Amber B. Hodges
Dr. Amber Bradshaw Hodges received her Bachelor's of Science Degree from Bennett College in 1998. She went on to receive both her Master's and Doctorate in Psychology from the Graduate school and University Center of the City University of New York. Specializing in biopsychology, her dissertation research focused on the regularity role of dopamine in copulatory behavior in female mice. Dr Hodges completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Biology Department at Morgan State where she investigated the role of early stress, maternal care, and subsequent hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress reactivity on cortical development and plasticity. Currently, she collaborates with the Molecular Neuropsychiatry Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH and her current research focus aims to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms that mediate methamphetamine-induced neuroadaptions. Recently, Dr. Hodges was a participant in the first cohort of the HBCU-UP - Leadership Development Institute supported by the Quality Education for Minorities Network and funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hodges teaches General Psychology, Physiological Psychology and Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology.