-600. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L. & Shear, P.K. (2007). Anxiety, depression & behavioral symptoms of executive dysfunction in ecstasy users: Contributions of polydrug use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 87(2-3): 303-311. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L., Schweinsburg, A.D., Cohen-Zion, M., Nagel, B.J. & Tapert, S.F. (2007). Effects of alcohol and combined marijuana and alcohol use during adolescence on hippocampal volume and asymmetry. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 29(1): 141-152. View | Download


  • Medina, K.L., Shear, P.K. & Schafer, J. (2006). Memory functioning in polysubstance dependent women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 84(3): 248-55. PMID: 16595165. View | Download

  • Nagel, B.J., Medina, K.L., Yoshii, J., Schweinsburg, A.D., Moadab, I. & Tapert, S.F. (2006). Age related changes in prefrontal white matter volume across adolescence. NeuroReport, 17(13): 1427-31. View | Download


  • Busch, R.M., Pagulayan, K.F., Medina, K.L. & Krikorian, R. (2005). Corsi Block-Tapping task performance as a of path configuration. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 27: 1-8.

  • Medina, K.L., Shear, P.K. & Corcoran, K. (2005). Ecstasy (MDMA) exposure and neuropsychological functioning: A polydrug perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11(6): 1-13.


  • Medina, K.L., Shear, P.K., Schafer, J, Armstrong, T.G. & Dyer, P. (2004). Cognitive functioning and length of abstinence in polysubstance dependent men. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(2): 245-58. View | Download

  • Medina, K.L., Schafer, J, Shear, P.K. & Armstrong, T.G. (2004). Memory ability is associated with disagreement about the most recent conflict in polysubstance abusing couples. Journal of Family Violence, 19(6): 381-90. View | Download


  • Abrams, K., Kushner, M., & Medina, K.L. & Voight, A. (2002). Self-administration of alcohol before and after a public speaking challenge by individuals with social phobia. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 16(2): 121-128.

  • Armstrong, T.G., Wernke, J.Y., Medina, K.L. & Schafer, J. (2002). Do Partners Agree about the Occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence? A Review of the Current Literature. Trauma, Violence & Abuse: A Review Journal, 3(3): 181-193.


  • Armstrong, T.G, Heideman, G., Corcoran, K., Fisher, B., Medina, K.L. & Schafer, J. (2001). Disagreement about the occurrence of male-to-female intimate partner violence: A qualitative study. Journal of Family and Community Health, 24: 55-75.

  • Abrams, K., Kushner, M., Medina, K.L. & Voight, A. (2001). The pharmacologic and expectancy effects of alcohol on social anxiety in individuals with social phobia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 64(2): 219-31.