Noah Gubner, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute for Health Policy Studies
+1 415 514-2952

Noah received his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. His dissertation research utilized behavioral and genetic animal models that have been well established for alcohol research to study the combined effects of nicotine and alcohol on reward and neuroadaptation, with the goal of understanding why these two drugs share such a high rate of co-abuse. For his dissertation research, Noah also completed work using preclinical mouse models to further evaluate the smoking cessation aid varenicline as a potential pharmacological treatment for alcohol dependence. Noah received an Individual Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association, and an OHSU Tartar Trust Fellowship award. 
As a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF CTCRE he plans to work with human clinical populations to study epidemiological, genetic, and pharmacological factors that contribute to the co-abuse of tobacco and alcohol.


A Comparison of Daily Versus Weekly Electronic Cigarette Users in Treatment for Substance Abuse.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Gubner NR, Pagano A, Tajima B, Guydish J

Menthol cigarette smoking among individuals in treatment for substance use disorders.

Addictive behaviors

Gubner NR, Williams DD, Pagano A, Campbell BK, Guydish J

Cigarette smoking and quit attempts among Latinos in substance use disorder treatment.

The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse

Pagano A, Gubner N, Le T, Guydish J

Smoking-related outcomes and associations with tobacco-free policy in addiction treatment, 2015-2016.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Guydish J, Yip D, Le T, Gubner NR, Delucchi K, Roman P

Nicotine biomarkers and rate of nicotine metabolism among cigarette smokers taking buprenorphine for opioid dependency.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Gubner NR, Guydish J, Humfleet GL, Benowitz NL, Hall SM

Addiction Treatment Clients' Reactions to Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs.

Journal of drug issues

Pagano A, Gubner N, Tajima B, Yip D, Henderson C, Guydish J

Use of multiple tobacco products in a national sample of persons enrolled in addiction treatment.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Guydish J, Tajima B, Pramod S, Le T, Gubner NR, Campbell B, Roman P

Racial differences in the relationship between rate of nicotine metabolism and nicotine intake from cigarette smoking.

Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior

Ross KC, Gubner NR, Tyndale RF, Hawk LW, Lerman C, George TP, Cinciripini P, Schnoll RA, Benowitz NL

Cessation of alcohol consumption decreases rate of nicotine metabolism in male alcohol-dependent smokers.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Gubner NR, Kozar-Konieczna A, Szoltysek-Boldys I, Slodczyk-Mankowska E, Goniewicz J, Sobczak A, Jacob P, Benowitz NL, Goniewicz ML

Nicotine enhances the locomotor stimulating but not the conditioned rewarding effect of ethanol in DBA/2J mice.

Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research

Gubner NR, Cunningham CL, Phillips TJ

Effects of varenicline on ethanol-induced conditioned place preference, locomotor stimulation, and sensitization.

Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research

Gubner NR, McKinnon CS, Phillips TJ

Strain differences in behavioral inhibition in a Go/No-go task demonstrated using 15 inbred mouse strains.

Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research

Gubner NR, Wilhelm CJ, Phillips TJ, Mitchell SH

D4 receptor deficiency in mice has limited effects on impulsivity and novelty seeking.

Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior

Helms CM, Gubner NR, Wilhelm CJ, Mitchell SH, Grandy DK