Matt Kirkpatrick, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is associate director of the USC-Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL), which conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection between drug abuse, emotion, and health-related behaviors. He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Kirkpatrick completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s research utilizes human behavioral pharmacology methods to investigate how interactions between drugs of abuse and environmental contexts alter mood, cognition, behavior, and physiological function.Dr. Kirkpatrick is also investigating the impact of various e-cigarette product characteristics (for example, flavorings) on the appeal and abuse potential of e-cigarettes.